September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. A library card is your passport to information, education, recreation, imagination, and exploration. In Brunswick County, “everyone who lives, works, goes to school, or owns property” in the county is “eligible for a FREE library card, with proper identification.” A parent or legal guardian can obtain a library card for a child 5 through 17.  

Your library card lets you access resources–hardcopy and electronic–at any of the five branch libraries in the county, and any resources that they can obtain through inter-library loan. If you haven’t yet gotten your free library card, here is an alphabet’s worth of reasons why you should make it a priority!

Audiobooks for the vision impaired

Biographies, lives that deserve to be shared

Computers to use here whenever you please

Digital content, a way to save trees!

EBooks to download to Kindle or Nook

Fiction, nonfiction – come in, take a look

Geography resources – find your way, fast

Historical fiction, a blast from the past

Internet access for people in need

Journals and magazines each month to read

Kids’ reading programs for toddlers and tots

Lego kits let older kids build robots

Mysteries, thrillers, adventure, romance

New titles you want? Tell the staff in advance!

Oak Island or Southport – a quick car or bike ride

Pandemic? Just pick up your books at curbside!

Questions? Don’t fret! Staff are here to assist

Resources they find could be otherwise missed

STEM programs help kids reach future success 

Tech workshops help folks handle iPhone distress

Upgrade your research: inter-library loan

Vastly increases what you could find on your own

Writers who read from their latest new book

X marks the spot to expand your outlook

Young adult books for the curious mind

Zero limits on what you can find!