NOTTINGHAM, MD—September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month and Baltimore County Public Library is celebrating with a giveaway.
Participants must use their Baltimore County Public Library card to check out eight physical items, which could include books, DVDs, CDs, video games, or Library of Things items between September 1 and 30. Participants in need of a library card may register in person at any of the 19 branches’ service desks or print out a form in Korean, Russian, and Spanish on our website bcpl.info and bring it to the branch to receive a card.
There are two divisions for the giveaway. The adult winner (age 18 and over) will receive two tickets to the musical Hamilton at the Hippodrome on Sunday, October 30. The youth winner (age 17 or younger) will receive an Apple MacBook Pro. Winners will be notified via email on Friday, October 7, and will be able to pick up their prize at their home branch. The odds of winning are based on the number of qualifying participants. Employees of Baltimore County Public Library and their immediate family and household members of such employees are not eligible. Students who use their student account identification are also not eligible to win.
“Today’s library is more than just a place filled with books. It offers a world of opportunities, from early literacy resources and programs for parents and caregivers to social services like free legal advice and a Social Worker in the Library, all for free just by registering for a library card. We encourage everyone to sign-up for a card and take advantage of the life-changing services offered at Baltimore County Public Library” said Baltimore County Public Library CEO Sonia Alcántara-Antoine.
Benefits of Owning A Library Card
Owning a library card provides countless opportunities to explore, learn, create and connect. In addition to borrowing physical items at our 19 branches, customers can access public computers, utilize streaming services like Kanopy and hoopla and download eBooks, audiobooks and e-magazines. Our collection of databases includes a legal forms library, Mango Languages, LinkedIn Learning and more.
Today’s library is a community connector, offering a myriad of resources and services to empower and engage individuals to create a more inclusive and connected Baltimore County.
About National Library Sign-Up Month
Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries work together in a national effort to ensure everyone signs up for their own library card.