September is National Library Card Sign-up Month!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. Sign-up today

Check out these top ten reasons for having a library card:

  1. Books: Access all the books in all the formats (eBook, audiobook, large print, prerecorded mp3, etc.)!
  2. Librarians: These friendly folks are happy to help connect you with everything from your next favorite book to where to find tax documents.
  3. Branches: There are 12 OPL locations throughout Omaha that provide great spaces for meetings, studying, computer-use, creativity and more.
  4. Music: Download up to four free songs per week using Freegal – and they are yours to keep!
  5. Movies: You can check out DVDs at all 12 OPL locations.
  6. Magazines: Borrow print magazines from your favorite branch or check them out online from RBdigital.
  7. Partner passes: When available, check out free entry passes to Heartland B-cycle, Fontenelle Forest, Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha Children’s Museum, and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.
  8. Online learning resources: Gale Courses,, LearningExpress and Mango Languages are just a few of the great learning tools available through
  9. Research resources: Access Omaha Star and Omaha World-Herald digital archives, and many other family history research tools.
  10. Consumer Reports: Free access to articles, ratings, reviews and news about popular products.

There are many more reasons to love your library. If you already have a library card, make it your mission to get a friend or family member to sign up for their library card in September.

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