FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Matt Church, Baldwin Public Library
September is Library Card Sign-up Month:
Baldwin marks occasion with two events
BIRMINGHAM, MI (August 22, 2012) – As students head back to school this September, the
Baldwin Public Library encourages parents to make sure their children and teens sign up for the
most important school supply of all -- a library card.
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association
(ALA) and libraries across the country remind parents and caregivers that a library card is the
smartest card your can own.
When it comes to achieving academic success, a library card provides students with access to a
world of both print and electronic resources. Students can access free databases, online
homework help and attend programs, activities and clubs that provide an added value to the
educational experience. Libraries and librarians are on the frontlines of engaging these students,
making a library card an essential tool for inspiring a passion for learning.
Baldwin is hosting two events on Saturday, September 8 to mark the occasion:
- 10:30 a.m. at the Baldwin Public Library (300 West Merrill in downtown Birmingham):
A First Grade First Card program for children entering first grade. Get a card and receive
a gift from the Friends of the Library!
- 12 noon – 3 p.m.at the Public Safety Open House at the Bloomfield Hills City Hall (45
East Long Lake Road): Library staff will be there to register you!
This September, open the door to a world of possibilities for the student in your life and sign up
for a library card today.
The Baldwin Public Library is located in downtown Birmingham at 300 W. Merrill Street and
can be reached at 248-647-1700 or through the Library’s website at www.baldwinlib.org.