For Immediate Release
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Contact: Meredith Beatrice,
Florida Celebrates National Library Card Sign-Up Month
Secretary Detzner Encourages Residents to Sign Up for Library Cards in September
In celebration of National Library Card Sign-Up Month, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner is encouraging Floridians to sign up for a library card and explore the many resources and educational opportunities Florida libraries have to offer to residents. Since 1987, libraries nationwide have celebrated Library Card Sign-Up Month each September.
“Today’s modern libraries offer many services to residents and having a library card is like a passport to our past, present and future,” said Secretary Detzner. “A library card provides access to an invaluable collection of resources and offers something for everyone – from workforce training to educational materials and important community engagement programs. I encourage all Floridians to support their local libraries and sign up for a library card today!”
Florida’s 555 public libraries offer many programs and services to their local communities. With a library card, patrons can get Internet access, learn how to write a resume, search for jobs, gain new computer skills, find homework assistance resources, and so much more. Floridians can find their local public library by going to fllibraries.org and searching by city, county or address.
Join the conversation and help promote Library Card Sign-Up Month on social media with the national hashtag #LibraryCardSignUp.
About the Division of Library and Information Services
The Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services is the designated information resource provider for the Florida Legislature and all state agencies. The Division coordinates and helps fund activities of public libraries; provides a framework for statewide library initiatives; provides archival and records management services; and preserves, collects and makes available the published and unpublished documentary history of the state. Working in partnership with citizens, state employees, librarians, archivists and records managers, the Division seeks to ensure access to materials and information that benefit all of the people of Florida. For more information, visit info.florida.gov