September is Library Card Signup Month, and the public libraries in Waukesha and Jefferson counties are excited to get library cards into their communities! A library card is more than just a card. It opens doors to opportunities, ensures equitable access to resources, and saves families money. You can sign up for a library card online or stop into your local library anytime to get yours.
Check out all the things a library card can be!
Your “Library Anywhere” Card: The library is more than a building. The library is online too! Even if you can’t come into the library, you can read ebooks, use our online research and study tools, or enjoy storytime from the comfort of home. On your phone or on your computer, you can use the library anywhere.
Your “Borrow, Don’t Buy” Card: Ukuleles, snowshoes, zoo passes, even kayaks…you can borrow so many things from your local library. A library’s mission is to share resources with their communities, whether that means books or board games. Try something new when you borrow with your library card!
Your “Keep Learning” Card: Whether your kids are at school or learning from home, the library has a ton of free online learning tools, including Britannica School Online, Novelist, Learning Express, and more. Students can do practice tests, watch videos, play educational games, and more. Make learning fun with your library card!
Your “Learn New Skills” Card: You and your kids can build skills and learn from home with a library card. Your library has free online classes called Gale Courses that help you learn new skills and live your best life. From homeschooling and teaching classes to computer basics, blogging, and photography classes, you can learn anything at your own pace, online, anytime.
Your “Stay Connected” Card: Take the Internet home with you when you borrow a free hotspot from the library. You can also visit the library to access WiFi at no charge.
Whatever you need, a library card can help! You can go to www.GetYourLibraryCard.org to sign up for a digital library card or stop into your local library to sign up for a card. If you already have a library card, we’re glad to hear it! Consider helping our mission by encouraging a friend or family member to get their own library card.