Library Card Sign-up Month

A library card from the Warren Public Library provides endless opportunities to transform the school year.

As students prepare to head back to school, there is one essential school supply that requires no shopping and doesn’t cost a penny – it’s a library card.

This September, Warren Public Library is joining with the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month, to encourage parents, caregivers and students to obtain a free library card that will save them money while reaping rewards in academic achievement and lifelong learning.

Whether it’s providing free access to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) programs, educational apps, in-person and virtual homework help or technology workshops, a library card is one of the most cost effective back-to-school supplies. Resources at the Warren Public Library are available to anyone with a library card. Free resources include access to services such as and free e-books for Kindles and other devices through Overdrive.

Throughout the school year, our library offers a variety of programs to stimulate an interest in reading and learning. Children ages 0-5 can attend storytimes and sign up for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten to expose young children to the joy of reading and encourage school readiness. Older children have access to technology and digital tools such as STEAM kits and and the help from library staff to use those resources.

During September, patrons who visit Warren Civic Center Library to check out items using a library card or open up a new library card can enter drawings to win a Kindle Fire 7 or a $25.00 gift card to Olive Garden.

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 unite together in a national effort to ensure
every child signs up for their own library card. For more information about how to sign up for a library card, please visit the Warren Public Library in person or online at