Cromaine District Library is encouraging residents in its district to “Card Up!” to celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month this September. Promoted each September by the American Library Association, the campaign started in 1987 as a response to then Secretary of Education William Bennett, who said: “Let’s have a campaign … Every child should obtain a library card and use it.”
Cromaine is taking it one step further this year and encouraging community members of all ages to Card Up! to Explore Cromaine and Support the Community, partnering with 13 local businesses to offer discounts and deals when patrons show their Cromaine Library Card through the month of September.
“We are so excited to be starting this initiative to help promote both our library and support our community businesses,” said Pam Holtz, Community Relations Manager at Cromaine. “We’re grateful for our Hartland Living partnerships within the community, which have been instrumental in getting the world out to our patrons about our additional resources. Whether you need wireless hotspots for home, a tutor through BrainFuse for your student, or printing services to help out students during this academic year or workers with a home office — we’re here for our patrons. We want the community to know the value of a Cromaine Library card goes beyond the library building!”
To get a Cromaine Library card, you must live within the Hartland Consolidated School District boundaries. If you’re employed in Hartland, you’re eligible for a card as well, bring in both a photo ID and proof of employment (badge or pay stub). Non-resident students who attend school (parochial, charter, or School of Choice) in Hartland are also eligible with student identification.
This September, DC’s Wonder Woman is the Library Card Sign-up Month Honorary Chair, and she is embarking on a new mission to champion the power of a library card. There is nothing more empowering than getting your own library card. It gives you access to technology, resources, and services to pursue your passions and dreams, and in Hartland, access to amazing deals at local businesses! Included in this year’s campaign are Culver’s of Hartland, Dunham Hills Golf Course, Hartland Flowers, Red Olive, Fountain of Youth, and MORE. See the complete list of participating businesses and their offers on Cromaine’s website at WWW.CROMAINE.ORG.