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Friday, September 13, 2013

National Library Week by Stacy

What’s one of the best investments you can make?  A card at the Stillwater Public Library!  This smart card gives you access to thousands of books, eBooks, audios, journals, the highest quality databases, classes on important topics, exciting programs and more.

Starting this week, Stillwater Public Library will celebrate National Library Card Sign-up Month.  The observance started in 1987 when President Reagan's Secretary of Education, William Bennett, challenged the nation to get every child a library card, and then get them to use it. 

Since then, a library card has become the most important school supply of all by getting essential resources to all community members and teaching children responsibility through borrowing and returning material.  And with the 4-10x return on investment that libraries yield, kids get to see a positive example of the tax system at work.

So, bring the whole family down to the library this month.  Library cards are free to those who live, work or go to school in Payne County.  And they are simple to get--just come in with a photo ID and something with your name and address, like a utility bill or your driver's license.  Fill out one short form and your card can be issued on the spot!

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