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Monday, August 29, 2016

Do you have YOUR card?

“Library Card Sign-Up Month” begins Sept. 1 and starts a flurry of librarian activity as we try to get as many people signed up for library cards as possible. Library staff members will be out and about, all over Stillwater, encouraging you to get your free ticket to tens of thousands of books and eBooks, audios and eAudios, DVDs, and language learning, car repair and genealogy databases.

We’ll also be going out to businesses with our L.I.B. program. Businesses can become certified “Library Improved Businesses” by supporting reading through letting us come to sign up employees for library cards. Encouraging your staff to read has many benefits for your business. Studies on reading now show that the activity:

·        Lowers blood pressure and increases life span (Fewer sick days?)
·        Increases empathy and reduces stress (Better customer service!)
·        Increases motivation, goal reaching, and memory (Better productivity!)

·        In addition, children read more when they see their parents read, which means that your employees’ children could reap all of the same rewards!

If your business would like to schedule a L.I.B. visit, email us at

Library staff will also be out and about at community events. One event we are attending is the Aging Advocates Committee’s “Golden Ticket Resource Fair” on Thursday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-Noon, at the First Presbyterian Church located at Sixth and Duck.  The fair includes over 30 organization and business booths which will provide all sorts of excellent information, resources and opportunities on healthy aging.  The Oklahoma Lions Mobile Health Screening van will be there, along with healthy refreshments and door prizes.

Be sure to stop at the library’s booth to get a library card and to find out about the collections and services that will help your journey into the Golden Years be healthier and lots more fun!

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