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Posted on: August 31, 2022

[ARCHIVED] September is time to get a free library card

Person holding a Carteret County Library Card

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Carteret County Public Library System is encouraging Carteret County residents to sign up for free library cards.

During Library Card Sign-up Month, Carteret County Public Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers, and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning.

There is nothing more empowering than signing up for your own library card. Through access to technology, media resources and educational programs, a library card gives students the tools to succeed in the classroom and provides people of all ages and opportunities to pursue their dreams and passions.

Anyone who lives in Carteret County, including students, or who owns property in Carteret County, is eligible for a library card. Visit the library in person or online to learn more about how to get a library card and to learn about the library’s resources and programs. To sign up for a library card, please visit

During September, Carteret County Public Library System and the Friends of the Library will have Library Card Sign-up events at the Market at Cedar Point on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at the Newport Community Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.


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