Cooke County Library marks Library Card Sign-up month – Gainesville Daily Register

Posted: August 23, 2017 at 7:44 am

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The Cooke County Library is joining with the American Library Association and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month in September.

Library Card Sign-up Month is an initiative to make sure that every student has a free library card.

As of 2010, childrens programs accounted for nearly two-thirds of library programming in the United States, with more than 2.3 million childrens programs nationwide. Older students also access high-speed Internet and digital tools, as well as working with trained professionals on how best to use these resources.

Close to 90 percent of libraries offer digital literacy training to help students of all ages navigate.

Resources at the Cooke County Library are available to anyone with a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement.

Throughout the school year, the library staff will assist parents and caregivers with saving on educational resources and services for students. From free access to STEAM programs and activities, educational apps, virtual homework help, a library card is one of the most cost effective back to school supplies available.

Our library provides access and programs for students of all ages, said library director Jennifer Johnson-Spence. For preschool-age children, we offer early literacy resources and classes to encourage school readiness; for older children and teens, we supplement education with multidisciplinary programs; and for nontraditional students, we have GED resources. Theres really something for everyone, and its all free with a library card.

For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the Cooke County Library in person or visit the library online at

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