Get the Smartest Card @ your library®
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Hardee County Public Library wants to make sure that all children in Hardee County have the smartest card of all – a library card.
Public library programming and books for children make a difference in the lives of students. By providing school-age children with engaging programs and amazing collections, students from all backgrounds become excited and enthusiastic readers.
Activities at the Hardee County Public Library during Library Card Sign-up Month include giving away a McDonald’s coupon for a free ice cream cone for any child who signs up for a library card.
“A library card has always been the most important school supply of all,” says Patti Jean Lang, Library Director. “Today’s libraries are thriving technology hubs that millions rely as either their first or only choice for computer and Internet access. In doing so, libraries provide children with not only the tools to be literate, but information literate as well. There’s a lot happening at Hardee County Public Library, and the best part for both children and parents – in these though economic times – is that it’s all free with a library card.”
Getting a library card is easy. Residents of Hardee County are eligible for a free library card. When the child is applying for a library card a parent or guardian must be present. The adult must supply a current photo ID in addition to proof of residency. Proof of residency must be one of the following documents, which are current, valid and issued in Hardee County: Florida Driver’s License; School or College Identification Card; Voter’s Registration Card; Vehicle Registration; Lease or Rental Agreement for 12 month period; Current property Tax receipt/Bill; Deed to Property; Declaration of Domicile from Clerk of the Courts.
Observed since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month is a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all.
For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the Hardee County Public Library at 315 N. 6th Avenue (next to the Sears store), or call 863-773-6438 .