Did you know September is National Library Card Month? Do you have a library card? Did you know that your Washington County library card will also work at 176 different library locations in Ohio? With a library card, borrowers are not limited to what is on the shelf at their local library. The items on another library's shelf can be delivered to your local library and waiting for you at the front desk, free, with a valid Washington County Library card. Other libraries also have Blu-rays and video games for borrowing.
Library card sign-up month is a celebration held at the beginning of a new school year during which librarians across the country want to remind parents and caregiver that a library card is the most important school supply of all. Visit your local library with your child or teen today and sign up for a library card. A library card is a key resource in achieving academic success.
Visit www.atyourlibrary.org for a list of 60 ways to use your library card, along with a message from Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, honorary chair of Library Card Sign-Up Month.
Interested in getting a library card? Please note a library card is not generally needed to use resources within the library, but it is needed if you want to check out resources, such as books, DVDs or CDs. An application is available at your local library. You will need a current and valid photo ID with your name and local address or two pieces of current identification, one which must include your name and address. Young children generally need a parent's signature to complete the application progress.
For more information about getting a library card, visit your local library. In Beverly, the library is located at 300 McIntosh St. The phone number is (740) 984-4060. Stop in today to see what the library has for you.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
Local teens are invited to "Friday Night Lights" Sept. 21 at the Beverly United Methodist Church. The church will be open from 3-6 p.m. Students in grades 7 -12 are invited to the church where free meals will be provided to all in attendance and the students will have a safe place to hang out until the beginning of the football game.
The church is located on Mitchell Avenue. Students should cross the street at the public library and continue toward the Oliver Tucker Museum. Follow Park Street to Ohio 339 and the church is located across from the Beverly Volunteer Fire Department. Signs will be posted.
For more information or for questions, contact Valarie Garvin, teen ministry director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (740) 509-8656 or contact the church at (740) 984-2100. Remember, this activity is for students in grades 7-12 only.
Sue Sampson is a longtime columnist for the Parkersburg News & Sentinel.