Tulare County Library wants readers to celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month, introduce residents to library services
TULARE COUNTY – September is a good time to get into the library to set up a fall reading list. And the Tulare County library is reminding everyone that September is Library Card Sign-Up Month.
The Tulare County Library is asking readers to celebrate this month with them, the American Library Association and honorary chair Marley Dias who is also the founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, and an author.
Dias believes libraries empower patrons and so does the Tulare County Library. With this in mind, the library invites readers to apply for a library card. Obtaining a free library card is easy. Just stop by your local Tulare County branch library, fill out a library card application and provide a picture ID. If your current address is not your photo ID, please bring a proof of current address. Parents are asked to come with your children under 18 and provide an ID and proof of address.
Replacement cards are also free and easy. All a member needs to do is drop by their local branch. For additional questions or information on how to obtain a library card, please contact 559-713-2711, or visit your local branch.
If getting to the library is a problem the Tulare County Library system now offers residents a way to access electronic resources without leaving the house by signing up for a free eCard online to immediately enjoy their vast collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks and online resources for student success, job hunting, veterans’ services, learning a new language and more. Self-register for an eCard at www.sjvls.org/ecard.
You can take a picture of yourself with your library card or using your eCard and share with us on social media. We would love to see them. Also join people nationwide posting to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #LibrariesEmpower. Remember to tag your Library Branch.
Also, this month, Fridays at 6 p.m. throughout September the Tulare County Library will host an Asian American special event series. The series features a variety of events including an animation story, language learning and a chance to win a free book. In addition, enjoy a virtual visit with an author.
The series kicks off with an animation of the Japanese folklore, Momotarō (Peach Boy). Discover what happens when a couple wishes for a child. The video premieres on the Tulare County Library’s Facebook page on Friday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. No registration is required.
Learn Chinese Mandarin from our own Steena Hsu on Friday, Sept. 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Exeter Branch Library. After a brief introduction to Mandarin and Pinyin, participants can learn to write numbers 1 to 10. Each participant receives their own workbook at the event. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants. Register at linktr.ee/tularecountylibrary. In addition, the library will host a virtual version of “Learn Chinese Mandarin” workshop on Friday, Sept. 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants. Register at linktr.ee/tularecountylibrary.
Throughout the month of September, head to your local branch for a chance to win a copy of Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho. This award-winning bestselling children’s book tells the story of a young girl who sees her eyes are different from other children’s. Through Joanna Ho’s dynamic narrative and Dung Ho’s beautiful illustrations, readers learn about self-acceptance and recognizing your own beauty. Visit your local branch for details about our book giveaway.
On Friday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m., join us for a virtual author visit with the author. Joanna Ho will read Eyes that Kiss in the Corners followed by a short interview and select audience questions. Joanna is an engaging and inspiring speaker, educator, and writer with a passion for equity in books and education. Learn more about Joanna at www.joannahowrites.com. Registration is required. Register at linktr.ee/tularecountylibrary.
Tulare County Library serves all citizens of Tulare County with locations in 17 communities, five book machines, a literacy center, Pop Up Tulare County outreach, and www.tularecountylibrary.org. Follow your local branch or Tulare County Library on Facebook www.facebook.com/tularecountylibrary, Instagram, @tularecountylib, or Twitter twitter.com/TulareCountyLib.