Library Card Sign-Up Month Toolkit
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month and a great opportunity to remind members of your community all the benefits that come with holding a library card. To help you get the word out I have links to materials provided by the ALA, some fun memes, a toolkit of images that you can customize and share and blog posts containing some creative ideas.
ALA Promotional Graphics
Marley Dias, author, executive producer, and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, is joining the American Library Association and libraries nationwide in promoting the power of a library card this September. Follow I Love Libraries on Facebook and Twitter and the hashtag #LibraryCardSignUpMonth to join the celebration on social media. You can download the digital graphics available through ALA by following this link.
Memes are highly adaptable, infinitely shareable, extremely relatable and perfect for sharing on your social media platforms. Sharing a few memes during the month of September on your social media pages can be a fun way to generate some shares and follows. Simply click on any of the meme images to get a downloadable version that you can right-click on and save.
The following images are all available as customizable templates on Canva. After every image shown will be a link that will take you to the template that you can change or update to suit your library's needs.
Facebook Cover Photos
Facebook Post Graphics
Ideas for Library Card Sign-Up Month
Angela Hursh of Super Library Marketing fame has a blog post containing ideas of how to run a successful library card sign-up campaign in the age of COVID-19. From incentivizing current cardholders to spread the word to running social media ads, she has a few creative ideas for outreach. You can read more by following this link.
The 5 Minute Librarian has a list of 4 ideas that you can tap into to try or inspire this September. You can read all about them by following this link.