(Sevier County, TN) – September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Sevier County Public Library System wants to make sure that all children in Sevier County have the smartest card of all – a library card.
Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.
Activities at the Sevier County Public Library System Main Library, the SCPLS Seymour Branch Library and the SCPLS Kodak Branch Library during Library Card Sign-up Month include preschool story times at each location with an emphasis on wonderful books, crafts, songs and music, and games.
“A library card has always been the most important school supply of all,” says K. C. Williams, System Director. “Kids can come to the library to get homework help and check out books, but they can also play games and use the Internet to help make after school life fun. Music, DVDs and much more are available at the branches of the Sevier County Public Library System, and the best part for both kids and parents is that it’s all free with a library card.”
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. Getting a library card is easy. A parent with a picture I.D. such as a driver’s license with current address must accompany the child to sign for the card.
For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the Sevier County Main Library at 408 High Streetnue in downtown Sevierville at (865) 453-3532; the SCPLS Seymour Branch Library at 137 W. Macon Lane in Seymour at (865) 573-0728; and the SCPLS Kodak Branch Library at 319 West Dumplin Valley Road in Kodak at (865) 933-0078 or visit the library online at www.sevierlibrary.org.