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We’re celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month at our Speer Memorial Library!

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Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Speer Memorial Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all – a free library card.

Resources at the Speer Memorial Library are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement. For example, they provide resources to learn GED, ESL, computers, and apply for employment.

Today’s libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where students can collaborate using new technologies, learn how to use Lego robotics or just relax with peers. Our library offers access to a variety of print and digital resources, like DVDs, e-books, online courses, and e-magazines that can be accessed in person or online.

“Our library provides access and programs for students of all ages,” says Mayra Rocha. “For preschool age children we offer early literacy and lap sit story times to encourage school readiness, for older children and teens we supplement education with hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM ) programs, and for older teens we have information and tools to help prepare for college. There’s really something for everyone and it’s all free with a library card.”

To celebrate and encourage our residents to sign up for a library card we are going to have a HSN promo during the month of September where patrons who come in and check out library items (books, CDs, or DVDs) will obtain a coupon for a free book from our book donation sale valid through September 31st. During the month of September, the library will also be waving the $2.00 replacement fee for library cards to patrons with clear accounts.

Throughout the course of the month, the library will host a number of activities, including crafts, movies, story times, a Lego robotics program on September 17th at 6 pm and a Gamers Club program from UTRGV on September 26th at 2 pm. For the casino gamers to sign up bonuses, it is essential to decide to stay at a certain casino where you will get some weekly and monthly bonuses.

For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the Speer Memorial Library in person or visit the library online at