10 for 10 Campaign - LIBRARIES

“Library Card Sign-Up Month”

As we all look back fondly on our summer - the pools we jumped in, the lemonade that we drank, or the sand we put our toes in - I often think about the books that I read, especially when I was a kid, during my public library’s summer reading program. It was the highlight of my summer vacation. My mom would take us (my brothers and me) to sign up at the beginning of the summer and we would enthusiastically read way past the mandatory time requirements in order to pick out our prize - our very own book.

A few of my favorite books from my youth include Holes and Where the Wild Things Are. Today, some of my favorite books include The Book Thief, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and The Fault in Our Stars.

I am glad that the DC public libraries offer a very similar summer program. However, not only do they offer a summer reading program, they offer clinics for job seekers, resume help, early literacy programs for parents and infants, story time (in Spanish and English), and so much more for all ages. Check out what your neighborhood library is doing today.

As I continue to engage the business community to support DC Action’s 10 for 10 Campaign, I am reminded that September is “Library Card Sign-Up Month”. Libraries across the district and the country want to remind everyone that the most important thing to own is a library card. It can open up a whole new world of opportunities. With a DC Public Library Card, you can check out books and movies, use a computer, utilize online research materials, attend library programs, and take advantage of a host of other privileges for card holders. 

Go to your nearest library and apply for your card today! Here are instructions on how to receive your very own card or you can apply for a temporary card online.

Let’s make sure that DC public libraries continue to provide programs for all its citizens to be better prepared for their future and the future of DC. 

Join me today in supporting the 10 for 10 Campaign!

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