September is Library Card Sign-up Month throughout the United States. This year the Johnston Public Library set a goal to increase the number of cardholders (5 years of age or above) – and we especially want to reach out to Johnston residents to make that happen. Capitalizing on the theme that your library card is the “smartest card” in your wallet, we are offering special promotions in the months of September and October both for sign-ups and for referrals.
If you sign up for a Johnston Public Library card during either of these two months, you will have a chance to win a $50.00 gift certificate from a Johnston business. You’ll also have access to more than 80,000 items in our collection, as well as a number of virtual resources that are available 24/7!
Current Johnston cardholders will not be left out! We’ll have a separate “Tell-a-Neighbor” promotion to reward our regular library users who encourage their neighbors to add our library card to their wallet. When a person obtains a new Johnston Public Library card during September or October – and gives us the name and contact information of the person who encouraged them to sign up – we will enter that name into the “Tell-a-Neighbor” referral drawing.
We’re adding a number of new virtual resources – more downloadable audio and eBooks, downloadable music, and eMagazines – all of which require a Johnston Public Library card. Don’t be left out. Add the “smartest card” to your wallet!