Grand County libraries encourage getting library cards for children |

Grand County libraries encourage getting library cards for children

To the Editor:

Today, parents make sure their children have the gear they need for all of their activities. Kids have uniforms for soccer, safety helmets for bike riding and new backpacks and binders for a new school year. However, they might have overlooked the most important supply of all.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month in Grand County, the perfect time to make sure children are equipped with a library card. A library card can give kids access to free homework help, materials to research their papers or information for their next book report. It can also help make life after school more fun, with free access to music, DVDs, the Internet, after school programs and more.

Of course, library cards are not just for kids. According to a recent household survey by the American Library Association, 44 percent of parents report that they bring their children to the library because it gives them something to do together. Parents can help their children explore new interests and, at the same time, enjoy a family program or pick out a best seller for themselves. Best of all, family time at the library won’t break the bank. The library and its resources are free with a library card.

This month, make sure your kids gear up for school by signing up for a library card.

Come to one of our branches in Fraser, Granby, Grand Lake, Kremmling or Hot Sulphur and find out more on what we have to offer. No matter how crammed the backpack or a family’s schedule, there’s always room for the smartest card of all, a library card.

Stephanie Ralph

Branch librarian

Granby Library

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