Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Put "The Smartest Card” in YOUR Wallet!

BISBEE, AZ – September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Copper Queen Library wants to make sure that you and your family are among the two-thirds of Americans that carry 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, as adults, more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.

“A library card has always been the most important school supply of all,” says Library Director Peg White. “And best of all, it’s free! Kids can come to the library to get homework help and check out books, but they can also check out free movies for fun and learning and use the Internet to make after school life a little more fun. There’s a lot happening here at the Copper Queen Library – for kids and for adults!”

A recent study by the American Library Association also showed that families use libraries to spend time together. Forty-four percent of survey respondents report taking their children to the library for this reason. The Copper Queen’s Family Place area is especially designed for family fun, with its stock of toys, puzzles, games, books, and activities for families.

Activities at the Copper Queen Library during Library Card Sign-Up Month will include Monday Night Documentary movies, Wednesday night book discussions and presentations, and on-going Tuesday and Thursday morning story hours.

For more information on signing up for your free library card, visit the Copper Queen Library at 6 Main Street, call the Library Circulation Desk at 432-4232, or see the library’s web site at http://www.cityofbisbee.com.

Library hours are Monday noon – 7 p.m., Tuesday – Wednesday 10 am – 7 p.m., Thursday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.