Sept. Is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Libraries are wonderful! September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County (PLYMC) joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning.


This year, DC’s Wonder Woman is embarking on a mission to champion the power of a library card as Library Card Sign-up Month Honorary Chair. In her new role, Wonder Woman will promote the value of libraries and encourage everyone to get their very own library card.

Get Your Library Card Today!

PLYMC, along with libraries everywhere, continue to adapt and expand services to meet the evolving needs of our community. To sign up for a library card, visit one of our libraries or sign up online at:

You can learn more about the library’s resources and programs at

There is nothing more empowering than signing up for your own library card. Through access to technology, media resources and educational programs, a library card gives students the tools to succeed in the classroom and provides people of all ages opportunities to pursue their dreams and passions.

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries unite together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card.

The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County is holding a library card sign-up drawing

Sign up for a full-service PLYMC Library Card and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a Target gift card!

Library Card Sign-Up Month Giveaway!

The ALA is holding a library card sign-up drawing. Learn more here: 

Superhero pose ALA contest