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JCLS Celebrates Library Card Sign-Up Month This September

Medford, Oregon (August 20, 2019) – As students head back to school this September, Jackson County Library Services (JCLS) is joining the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month.  A library card is a great, first step toward academic achievement and lifelong learning.

A library card opens a world of possibilities through resources and services that give students the tools to succeed in school and beyond. JCLS offers free and fun educational resources and programs that bring families and communities together. Jackson County Libraries transforms lives through education, including STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs, family storytimes, makerspaces, and in-person and virtual homework help,

Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.

“Our library programs serve students of all ages,” said Brystan Strong, JCLS Youth Services Coordinator. “For younger children, we offer early literacy resources to help them learn to read and encourage school readiness, and for teens and older students, we provide access to technology and digital tools as well as GED resources.”

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 in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card. For more information about how to sign up for a library card, please visit your Jackson County Library in person or online at jcls.org/librarycard.

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