DECATUR, GA–DeKalb County Public Library has launched the Discover More card drive in an effort to sign up thousands of new library cardholders. The drive began on Friday, Sept. 1, and will run through the end of October.
The Library will spotlight offerings for all life stages and interests. Some of these include programs to set the youngest patrons on a path to a lifelong love of reading; resources for entrepreneurs; and opportunities for learning and personal enrichment.
Cardholders have access to eBooks, audiobooks, newspapers, and streaming media for no cost or subscription fees. Chances for personal growth and community engagement abound with more than 200 free programs and events each month. Free passes to local attractions and performances help people save money on recreation and cultural activities. Patrons can borrow Chromebooks or Wi-Fi hotspots, and receive personalized service from librarians dedicated to helping them achieve their goals.
“Everyone should know that they can create their own library experience,” said DeKalb County Public Library Director Alison Weissinger. “While we are seeing more and more people using the library, we believe there are still many others who have yet to discover everything it has to offer. We want to change that.”
New and current cardholders will enjoy:
- A limited-edition Discover More library card.
- A special bookmark with vinyl stickers that patrons can use to express their personal style as readers, media streamers or audiobook listeners.
- Discover More automobile magnets which patrons can purchase for $1 at any branch to show their support for the Library. Proceeds go toward books, programs and other materials.
The library will also use billboard, transit shelter and mobile app advertising to invite people to get a library card of their own.
How to Get a Library Card
DeKalb County residents and others can sign up for a free library card online or in person at any of the Library’s 23 branches. Additional details about benefits and a link to sign up online can be found at dekalblibrary.org/discovermore. Support for the Discover More library card sign-up drive is provided by DeKalb Library Foundation.