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September is Library Card Sign-up Month
 

The most important back-to-school supply for students is free

 

Charleston County Public Library is encouraging county residents to sign up for a free card - adding it to every child's school supply list and to every adult's wallet or key ring. Also during the month, current cardholders who have lost their card can get a free replacement, a service that normally costs $2.

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This nationwide campaign is held each September to promote signing up in conjunction with the start of school. Studies have shown that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to use the library as a source of lifelong learning. 

In an effort to reach students as they transition from one school or grade to another, Library staff visit schools with a special focus on students in kindergarten and sixth grade. In 2013, there were 260,139 library cardholders, library staff registered 1,068 students and 984 of those used their cards during the year.  
 
In Charleston County, students can get help through the Library's Ask-A-Question reference service where they can get help from a Reference Librarian by visiting a branch, calling 805-6930, e-mailing askaquestion@ccpl.org or text 66756 and begin your question with askccpl.   
 
The Library's Web site - www.ccpl.org - also offers Homework Help under Services for Children and provides free access to dozens of reliable reference databases in its Resources section, many of them available remotely simply by logging in with a Library card number. Additionally, users have access to free downloadable eBooks, audio books, music and digital magazines. Don't wait, apply online for a library card today.