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Library launches online registration as part of national celebration

Filling out paper registration forms may be gone with the dinosaurs as Charleston County Public Library launches its new online Library Card Registration to mark National Library Week celebration, April 13-19.

Charleston County residents can now go to the Library's Web site and apply for a library card

electronically without the need to visit a nearby branch and fill out the traditional paper application. Click here to apply for a library card online.

With the new online service, county residents submit their registration online and are mailed a new Library Card. On their next visit to a library branch or the bookmobile, they simply show the card and a photo ID to activate the card. Once active, they open the world to the Library's collection of nearly 1.3 million books, DVDs, videos, CDs and audiocassettes plus more than a hundred databases and electronic services - many from home.

And, in honor of National Library Week, the first 40 new patrons who successfully register online will receive a $5 Barnes and Noble gift card. This special incentive is available through funds provided by the Friends of the Library.

With the introduction of online library card registration, the Charleston County Public Library joins a select group of library systems nationwide offering this new service in response to requests from patrons.

Also, as part of the celebration, several Children's activities are planned, including a week-long contest at the Main Library, a week of special crafts at the Otranto Road Regional Library and a puppet show at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 16th at the Cooper River Memorial Library.

Join us to celebrate National Library Week, participate in a program, get a Library Card and receive a gift card, too. It's easy. For more information, call 843-805-6930.