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by Kyna Moser on 2020-09-01T14:17:48-07:00 | Comments

Medford, Oregon (September 1, 2020)—September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time when Jackson County Library Services (JCLS) 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. 

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. 

Just in time for Library Card Sign-Up Month, Rogue Community College (RCC) joins JCLS in their fine-free initiative. Both RCC’s collection and the JCLS collection are now fine-free for all JCLS patrons, and any existing fines associated with late RCC items are forgiven.  

Just like JCLS materials, RCC items will still be due in the same amount of time, which is typically 21 days. If no one is waiting for the item, it may be renewed twice. 

“We believe that the library has something for everyone in our communities,” said Kari May, JCLS Director. “We encourage you to visit your library and discover what we have for you. Your library card is the key to unlock a world of possibilities.” 

Libraries offer everything from early literacy programs to virtual homework help and GED classes, helping transform lives and communities through education. At JCLS, you will find a wide variety of educational resources and activities, including virtual storytimes; Take & Make Kits of art, craft, and STEM projects; and access to thousands of virtual courses in a range of subjects. 

JCLS continues to adapt and expand services to meet the evolving needs of communities in Jackson County. To sign up for a library card or to learn more about the library’s resources and programs, please visit or stop by your local library branch

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.

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