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Posted on: August 27, 2022

Library Card Sign-Up Month

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Libraries transform lives through education by continually adapting and expanding services, which can extend far beyond the four walls of a building, to meet the evolving needs of their communities.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time when the Highland Park Harvey R. "Bum" Bright Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to inform parents, caregivers, and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning.

Tony Award-winning performer, actress, singer-songwriter, and philanthropist Idina Menzel and her sister, author and educator Cara Mentzel, have been named honorary chairs of Library Card Sign-Up Month. As honorary chairs, Idina and Cara will remind everyone that one of the best places to find your voice and let your imagination sing is at the library.

Libraries play a crucial role in the education and development of children, offering a variety of programs to spark creativity and stimulate an interest in reading and learning. 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, explore new passions and interests, and find their voice. Libraries provide vibrant opportunities for patrons to interact with others, grow, and exchange ideas.

The Highland Park Library serves as the community's connection to lifelong learning by powering imagination through creativity and discovery.

Additional Ways to Contact the Library

 Please reach out to Library staff in the following ways:

  • Visit the Library Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday - Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  
  • By email, hplibrary@hplibrary.info or the Ask a Librarian Service available on the Library’s website.
  • By phone, 214-559-9400; if prompted to leave a message, please do so. Messages are checked regularly.

Please email the Library or sign up online (select Library News and Services) to be added to our subscriber list to receive email updates from the Library.

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