September is National Library Card Sign Up Month

Press Release 

COLUMBUS, GA - September is National Library Card Sign Up Month -- a time when the American Library Association and your Chattahoochee Valley Libraries want to make sure that all children, teens and adults in the Chattahoochee Valley have the smartest card of all -- a Library Card. 

Your Library Card gives you free access to music, DVDs, the Internet, books and now, having a Library Card can help you win BIG! 

Chattahoochee Valley Libraries and American Airlines/American Eagle have teamed up with local restaurants and businesses to offer you discounts and free food - simply by showing your Library Card. 

Visit for a complete list of participating businesses and restaurants.

Need a Library Card?  Apply for a new library card during the month of September and you will receive a coupon good for 10% off your next flight with American Airlines/American Eagle purchased between September 1, 2010 and December 1, 2010.

In addition, your name will be automatically entered to win a chance at a pair of free airline tickets to anywhere in the Continental 48 states, Mexico, Canada or the Caribbean.  

Already have a Library Card?

Register for the Library's texting service (text "Library" to 82672) during the month of September and you too will be entered to win a pair of free airline tickets.

  That's right; we are giving away four (4) roundtrip coach class airfare vouchers valid for up to one year. There will be a total of two winners, each receiving two (2) vouchers.

A winner will be chosen from the new Library Card recipients and one from the current Library Card holders that sign up for the Library's texting service. 

Visit for complete contest rules.

Public library programming and books for children make a difference in the lives of students.  By providing school age children with engaging programs and amazing collections, students from all backgrounds become excited and enthusiastic readers.

"Today's libraries are thriving technology hubs that millions rely on as either their first or only choice for computer and Internet access.  In doing so, libraries provide children with not only the tools to be literate, but information literate as well," says Claudya Muller, Director.  "There's a lot happening at the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries, and the best part for both children and parents – in these tough economic times – is that it's all free with a library card."

There are many reasons why adults are using the Library as well.  They are researching new job opportunities and preparing their resumes, accessing the Internet, voting, using the free tax services, taking computer classes, attending public forums, book discussions and learning about history – including their own through the Library's Genealogy Department.  They attend lectures, concerts and have the opportunity to meet some of their favorite authors and so much more.

For more information on how you can sign up for a Library Card or sign up for the Library's texting service, call 706-243-2669 or visit

Source: Chattahoochee Valley Libraries