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Library Card Sign-up Month offers ninth graders chance to win Xbox

  • Ongoing: until Tuesday, September 30, 2014
  • Monday: 10:00am
  • Tuesday: 10:00am
  • Wednesday: 10:00am
  • Thursday: 10:00am
  • Friday: 10:00am
  • Saturday: 10:00am
  • Where: Prince George's Public Libraries
  • Cost: Not available
  • Age limit: Not available

In recognition of Library Card Sign-up Month in September, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System will offer ninth-grade students a limited edition prize and chance to win an Xbox One when they sign up for a library card in September.

Prince George’s County library cards offer students access to programs and services that support academic achievement, including print materials; electronic books; audiobooks; downloadable audio materials; public access computers; over 50 online databases; educational DVDs and videos; and free tutoring, test prep and language education.

Anyone living in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia with a photo ID and proof of address may sign up for a free Prince George’s County library card at any of the system’s 19 branches. Students age 17 or younger unaccompanied by a parent or guardian may apply for a student library card, which allows holders to borrow up to three items and access online services and library computers.

In addition to encouraging ninth-grade students to sign up for library cards, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System will provide kindergarten students at Baden Elementary School in Brandywine, Md., backpacks featuring the library’s logo and beginning-reader book “May I Please Have a Cookie?” when they sign up for library cards.

During Library Card Sign-up Month, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to encourage community members to sign up for library cards. The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, providing association information, news, events and advocacy resources for members, librarians and library users.

For more information about how to sign up for a library card, visit any branch of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System or online at www.pgcmls.info.

This event was posted Aug. 27, 2014 and last updated Aug. 27, 2014