September is Library Card Sign-up Month, when libraries nationwide join the American Library Association (ALA) 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.
Libraries play a crucial role in the education and development of children using a variety of programs that 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 opportunities for people of all ages to pursue their dreams, explore new passions and interests, and find their voices.
At our Questa Public Library patrons of all ages can find a variety of educational resources and activities including, Book Club, Dropped Stitch, computer classes, and Exploring 3D Printing.
“Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children,” says Library Director Sharon Nicholson. “We have library programs that serve students of all ages and backgrounds such as Library visits from AVE, STEAM Fun Fridays, Wildcat Kitty Club, and Summer Reading Programs.
This year, Tony Award-winning performer, actress, singer-songwriter, and philanthropist Idina Menzel (Frozen, Wicked) and her sister, author and educator Cara Mentzel, will serve as honorary chairs of Library Card Sign-Up Month. Idina and Cara are excited to remind everyone that one of the best places to find your voice is at the library. During Library Card Sign-Up Month, they want us to explore all the library has to offer, like new children’s books, access to technology, and educational programming.
Questa Public Library, along with libraries everywhere, continues to adapt and expand services to meet the evolving community needs. To sign up for a library card or to learn more about the library’s resources and programs, please visit or call the library at 575-586-2023.