Library Card Sign-up Month is held each September to mark the beginning of the school year and serves as a reminder to parents, caregivers, and students that a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning. The Lafayette Public Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide in a campaign to ensure that families, students, and people of all ages sign up for their very own library card.
There is nothing more empowering than signing up for a library card because it gives students the tools to succeed through access to technology, media resources, and educational programs. The library also provides access to quiet study spaces, Wi-Fi, computers, printers, and more.
This year, the Lafayette Public Library is excited to announce the addition of two limited-edition library cards for 2020 — one entitled Bookworm illustrated by award-winning comic book artist Rob Guillory as well as a commemorative card featuring DC Comics’ Wonder Woman. Both cards will be available beginning Tuesday, September 1, while supplies last. New patrons will also receive a welcome gift when they sign up for their library card.
Rob Guillory, a Lafayette native, is an Eisner Award-winning comic book artist who has generously shared his talent by creating the Bookworm library card especially for the Lafayette Public Library. Guillory is most known for his eight-year run on Image Comics’ CHEW (written by John Layman). He is currently writer/artist on his hit creator-owned series FARMHAND from Image Comics which is in development for TV at AMC Studios.
The American Library Association has chosen DC Comic’s Wonder Woman to serve as 2020’s Library Card Sign Up Month Honorary Chair. She is embarking on a mission to champion the power of a library card by promoting the value of libraries and encouraging everyone to get their very own library card.
For more information about how to sign up for a library card, visit any of the nine branches of the Lafayette Public Library in person or online at LafayettePublicLibrary.org.