Read On! Library Card Sign-Up Month

Happy Library Card Sign-Up Month!

September is when many libraries celebrate and encourage community members to get their library cards. We average about 65 new library cards every month, which is so exciting!

You don’t have to have a library card to use our services. You are welcome to come to the library, use our computers or wifi, read a book, research, ask us for help, or just hang out without a library card. But all of those things require you to be in the building. A library card allows you to take the library home with you.

With a library card, you can check out up to 20 items for 4 weeks (DVDs check out for 1 week), use our online resources, and access our digital library. There are some responsibilities that come with a library card, but they’re pretty simple. Mostly, we ask that you be responsible with our materials – treat them well so they come back in good condition and, most importantly, bring them back.

Getting a library card isn’t difficult. We need to see a photo ID and a piece of mail with your current address on it. There’s a short form to fill out, a couple of things to sign, then you’re all set. If you live in Mayes County, your card is free. If you live outside of Mayes County, we ask that you pay our non-resident fee of $5. To get a card for a child or teen, we need all of the above information from that person’s parent or legal guardian.

If you don’t already have a library card (from us or your local library), there’s no better time than Library Card Sign-Up Month!

In Mayes County Library news:

The Chouteau Public Library is extending their hours on Wednesdays! Now, their hours are 10-5 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 10-7 on Wednesday.

Locust Grove Public Library has added a “Bounce and Rhyme Storytime” for babies ages 0-2 on Thursdays at 10:30 AM.