The 5min Librarian blog recently had a post on ideas compiled for Library Card Sign-Up Month. Below is an excerpt of the post, “4 Ideas for September’s Library Card Sign-Up Month.” Thank you, 5min Librarian, for the great ideas!
But besides posting pictures, what is your library doing this year? Not sure? Here are a few ideas shared on Facebook, retold here for your convenience:
Make a Visual to Represent New Cardholders:
To celebrate new library members, you could keep track of every new one visually. One idea was to create a tree on a window and everyone can put up a leaf when they get a new card. What a cool way to show the community how many new members are joining!
Tap Into Local Celebrities:
Another library system took a picture of their county judge showing his library card and used it in advertisements and social media. You can do this with anyone well known in your community — school principals, the mayor, radio station personalities, etc. — to catch the eye of nonlibrary users to send them to your library.