September is "Library Card Sign-up Month."

Back To School Supplies Include A Whitman County Library Card!   The Whitman County Library wants to make sure all children heading back to school have the smartest card of all, a library card. Studies show that children who read, or are read to, perform better in school. Kids who use the library are more likely to continue to use the library as adults for a source of lifetime learning and entertainment.

The Whitman County Library offers more than books. Kids can come to the library for fun and educational programs, get homework help, play games, check out music, videos and DVDs and use the Internet to help make after school life enjoyable. Youth Services Manager, Sheri Miller says, "There’s a lot happening at the Whitman County Library, and the best part for both kids and parents is that it’s all free with a library card.” As an additional bonus for signing up in September, all new cardholders will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate at a local business of their choice. This promotion is sponsored by the Friends of Whitman County Library.

Getting a library card is easy. Individuals need only provide proof of Whitman County residency and within a few minutes, the smartest card around is yours to use that very same day. Observed since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month is a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all. For more information, visit any branch of the Whitman County Library, call toll-free 1-877-733-3375 or visit the library online at  the Whitman County Library website.

For more information, contact:

Sheri Miller at 509-397-4366

For a complete list of events and programs happening in all fourteen Whitman County Library branches, visit the Whitman County Library website or the library's events calendar or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.