September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Demopolis Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card.

Resources at the Demopolis Public Library are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement.  You can even renew your books and reserve books online with your library card!

Today’s libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where students can collaborate using new technologies or just relax with peers.  Our library offers access to a variety of print and digital resources, including eBooks for adults and children, Learning Express Library that offers free ACT practice tests, and Homework Alabama that can be accessed in person or online.

“Our library provides access and programs for students of all ages,” says Library Director Morgan Allen. “For preschool age children we offer early literacy and storytimes to encourage school readiness, for older children and teens we supplement education with educational apps on iPads, and for older teens we have information and tools to help prepare for college and mentoring programs. There’s really something for everyone and it’s all free with a library card.”

For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the Demopolis Public Library in person or visit the library online at