Time to get library ‘carded’

Do you have a library card? If not, this is the month to get one! September has been named ‘Library Card Sing-up Month’, so now is the perfect time to stop in at the library and get a card! According to the American Library Association (ALA) website, “September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.”

The ALA website also shares ways you can celebrate “Library Card Sign-Up Month”. Begin by simply visiting your library. Stop in to see what’s new. Next, help spread the word about the library. Did you know “I Love Libraries” has a Facebook page? You can also follow on Twitter at #LibraryCardSignUp to join in on social media.

Getting a library card is easy. The Washington County Library website lists these guidelines for getting a card. To get a card, just fill out an application form to register. Government issued identification is required, such as a driver’s license and some branches accept a utility bill as proof of residence. Children must be five (5) years old to get a library card and applicants under the age of 18 must have parental permission on the application. The parent or guardian is solely responsible for the type of material their children check out. All borrowers must have a valid local or system library card to borrow library materials and materials cannot be checked out until a library card is issued. A patron must have their card with them to check out materials or use a card app (CardStar, KeyRing, or StoCard) on their smartphone/tablet. Still have questions? Stop in the library or contact them at 740-984-4060.

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FUND THE FORT RAFFLE BEGINS

Tickets are now available for the annual Fund the Fort Club “Cadet Gun Raffle”. This year’s drawing will be Friday, October 19 at the Fort Frye-Shenandoah game, Fort Frye’s final regular-season home game of the season. Tickets are $20 and available from any member of the club.

The first prize package is a Liberty USA 36 gun safe. The safe also includes these eight guns: Savage 19 Predator Hunter 6.5 Creedmoor with Leupold 4x12x40 scope; Remington 1100 High Gloss Walnut Stock 20 gauge; Ruger American 450 Bushmaster Camo 22″ barrel; Henry Silver Boy 22 long rifle; Windham Weaponry AR 7.62×39; Eagle Arms AR 5.56×45; Ruger GP 100.357 Magnum; and a Kimber Micro 9, along with $200 Jim’s Gun Shop store credit.

Second prize package is a Liberty Centurion 24 Gun Safe. Four guns are included with this safe including a CZ 527 22 Hornet with Leupold 3x9x40 scope; a Henry Big Boy 44 Magnum; a Remington 11/87 Walnut Stock 20 gauge; and a Glock 23 .40 caliber as well as $100 Jim’s Gun Shop store credit.

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