September has arrived, and with it comes the annual celebration of Library Card Sign-up Month. The Freeport Memorial Library is proud to join hands with the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the nation to emphasize the wealth of resources that become accessible with a library card in hand.
From the joy of borrowing books, exploring eBooks and audiobooks, to receiving academic support, acquiring new skills, or participating in enriching book clubs and captivating story times, a library card opens doors to a world of possibilities for individuals of all ages.
If you’re keen on embarking on a new hobby like stargazing or cycling, the library now offers a unique service, the “Library of Things.” This innovative initiative allows patrons to borrow items such as telescopes or bicycle repair kits.
“A Library of Things builds community through a shared economy, while giving patrons an opportunity to use an item that may not be attainable, or to save money by borrowing instead of buying,” Lee Ann Moltzen, Library Director said.
For those with entrepreneurial aspirations, the library is a valuable ally. It offers free virtual workshops and one-on-one business counseling with a business counselor from the NYS Small Business Development Center/Farmingdale.
The Freeport Memorial Library truly has something for everyone and obtaining a library card is akin to securing a free pass to new experiences, entertainment, and lifelong learning.
Throughout September, the Freeport Memorial Library has lined up a diverse range of educational and cultural events. On September 6, the Cornell Cooperative Extension will present “Fall Planting of Spring Bulbs,” while on September 17, the library will reverberate with the lively sounds of salsa and Latin Jazz during the Sabori performance. Younger patrons can look forward to a Play-Doh Party on September 6, while teens can engage in thrilling competition during the Super Smash Bros. Tournament on September 22.
The Freeport Memorial Library, in sync with libraries everywhere, is continually evolving to meet the changing needs of the community. During the month of September, signing up for a new library card comes with a bonus: a complimentary library tote bag. Interested individuals can visit the library in person or conveniently apply for a digital library card at freeportlibrary.info.
The Freeport Memorial Library serves as a vibrant hub for the community, offering a space for reading, exploration, and connection. It is dedicated to providing programs and services that adapt to the evolving requirements of the Freeport community.