NORWAY — September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, and the Norway Memorial Library wants to make sure that all children in Norway have a library card.

Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.

All children age 5 and older who register for cards at Norway Memorial Library in September will be entered in a drawing for a new book and will have their photos added to a display in the Children’s Room.

“A library card opens the door to a world of possibilities,” said Anne Campbell, coordinator of children’s services. “Kids can come to the library to get homework help and check out books, but they can also play board games, make crafts, check out audio books, use the Internet and enjoy a variety of special programs to help make after-school life fun. There is a lot happening at Norway Memorial Library, and the best part for both kids and parents is that it’s all free.”

To sign up for a library card, visit the circulation desk and pick up a registration form. Cards are free for all Norway residents and all students in SAD 17; parental permission is required.

Observed since 1987, Library Card Sign-Up Month is a time when the American Library Association and libraries around the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all.

For more information on how to register for a card, visit the Norway Memorial Library at 258 Main St., call 743-5309 or visit

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