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Moorestown Celebrates Library Card Signup Month

Patch logo Patch 9/10/2021 Anthony Bellano
an empty parking lot in front of a house: The Moorestown Library is celebrating September as library card signup month. © Anthony Bellano The Moorestown Library is celebrating September as library card signup month.

MOORESTOWN, NJ — September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, and the Moorestown Library is wrapping up an exciting summer full of events for kids and adults and summer reading games with prizes for all ages.

Heading into fall, the library wants to make sure every Moorestonian is armed with a library card to take full advantage of the many resources, services, and programs the library offers, all free of charge.

Everyone who lives, works, goes to school, or owns property or a business in Moorestown is eligible for a free Moorestown Library card. All students attending Moorestown schools, including preschools and private schools, are entitled to a free library card regardless of residency, and children of any age can get a library card.

“Help celebrate National Library Card Sign-up Month this September by getting library cards for each member of your household or renewing your expired library card,” the library said in a statement.

A Moorestown Library card entitles holders to a world of free services for readers and learners of all ages and interests. Beyond access to the library’s collection of more than 100,000 books, DVDs, audiobooks and music CDs, the library offers:

  • inter-library loan services;
  • curbside pickup;
  • a variety of special events; museum passes;
  • online learning tools such as LinkedIn Learning and Universal Class;
  • real-time online tutoring through BrainFuse;
  • Ancestry.com many other research databases;
  • the Creativebug collection of instructional crafting, cooking, and baking videos;
  • the Scholastic Teachables database full of learning activity sheets for teachers, homeschoolers, and year-round learners; and
  • digital borrowing services for eBooks, audiobooks, and movies, including Hoopla, OverDrive, and Kanopy.

Everyone who signs up for a new card in September will also get a coupon for a free book at one of their upcoming book sales. The library has also teamed up with local businesses to offer special discounts and incentives to all cardholders when they show their Moorestown Library card throughout September.

These offers include:

  • GCF Organizing LLC: 25 percent off Introductory Coaching Around Organizing Challenges Package
  • Happy Hippo Toy Store: 10 percent off a purchase
  • Marrone, Kaye and Yucha Orthodontics: Existing patients: 10 points on your rewards card. New patients: Free t-shirt or water bottle.
  • Moorestown Hardware: $5 off a $20 purchase OR a free cloth mask
  • Ralph’s Market: 10 percent off breakfast or lunch purchase (excludes meat and grocery items)
  • West Jersey Music Academy: Free 30-minute lesson in piano, violin, ukele, guitar, or voice

Moorestown residents can get a library card by bringing their photo ID and proof of Moorestown residency, school enrollment, employment, or property ownership to the library and complete a short form. For more details or to fill out the form in advance of your visit, go to MoorestownLibrary.org and click “Get a Card.”

The library thanked the Moorestown Business Association for their assistance in coordinating this program.

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