2019-09-03: How Woody, Buzz Lightyear and a library card can take students ‘To infinity and beyond’2019-09-05T12:52:16-04:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 3, 2019

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
Twitter: @NHDNCR

How Woody, Buzz Lightyear and a library card can take students
‘To infinity and beyond’

As part of “Library Card Sign-up Month 2019,” New Hampshire public libraries are partnering with the American Library Association throughout September to let students of all ages know the importance of starting the new school year with their own library card.

This year’s honorary chairs for the campaign are characters from Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” underscoring that with imagination, ingenuity and teamwork – each of which is promoted at public libraries – all adventures are possible.

While a library’s collection of books, magazines, music and movies are cornerstones of their collections, libraries also offer a wide variety of in-person programs, including presentations by local authors, STEM activities, storytimes, crafts and more.

“Studies have shown that students who participate in public library programs gain the kinds of critical thinking and career-building skills that help them attain long-term success,” said N.H. State Librarian Michael York.

“Employers seek out people with important skills like the ability to work with others, time management, creativity and a positive attitude toward task completion. Public libraries offer the opportunity to build on each of them.”

Signing up for a library card can happen at any time of year. In September, New Hampshire’s public libraries will incorporate “Toy Story 4” characters into their promotions to encourage all residents, no matter what their age, to sign up for their own library card.

The New Hampshire State Library promotes excellence in libraries and library services to all New Hampshire residents, by assisting libraries and the people of New Hampshire with rapid access to library and informational resources through the development and coordination of a statewide library/information system; by meeting the informational needs of New Hampshire’s state, county and municipal governments and its libraries; and by serving as a resource for New Hampshire. For more information, visit nh.gov/nhsl.