September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

For Immediate Release:  September 4, 2018
Media Contact: Mindy Linetzky
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September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Sign up for a new SFPL library card for a chance to win a pair of JetBlue tickets

SAN FRANCISCO, CAnewcardWith a library card, you can download books and magazines; stream music and movies; borrow new vinyl records, best sellers, cook books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, and more; enroll in online high school; hang out at a teen center; attend story times every day; learn a foreign language online; gain financial planning help; learn to read; obtain museum passes; make guacamole with your neighbors; watch movies; borrow a MIFI; research your family history; digitize old photos; take computer classes; and of course, check out a book. The sky’s the limit with a new library card!   

jetblueThis September, the library is encouraging everyone to check out your neighborhood branch and see what you’ve been missing. Sign-up for a new library card or renew your existing card for a chance to win a pair of JetBlue tickets. More details at

National Library Card Sign-Up Month is sponsored by the American Library Association. The campaign started in 1987 as a response to then Secretary of Education William Bennett, who stated, “Let’s have a campaign … Every child should obtain a library card and use it.” ALA’s theme this year is “The Incredibles” and we think the San Francisco Public Library is pretty incredible as the winner of the 2018 Library of the Year award.

pickcardThere are ten San Francisco library card designs to choose from including Warriors’ cards! Anyone who lives in California and presents a valid photo ID at any of our 27 library locations or at our four bookmobiles is eligible for a new library card.

One winner will be chosen at random from a list of all patrons who received a new library card or renewed their existing library card during the month of September. All existing rules and requirements for obtaining and renewing a San Francisco Public Library card apply. One winner will receive vouchers for a pair of round-trip JetBlue tickets which are valid until August 15, 2019 and are good to and from any city that JetBlue serves. Terms and conditions and blackout dates apply. #LibraryCardSignUp