Libraries play a critical role in the happiness of Americans. Communities that spend more on libraries, parks and highways are shown to support the well-being of community members.
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! Here at HSL, Library Card Sign-Up Month is not just for kids! Whether you’re 5 or 105, new in town or have lived here your whole life, if you don’t have a library card you’re missing out!
Getting Your Library Card
Getting a library card is simple. We’re offering in-person browsing appointments so you can easily schedule a time to stop in and get your library card.
Prefer to do everything online? No problem! Just fill out our online library card application and let us do the rest.
Library Cards Open Doors
You can do so many things with just one library card. And this year libraries are more important than ever. Finding yourself spending more time at home than usual? We’ve got you covered! Your library is open online 24/7.
So what can you do with your HSL library card?
- Stream movies, music, and TV shows. Read or listen to ebooks with Hoopla.
- Read or listen to ebooks and magazines with Overdrive/Libby App.
- Read magazines online with RBdigital Magazines.
- Access amazing databases – including Heritage Quest. (Let’s face it, we all now have time to start that family tree we’ve been talking about.)
- Learn a new language. You may not be traveling right now but if you’re like us, you’ve got a bucket list of must visit places. Transparent Language can help you learn the lingo.
- Reserve any item from our physical library collection. Then schedule a curbside or in-person appointment to pick it up.
- Get personalized reading or viewing recommendations from a librarian! Not sure what to read or watch? Let us be your “personal shoppers.”
What is Library Card Sign-Up Month?
Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs-up for their own library card.American Library Association