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National Library Card Sign-Up Month

CONTACT: Eamon McSweeney, Circulation Services Supervisor,; 805-381-7330

        Alexandra South, Director of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs,; 805-449-2120

 National Library Card Sign-Up Month

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., September 6, 2023 - September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Thousand Oaks Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning. 

There is nothing more empowering than signing up for your own library card. With access to technology, media resources and educational programs, a library card gives students the tools to succeed in the classroom and provides people of all ages opportunities to learn new skills or pursue their passions. 

Library cards empower students and fuel academic success. With eResources from the Virtual Library, students can get help with homework. Brainfuse HelpNow provides free, one-on-one tutors for students Kindergarten and up every day. For lifelong learners, Brainfuse JobNow and CAreer Pathways connects job seekers to essential services and resources for personal development. All you need is a library card to get started.  

Libraries offer everything from early literacy programs to homework help to technology training classes, helping transform lives and communities through education. At the Thousand Oaks Library, patrons will find a wide variety of educational and recreational resources and programs, including book clubs, story times, craft classes, concerts, movies, and ESL Conversation Groups.  

With a library card you can discover new and exciting worlds! From borrowing audiobooks to streaming movies to taking virtual Do-It-Yourself classes, there is so much you can access with a library card. Additionally, library card holders can check out items from the "Library of Things," a collection of non-traditional materials including games, kits, electronics and more. 

The Library of Things includes: 

CA State Library park pass 

Cooktop Kit  

DIY Energy Saving Kit  

Laptop kits to use at home  

Seed Library to start your garden   

Video games  

Wifi Hotspot 

For the month of September, everyone who registers for a new library card will have the option to be entered into either an Opportunity Drawing for a gift card or receive a prize (while supplies last). Gift cards in the opportunity drawing are: $100 Amazon, $50 Target, and $50 Trader Joe’s. Signing up for a library card is a quick, easy way to help your library thrive! 

A library card helps you do more of what you enjoy. Pursue your passions through the Thousand Oaks Library’s resources and programs. Sign up for a library card today! If you have any questions, please call us during open hours at 805-449-2660, option 5, or send us a message using the library’s Ask-a-Librarian service.  


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