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September 1, 2022 - September 30, 2022
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Samuels Public Library

Front Royal, VA 22630
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Library Card Sign-Up Month

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Samuels Public Library celebrates Library Card Sign-up Month 

For immediate release

August 29, 2022



Cheryl Harrison, Circulation Supervisor,, 
 (540) 635-3153


(FRONT ROYAL, VA) – September is Library Card Sign-up Month, when libraries nationwide join the American Library Association (ALA) 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.

Libraries play a crucial role in the education and development of children, offering a variety of programs to spark creativity and stimulate an interest in reading and learning. Through 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 pursue their dreams, explore new passions and interests, and find their voice.

At Samuels Public Library patrons of all ages can find a variety of educational resources and activities, including: the Science Scouts STEM program; Wonderbooks, audio-enabled picture books for developing readers; a monthly Genealogy Club; and What the Tech, a weekly drop-in technical assistance program for adults.

“Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children,” says Michelle Ross, Library Director. “We have library programs that serve students of all ages and backgrounds such as a weekly Music and Movement for Babies, Story times, and Discuss This—a discussion group for teens.”

During September, Samuels Public Library will host Library Card Sign-up Month activities, including: weekly prize drawings for checking out materials and a month-long Reading Bingo for ages 0-18 featuring special grand prizes. The library will also celebrate its 70th anniversary as Samuels Public Library. It was renamed in 1952 after Dr. Bernard Samuels donated a building to house the library. To commemorate our platinum anniversary as Samuels Public Library, a special edition platinum library card will be available. 

Samuels Public Library, along with libraries everywhere, continues to adapt and expand services to meet the evolving community needs. To sign up for a library card or to learn more about the library’s resources and programs, please visit

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