Joplin Public Library Celebrates Library Card Sign-Up Month

(Joplin, MO) – 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 Joplin Public Library (JPL), patrons of all ages can find a variety of educational resources and activities, including homework help, STEM Club and Curiosity Kits, books of all kinds, and databases such as Mango, Computer Skills Center, and Learning Express Library.

“During Library Card Sign-Up Month, we invite you to explore all the Library has to offer,” says Library Director Jeana Gockley, “Take advantage of our numerous free resources — new books, digital offerings, and fun programs!”

The theme for this year’s Library Card Sign-Up Month is “Let your imagination sing at the library.” JPL will have programming throughout the month, and each patron that signs up for a card can add a musical note to our display!

About Joplin Public Library: 

Since 1902, JPL has been fulfilling the information needs of citizens of Joplin and the surrounding community. JPL opens tomorrow’s doors today through diverse opportunities to learn, create, explore, and have fun.


Lori Crockett, PR and Marketing Assistant
Joplin Public Library
417.623.7953, ext. 1019

Jeana Gockley, Library Director
Joplin Public Library
417623.7953, ext. 1021

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