Give your child the gift of reading – get them a library card

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GCLD Staff

A library card is a ticket to unlimited adventure and exploration in the universe of the imagination. It opens a world of possibilities and yet, the cost of a library card is – nothing.

A library card is FREE.

It is the best gift you can give your child. Reading well and frequently is the key to being successful in school. Regular library use helps create strong readers.

How do you get this priceless present?

Come to any Grand County library with your child. Fill out a brief form. Provide a photo ID for yourself and proof of your Grand County residency. (see requirements

Make this a rite of passage for your preschool child. Bring him to the library from infancy onward. Introduce yourself to the staff. Ask for a tour and the location of picture books for your child. Read together every day. Bring your child to weekly library storytimes and encourage him to enjoy the social time experiencing books with other children. Help her choose books to read together. Watch the growing understanding of the delights a library card brings.

Teach your child that library card ownership involves responsibility. Take good care of books. Return them on time, or renew them if you can’t return them by their due date.

The best gift you can give your child is a library card because kids who read succeed. September is Library Card Sign-Up Month at libraries everywhere, but any time is a good time to get a card and start your child on the journey of a lifetime.

The library offers a wide range of hours, daytime, evenings and weekends, when you may visit. For more information on your nearest branch, click here.