September is Library Card Sign-up Month and we are celebrating with libraries across the country!
Do YOU have a library card?
Join us during the month of September as we show you why having a library card is ELEMENTAL! Throughout the month, Galesburg community members are encouraged to come to the library and sign up for a library card! Here is what you need to do:
- If you live within Galesburg City Limits, stop by the Check-Out desk with your ID and proof of address
- If you are a student attending Carl Sandburg College or Knox College, stop by the Check-Out desk with your ID and Student ID cards
- If you are a student between the ages of 5- 18, but live outside of Galesburg City Limits, you are eligible to receive a library card at Galesburg Public Library. Have your parent bring in an ID (unless you are 16 or older, then just bring in your ID)
- If you are veteran, you and your family are eligible to receive a free library card. Bring in an ID and let us know (if you live outside Galesburg City Limits).
In addition to signing people up for library cards, we are also waiving the replacement fee for library cards if you live within Galesburg City Limits and have lost your card. Each person who signs up for a library card or comes in for a replacement card during the month of September will be entered for a chance to win a library themed prize.
With your library card, you have access to: games, puzzles, pickleball paddles, disc golf discs, hot spots, cakepans, books, audiobooks, databases, book club kits, museum passes, movies, magazines and so much more. Get ready to ‘Fire up your imagination’ or ‘Dive into a new hobby’ with your library card today.
Once you have your library card, make sure you stop by the Check-Out Desk to try the new Self-Check Kiosk. All items can be checked out at the kiosk unless they need to be unlocked or are a book club book.
If you aren’t able to enjoy the benefits of having a library card in person, we also offer a Home Delivery service for those who are unable to leave their homes due to age, disability, injury, illness, or lack of access to transportation. Give us a call at 309-343-6118 to sign up for this service.
You can also apply for a library card online and we will mail it to you. Simply fill out this form.
Are you ready to get your library card so you can see for yourself why a library card is ELEMENTAL?