Libraries offering tons of incentives for getting a library card


Midland County and Ector County Libraries are offering all kinds of events, prizes and discounts for Library Card Signup Month

MIDLAND, Texas – The Midland County Court of Commissioners proclaimed September “Library card subscription monthin Midland County on August 22. Now, Ector County Library and Midland County Libraries are doing their part for the month of September.

September means one thing for every student: school in full session.

With students trying to learn as much as they can, now is a great time to sign them up for a library card.

“It’s a chance for the public and the community to get out there and support the local library and also be a cardholder member, which has a lot of benefits,” said the county library’s new superintendent. ‘Ector, Howard Marks. “It’s been running nationally since 1987, so we’re in our 35th year of making every September a chance to sign up for a library card.”

The Ector County Library begins its special month just after Labor Day, increasing its hours of operation to 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, giving the public more of a chance to come to the library.

The library has an amazing 200,000 books, as well as 20,000 e-books and nearly 100 databases which you can access for free using their Techshare database. If you like something, they have something for you.

Ector County is doing its part by offering a bunch of events for people to attend, including an arts event led by the Austin artist Heidi Pitrewhich makes it iconic library card art.

She will be teaching attendees how to create her evolving art on September 16-17. Their other upcoming events can be found here.

Midland County Public Libraries are also on board with the launch of their second annual “One Card. A community. A “A World of Opportunities” event that will reward library card holders with several discounts:

Marble slab creamery – 10% discount on a purchase

The Beaux-Arts River – $10 tuition discount

Popbar Midland – 20% discount on a purchase

Shipley Do-Nuts – Delivery of vouchers

South West Museum – Free admission (except from September 9 to 11 during SeptemberFest)

Kendra Scott – 10% discount on a purchase, with 10% of profits going to the MCPL Foundation

Cpl Ray’s Coffee – 15% discount on a purchase

Wagner Christmas Center for the Performing Arts – Special discount on the December show.

There are also prizes that cardholders can enter to win.

“So what’s going to happen is that every time someone borrows an item from the library, they can fill out a slip and put it in the drawing they want to be considered for, every day throughout throughout the month and we’ll draw and see who can bring home a nice little prize,” said Director of Social Impact and Community Engagement Matthew Glaser.

This includes Yeti cups from Black Rifle Coffee Co., a $150 gift card to Fair to Midland, and boxes of cookies from Crumbl Cookies, among other prizes you can win.

Their goal is to get everyone who lives in the Midland area to sign up for a card. “We hope as many people as possible who have lived in Midland for a while will sign up for a card. They don’t have to pay for our card, we have an online source online,” Glaser said. . “We try to offer them something to do that complements their daily lives and that we are first and foremost a community gathering space.”

Midland County Libraries also have a abundance of events in September, including STEM programs for children and teens, a book club, an embroidery class, an adult coloring class, and a knitting class, among others.

At a time when many of us are glued to our phones, libraries want to give people access to education and tons of books…with cool prices as icing on the cake.

If your kids ever get bored in September, your local library might have something for them. More information about events, prices and discounts can be found on their websites:

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