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New ‘Special Edition’ Library Card to be Unveiled August 29 at Central Library

The general public is invited to attend official unveiling ceremony.

Click here to view the City of Memphis Proclamation for National Library Card Sign-up Month.

By: Marcey Wright

The Memphis Public Library & Information Center will unveil its new "special edition" Library card on August 29, 2014! (Pictured is the current Library card.)To celebrate National Library Card Sign-up Month (September), the Memphis Public Library and Information Center will host the official unveiling of its new special edition Library card at 11 am on Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Avenue). Students from Memphis College of Art (MCA) submitted several designs for the competition, Library staff and the general public voted, and one design reigned supreme!

MCA student artists will be present for the surprise announcement, and the general public is invited to attend and support Memphis Public Libraries. In addition to the unveiling, Director of Libraries Keenon McCloy will speak at the event, and other City of Memphis officials are expected to attend.

A world of resources is available to customers with a Memphis Public Library card, including 1.3 million books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, e-books, audiobooks, downloadable music, digital magazines, and more. The American Library Association refers to a library card as the “most important school supply” for students, and National Library Card Sign-up Month is the perfect time for parents to get one for their children as they head back to school.

The official unveiling is a kickoff to National Library Card Sign-up Month at Memphis Public Libraries for which Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson will serve as honorary chair.

For more information about the Memphis Public Library card unveiling ceremony, call (901) 415-2847.

Click here to view the City of Memphis Proclamation for National Library Card Sign-up Month.

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