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Library Card Sign-Up Month

By Maria Levetzow

September brings Library Card Sign-up Month back to the Library, and with it, the opportunity to celebrate the transformative power of libraries. Whether you’re looking for a job, starting a business, trying a new hobby, or pursuing a degree, your library card puts the tools you need in the palm of your hand!

This year, Disney’s the Incredibles are Library Card Sign-up Month honorary chairs, helping to promote the value of a library card and bring attention to the many ways libraries and librarians transform lives and communities through education. During the month of September, the Bettendorf Library is excited to showcase the incredible talents of our own community with the release of three limited-edition library cards, designed and selected by YOU! Beginning September 1st, stop by any of the Library’s service desks to see the winning designs and sign up for a new library card! The Library Card Design Contest is sponsored by the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.

September will also mark the return of the Library’s popular Food for Fines program, benefiting the Bettendorf Food Pantry. For every non-perishable (non-expired!) food item you donate, we will waive $1 in overdue fines from your library account. Unopened toiletries will also be accepted. Some exclusions apply; see library staff for details.