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September is County Library Card Sign-Up Month
• Public encouraged to complete customer survey and check out new offerings at the branches
Ceres Library 2022
The Frances and Florence Gondring Memorial LIbrary at 2250 Magnolia Street in Ceres welcomes community members to sign up for a library card and check out what’s available. - photo by JEFF BENZIGER/ Courier file photo

September is “Library Card Sign-Up Month” and Stanislaus County branches invite everyone to celebrate.

As students settle in to the new school year, it’s the perfect time to sign up for a library card. In fact, September is a great time for everyone to stop by one of the county’s 13 libraries, get a new library card, and see all that’s new.

With a library card customers have access to thousands of books and materials, digital resources such as downloadable audiobooks, e-books streaming movies and TV, as well as computers and free Wi-Fi. But, some may be unaware of many other great things a library card offers. Library cardholders can check out a California State Library Parks Pass for day use at more than 200 state parks. Discounted or free tickets to museums and cultural attractions are available through Discover and Go, with a library card. A library card even provides access to home connectivity kits, which includes a Chromebook, mouse, head-set with a microphone, hotspot device, as well as power adapters and carrying case. 

This is also a great time to give feedback to the library. During the month of September, the library will conduct a customer satisfaction survey, available in English and Spanish. The survey may be completed online at or on paper copies at the library. Both library users and non-users are invited to share their thoughts.

For more information about getting a library card and all the library offers, please visit