Library Card Sign Up Month

 

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. A library card gets you access to print and digital books, databases, online learning tools, and so much more. Help us reach our goal of getting everyone access to the library’s wonderful resources by signing up for a library card today. 

Get a library card

You can sign up for a library card in person at the library, or you can start your application online. Either way, you will need to provide a valid photo ID and proof of address to complete your application. If you are under 18, a parent or guardian must be present when you apply for your card. 

How much does a library card cost?

Library cards are free to people who live within Caldwell's city limits. Those residing outside Caldwell city limits may purchase library services with an annual fee. The fees listed below cover the cost of an entire household's library cards. 


Annual nonresident card: $41.44

Six month nonresident card: $20.72
Annual senior nonresident card:  $22.36

Six month senior nonresident card: $11.18

What can you do with a library card?

A library card gets you FREE access to the following materials, resources, and services:​

  • Books, Ebooks, & Audiobooks

  • Movies

  • Video Games

  • Board Games & Puzzles

  • Story, STEM, and Activity Kits

  • Digital Newspapers

  • Library Computers

  • Mobile Hotspots

  • Technology Tutoring Services

  • Freegal Music

  • Creativebug

  • Pronunciator

  • Homework Help

 and so much more!

Get your library card today and let your imagination sing at the library!

About Library Card Sign-Up Month

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Established September 1987, National Library Card Sign-Up month set forth to put a library card in the hands of every child. 

This year's Library Card Sign-Up Month national theme is "Let Your Imagination Sing at the Library." Tony Award-winning performer, actress, singer-songwriter, and philanthropist Idina Menzel (you might recognize her as the voice of Elsa in Disney's Frozen movies) and her sister author and educator Cara Mentzel will serve as honorary chairs of Library Card Sign-Up Month 2022.

As honorary chairs, Idina and Cara will remind everyone that one of the best places to find your voice is at the library. And during Library Card Sign-Up Month, they want you to explore all the library has to offer, like new books, access to technology, and educational programming for all ages. 

Contact us at (208) 459-3242 or infolibrary@cityofcaldwell.org for more details. 

Setember is Library Card Sign Up Month text with an illustration of a hand holding out a library card. The graphic uses blue, orange, pink, and white colors.