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Library Card Sign-Up Month 2022

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time when the nation’s public libraries highlight the value of a library card. Citrus Libraries is kicking-off the festivities with a new campaign!

This year we will be partnering with the Friends of the Library to launch the “Refer-a-Friend” campaign, which will run through October 15, 2022. All current cardholders have the chance to win a $50 gas card for themselves AND a friend, with each branch giving away a pair! Participation is simple, and being entered to win can be completed in 3 easy steps

  1. Pick up a “Refer-a-Friend” slip from one of our 5 branches.
  2. Fill it out and give to a friend, family member or neighbor.
  3. When your friend brings the form to get a new library card, you’ll both be entered to win!

There is no limit to the number of submissions that a cardholder can have. “Refer-a-Friend” slips are only available for pick-up at one of the five Citrus County Library System branches. Drawings for the 5 pairs of gas cards will occur after October 15 when all entries are received.

In addition to “Refer-a-Friend”, we will once again be working with local schools to ensure that all Kindergarten students have the opportunity to receive their first library card this month. Participating classrooms will receive a coupon good for one free kid’s meal from locally participating Subway restaurants.

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. It is a time when libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. A public library card can open the doors to free educational resources and activities that bring families together. Libraries not only provide resources to parents and children that support early literacy and lifelong learning, but truly transform how families spend time together.

For more details on these promotions as well as on additional services and resources please contact your nearest branch, visit, or follow @CitrusLibraries on Facebook and Instagram.

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