If you don’t have a library card, now is the perfect time to get one since the month of September is National Library Card Signup Month.

About three months ago I went into my local El Paso Library in downtown El Paso and got myself a library card. Growing up I loved going to the library but as I grew up life got busy but since I love to read I decided it was time to go back to my local library and check out what they had to offer.

If you didn’t know library cards are free for everyone, including El Paso students and it can offer some pretty awesome benefits, not only for checking out books, magazines, music and DVDs but also to practice for exams anything from grade school to college and even military service. Your library will also give you access to computers and free internet to access and download e-books, digital magazines, audiobooks, music and videos from the library website.

You will need a few things to acquire your free library card:

  • Fill out a library card application form
  • Must present a valid government issued photo ID
  • Children under 13 years of age need a parent or guardian present to get a library card
  • Those who live outside the City of El Paso may get a library card by paying a non-refundable fee of $25 for 6 months or $50 for 1 year of service

For more information, call the El Paso Public Library at 915-212-READ or visit elpasolibrary.org.