If you've got kiddos and you want them to do more reading, but you don't want to spend a ton of money buying books, you should check out Library Card Signup Month at the El Paso Public Library during September.

Library cards are free for El Paso students, and they can use them to borrow books, magazines, music CDs and DVDs. Students can even take practice exams for grade school, college entrance, military and civil service, such as the ACT, SAT, GMAT, LSAT and ASVAB at the library. Kids can also access computers and get free internet access to download e-books, digital magazines, audiobooks, music and videos from the library website.

You can get a library card from the El Paso Public Library by:

· Completing a library card application form at any library branch
· You'll need a valid, government issued photo ID. If the ID does not include a current address, a utility bill or other approved document with current address can be used
· Military and consular personnel may show U.S. government issued IDs but must also provide proof of address within the United States
· Children under 13 years of age need a parent or guardian present to get a library card
· If you live outside the City of El Paso, you can get a library card by paying a non-refundable fee of $25 for 6 months or $50 for 1 year of service
· Library cards cannot be issued to people who live outside the United States

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

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