September is the observed Library Card Sign-Up Month since 1987 in which the American Library Association and various local public remind its patrons that a library card is one of the most valuable cards you'll ever have in your wallet.

From the ALA Library Card Sign-Up Month factsheet:

Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.

Librarians are literacy experts. Libraries offer a variety of programs to stimulate an interest in reading and learning. Preschool story hours expose young children to the joy of reading, while homework centers provide computers and assistance to older children after school. Summer reading clubs keep children reading during school vacation and have been shown to be the most important factor in avoiding the decrease in reading skills that educators refer to as "summer learning loss."

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Libraries are America’s great information equalizers – the only place people of all ages and backgrounds can find and freely use such a diversity of resources, along with the expert guidance of librarians.

How do I get a Beauregard Parish Library Card?

  • For Beauregard Parish residents, bring a photo ID and a proof of address. For adults, often a driver's license will serve both requirements.
  • Minors are not able to get a card without a parent or legal guardian's permission.
  • Beaureagrd Parish Library has no minimum age requirement on children's library cards. That choice is up to the parent or legal guardian.

Anything I need to know if I already have a card?

Yes! Our library cards expire every two years. To keep your card current, we encourage you this month to verify your address, phone number, and preferred request pick-up branch with our friendly clerks. To protect the confidentiality of your library, we will ask to view your photo ID.