A recent report found that the importance of libraries in American life continued to grow in 2010—and accelerated dramatically as the national economy sank and people looked for sources of cost-effective help in a time of crisis. In fact, 68 percent of American adults have a library card. Now more than ever, Americans turn to – and depend on – their libraries and librarians financial information, computer and Internet access, and, of course, books, movies and more. It’s all free with a library card.
We have two classes of library cards: a juvenile card for kindergarten through grade 6, and an adult card for grade 7 through adult. To obtain a card, come to the library and fill out an application. You will need a form of identification, e.g. a driver's license, with your current address shown. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade must have their parent or guardian's signature on the application, and the parent or guardian must provide their own I.D. and proof of address to obtain the child's card.
There is no initial fee for your card., but we do charge a $1.00 replacement fee for lost cards. You may also request a P.I.N. (personal identification number) that will allow you to check your account and place reserves via our in-house computer terminals or by accessing our system using a computer and modem in your home. The library card is bar-coded for use with our automated circulation system. YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR CARD TO CHECK OUT MATERIALS! Our library card can only be used in our library, and we cannot honor other libraries' cards.