September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Southwest Georgia Regional Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind everyone about the valuable resources available with a library card.

From borrowing books, ebooks, and audiobooks to getting homework help, learning new skills, or attending a book club or story time, a library card helps everyone do more of what they enjoy. All without stretching their budget.

Interested in trying a new hobby? The library can help. Thinking about starting or growing a small business? Southwest Georgia Regional Library offers hotspots, Chromebooks, DVDs, ebooks, Launchpads, ABCmouse, and so much more.

There’s something for everyone at Southwest Georgia Regional Library, and signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning for students. It's elemental, really—everyone should have one!

Elected officials, small business owners, students, and the public depend upon libraries and the resources they offer to meet local needs. Libraries and librarians are leading in their communities by providing free resources such as eRead Kids for students in pre-K to 4th grade; technology courses; access to the virtual library GALILEO for historical documents, language courses, GED test prep, and more; and job skills workshops such as Entrepreneurial Mindset training

Southwest Georgia Regional Library, along with libraries everywhere, continues to adapt and expand services to meet the evolving needs of our community. To sign up for a library card or to learn more about the library’s resources and programs, please visit

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries work together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card.

The Southwest Georgia Regional Library System serves the residents of Decatur, Miller, and Seminole Counties. The library system houses books, audiovisual materials, computers, genealogical resources, and more to serve the needs of the residents of the area. We strive to provide the collections, reference services, and events that best serve the members of our community.