This September, the Keizer Community Library (KCL) is joining the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time to remind parents, caregivers and students that a library card is the first step toward academic achievement and lifelong learning.

“A library card opens a world of infinite possibilities through resources and services, and libraries transform lives through education,” said Vicki Brammeier, manager of the KCL, “Libraries offer free and fun educational resources and activities that bring families and communities together.” 

Meet the Author, Third Thursday Lego Club and other community events are examples offered at the Keizer Community Library.

This year, Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 characters Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep and friends are going on an adventure as Honorary Chairs of Library Card Sign-Up Month. They will promote the value of a library card and bring attention to the many ways libraries transform lives and communities.

During September, the ALA and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure all children and their families have a library card. 

The Keizer Community Library, 980 Chemawa Road NE in the Keizer Cultural Center, is open 1-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 1-4 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday; and 1-4 p.m. Sunday.