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Library Card Sign Up Month 2022

Celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month with Idina Menzel and Cara Mentzel


“It’s a little card that goes a loud way. Let your imagination sing at the library.”
— Idina Menzel


One of the best places to find your voice is at the library. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, when most students return to school and libraries nationwide remind parents, caregivers, and students that the most important school supply is a library card! This celebration reminds students about the access to technology, innovative programming, and educational resources a library card can provide students of all ages. 

But libraries aren’t just for students. At San Mateo County Libraries, people of all ages can find a variety of educational resources and activities. This includes streaming movies and borrowing hiking packs, ukuleles, and bikes – there is so much you can access with a library card!

This year, Tony Award-winning performer, actress, singer-songwriter, and philanthropist Idina Menzel (Frozen, Wicked) and her sister, author and educator Cara Mentzel, will serve as honorary chairs of Library Card Sign-Up Month. Idina and Cara will use their platform this month to remind everyone that one of the best places to find your voice is at the library. During Library Card Sign-Up Month, they want you to explore all the library has to offer.

Sign up for a library card at your local library today! To learn more about how you can support all these amazing programs and services that these libraries provide our community, visit the Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries

The Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries provides annual resources to support the San Mateo County Libraries’ goals and initiatives. San Mateo County Libraries serve the following communities: Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, North Fair Oaks, Pacifica, Portola Valley, San Carlos, and Woodside and unincorporated San Mateo County.