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Vail library promotes library cards

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Vail Public Library wants to make sure that all children in Vail and surrounding Eagle County have “the smartest card of all,” a library card.

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.

“A library card has always been the most important school supply of all,” says Lori A. Barnes, town librarian. “Kids can come to the library to get homework help and check out books, but they can also play games, check out music, books and DVDs and use the Internet to help make after-school life fun. There’s a lot happening at the town of Vail Public Library and the best part for both kids and parents is that it’s all free with a library card.”

Getting a library card is easy – all you need to provide is your local contact information and a government issued ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.).

For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the Town of Vail Public Library at 292 W. Meadow Dr., call 970-479-2184 or visit the library online at

Activities at the town of Vail Public Library during Library Card Sign-up Month include:

• Story hours each Tuesday and Wednesday, toddlers at 10 a.m. and pre-schoolers at 11 a.m. Weekly themes during September include hats off to you, horses go clippity clop, music in our lives, reptiles up close and bath time for fun.

• Monthly Book Discussion Club meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The club will discuss “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

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