Getting a Child’s Library Card


On your first visit, come to the library with your mother, father, or legal guardian. He or she will sign an application for your card if you are between 5 to12 years old.

Tell your parent or guardian to bring something with your family’s current address on it. A driver’s license, a bill, or other recently dated mail will do.

You will sign for the card to show you understand the importance of taking good care of library material and following library rules.

That’s all it takes to start using and enjoying your own library card! Books may be borrowed for three weeks and renewed if not on reserve. You are responsible for all materials checked out on your card.


Note to parents: For your child under age 5, the library offers My First Card. The procedure to get the card is the same with the exception that the child does not “sign” the application. With My First Card, your child may check out up to 10 children’s books. Your child also uses this card to access the children’s computers. When the child turns age 5, with proper identification, the library will update My First Card to a full-usage card.