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Friday, September 27, 2013
Contact: Kevin Flannery, (573) 526-0949
Kander Celebrates National Library Card Sign-Up Month by Signing Up for New Library Card at Columbia Public Library
Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander today celebrated National Library Card Sign-Up Month by visiting the Columbia Public Library to sign up for his first library card as a mid-Missouri resident, and then read to a toddler story time circle.
"My wife Diana and I recently purchased a home in Columbia, so we’re excited to start using our local public library," Kander said. "Here in Missouri, we’re lucky to have so many great public libraries that offer free programs and services for everyone from toddlers to seniors. For those Missourians currently without library cards, I strongly encourage you to join me in visiting your local library and signing up."
Kander’s office provides support and funding for local libraries across the state, as well as Wolfner Library, Missouri’s nationally-recognized library for Missourians with visual or physical disabilities. The Columbia Public Library is the headquarters for the Daniel Boone Regional Libraries, and will now be Kander’s home library since moving from Kansas City.
"With more and more library services available online, there are even more reasons for people to get a library card so they can use all the free library resources, whether they're at home, the office or at the library. Not only can they check out books, but they can take classes, read magazine articles and do research. We encourage learners of all ages to come in and get a library card or those over 18 can apply for their card online," said Melissa Carr, Daniel Boone Regional Library Director.
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Missouri’s public libraries join with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to remind Missourians that a library card is the smartest card to have in their wallets.
Visit www.sos.mo.gov to learn more about the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.
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