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Celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month with APL

August 28 2023

AUBURN, Ala.- September is Library Card Sign-up Month! Through access to technology, media resources and educational programs, a library card gives students the tools to succeed in the classroom and provides people of all ages opportunities to pursue their dreams and passions.

During September, the Auburn Public Library (APL) will host Library Card Sign-up activities, including:

Library Card Sign-up Day at APL@Boykin
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 5-6:30 p.m.

Join the APL at the Boykin Community Center (400 Boykin St.) to celebrate National Library Card Sign-up Month! Attendees may sign up for a library card and register for the Tailgates & Turkeys Fall Learning Challenge, then enjoy FREE Kona Ice, games and activities. Mayor Ron Anders will present a “Library Card Sign-up Month” proclamation. The event will conclude with a performance by the Library’s Puppet Troupe. All Boykin Community Center visitors who register for a new APL card or who possess an existing APL card may enter a prize drawing for one of two Tailgate Packages. If you can’t make it to the event, stop by any help desk at the Library (749 E. Thach Ave.) during September to enter the drawing.

Tailgates & Turkeys Fall Reading Challenge
Sept. 1-Oct. 31

The challenge: Read 1,000 minutes from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31 to earn your choice of an APL T-shirt or hoodie (while supplies last). Register for the challenge by downloading the Beanstack Tracker app to any smartphone or tablet or by visiting

The Auburn Public Library continues to adapt and expand services to meet the evolving needs of our community. To sign up for a library card or to learn more about the library’s resources and programs, visit

The Auburn Public Library was established in 1947 to serve the residents of Auburn, Alabama. Today, the Auburn Public Library provides residents with a collection that reflects the diverse and dynamic interests of our community, with access to public technology and information resources and with programs and activities that contribute to an engaged, literate and informed society. The Auburn Public Library is located at 749 E. Thach Ave.