I’ve been trying to be better about keeping track of important dates that might pertain to the library (I made a Pinterest board for it and that’s massively helped me). So I was very aware that September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. However, I hadn’t made any real plans to promote it since I thought I’d have time, and then I was unexpectedly away from work for two weeks. Eep! So by the time I got back, my boss had posted information about this month online, and reminded staff to talk it up. I was going to let it go, but then I saw this awesome library campaign: Benefits of a Library Card. I mean, that’s just beyond crazy-awesome.
I really do hope to do something in the future as classy as what Pinal County Library District did, but my mind tends to lean towards the sillier side of things. And thus Re”meme”ber That It’s National Library Card Sign-up Month was born. I hope that in the future I can post a meme to our social media sites for every day in September, but until next year I’ll be happy with half-a-month.
And as luck would have it, I was looking up who had done the amazing Penguin Classics campaign to link them to this blog when I stumbled across Andy Woodworth’s blog Agnostic Maybe where he had declared it National Badass Library Card Month. He also was adding fantastic memes and other things to his Tumblr for every day in September. I knew that my idea likely wasn’t original, but this still took a little bit of the wind outta my sails. However, I’m choosing to look at it like great minds think alike (Wait. He beat me to a Nyan-library card cat – and his is animated?! GAH! I mean, good for him!) and I’ll definitely follow what he’s up to. After all, in writing this post, I was hoping to share these with the library world at large so that others could use them – so maybe I’ll end up on Idea Lab. That’d truly be crazy-cool.
So there’s all that. Now onto the images! Again, please feel free to copy/paste them, use them, adjust them for your needs, and just have fun with them.
And that’s it for now! I do plan on adding more as I make them (because I still have a lot in mind), but I definitely have enough for the rest of September. And I think I really need to start using my Tumblr account (which I did – I did finally start to use Tumblr – using the unexpected name Hafuboti. It only took me about a year to do so).