More people than ever before signed up for Pierce County Library System cards during the Library’s sixth annual library card drive! The Library System welcomed 10,555 new card holders during the month of October. The number is significant because during typical months approximately 4,000 people sign up for cards.
New to this year’s card drive was a pilot program—a community partnership with Franklin Pierce Schools. The Library System provided cards to every student that did not already have a library card and, as a result, it issued 5,278 students cards. That’s about three-quarters of all of the students in the district.
Following the card drive a record 273,789 people have Pierce County Library cards.
With the card people get an array of free services, including access to:
- One million books, movies, and CDs.
- Online help in real-time from professional homework tutorsand job coaches.
- E-books, audiobooks and songs to download.
- Credible, reliable information from online e-sources—Consumer Reports, Morningstar Investment Research Center and Chilton car repair.
- Passes to Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum and Washington State History Museum.
During the card drive, people could enter to win a Kindle Fire HD, a gift from Pierce County Library Foundation. Kaitlyn Malone of Lake Tapps is the proud winner.
Editor's note: Information provided by Pierce County Library System.