LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – According to one source, 58 percent of U.S. adults have public library cards.

Libraries across the nation are hoping to see an increase in that number as Library Card Sign-Up Month kicks off.

The special month of activity began on the first of September and the Livingston Parish Library (LPL) is sparing no effort in encouraging locals to sign up for their own library card.

Click here to begin the process of obtaining a library card.

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In addition to celebrating Library Card Sign-Up Month, LPL is launching a new community initiative called ‘Our Library. Our commUNITY.’

The initiative, which is taking place alongside Library Card Sign-Up Month during September, is a unified effort to bring awareness to the vast amount of resources and events the Library provides to the Livingston Parish community.

From traditional offerings such as books and DVDs to non-traditional materials including mobile hotspots, telescopes and museum passes, the Library strives to introduce new services to meet the needs of the growing parish.

This month, LPL will host the following activities:

  • Digital Media Lab Presents: Find Your Voice – A multi-week series of hands-on learning sessions where teens can learn more about digital music, podcasting, video recording, and editing. This event is hosted by the Library’s Digital Media Lab.
    • Denham Springs-Walker Branch: Tuesday, September 6 at 5:30 p.m.
    • Denham Springs-Walker Branch: Tuesday, September 13 at 5:30 p.m.
    • Denham Springs-Walker Branch: Tuesday, September 20 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Voices and Votes: Democracy in Action – In partnership with Denham Springs Main Street, this lecture series is centered around the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit Voices and Votes: Democracy in America currently on display at the Old City Hall in Denham Springs, La. The weekly program will focus on a variety of topics related to voting on the state and national levels. The series concludes in October with a book discussion of The Woman’s Hour by Elaine Weiss, a 2018 non-fiction book chronicling the pivotal events in 1920 that led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote.

Click here for more information on LPL events.