These Libraries are Changing the Library Card Game

These Libraries are Changing the Library Card Game

With library card signup month, we took a look around the country at some of the most innovative and exciting things some library systems are doing with their library cards. As an extension and free piece of marketing for your library, the physical card is an often-overlooked piece of the library-patron relationship.

Source: San Diego Tribune

For the over 50 million Latinx people living in the United States, representation is important. Apart from a strong Mexican influence, San Diego is also known for its annual Comic Con convention that brings together fans of everything from the comic book universe.  That’s why the San Diego Public Library released a limited-edition library card celebrating both the San Diego institution and a Tijuana-based artist, Charles Glaubitz.

Read more about the unique collaboration at the San Diego Tribune.

If you’re under 18 and live in northwest Pennsylvania, then your design could be on the next library card. The Crawford County Federated Library System (CCFLS) will select a design from among the entries submitted at any of the nine locations. Has your library considered changing the design of your library card?

Check out more about the competition at The Meadville Tribune.

Do these libraries inspire your library for National Library Card Signup Month? What is your library doing to engage new and existing patrons? Do you know about the different services that Unique offers to boost patron membership and engagement? We arm libraries with the tools to make your library the best it can be, learn more.