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No charge for public library cards

In September, the Waupaca Area Public Library joins libraries across the country to encourage people to sign up for a library card.

Cal Ripkin, Baseball Hall of Famer and honorary chairman of Library Card Sign-Up Month, encourages children to consider library cards as one of the most important school supplies they can have.

“The library card is the smartest card in my wallet. Sign up for yours today,” Ripkin said.

Peg Burington is the director of Waupaca’s public library, and she said, “The library is a community hub of activity. In tough economic times, your library card gives you free access to books and computers, assistance with resumes and job searches, accurate financial information, magazines, audio books, music CDs, DVDs and much more.”

Children’s Librarian Sue Abrahamson reminds parents that “students of all ages are provided with the tools they need to succeed at the library. We offer young readers with exciting and engaging programs that make learning fun. The library card is the most important school supply.”

Getting a library card is easy and free. Anyone can get a library card by showing photo identification and proof of residence. Parents need to apply for children’s cards if their children are under 18 years of age.

For more information, visit the Waupaca Area Public Library at 107 S. Main St, or any of the other eight Waupaca County public libraries.

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