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Library Card Month: How Many You Got?

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, So We Ask: How Many Cards Do You Have?

Of course you and every member of your family have Arlington Public Library cards and use them constantly in person and from homeCards

But did you know that by living and working in the metropolitan region, you qualify for a free card from pretty much every public library system in the region? It’s true and here are the details.

So let’s make this interesting.

We have a sweet, sweet prize for the person who can post on Twitter or Facebook the biggest collection of active public library cards in their own name. No cheating by including the card of your brother from Sheboygan.

And to give you an idea of the competition that might be out there, we know of someone who has 11 active public library cards in her own name.

But she’s disqualified because she works for us. So how many you got?

Happy September.



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  1. Matthew says:

    Thanks. I have six library cards: For Arlington County, City of Falls Church, Fairfax County, City of Alexandria, District of Columbia, and Montgomery County (MD). I actually live in Falls Church, but use Arlington Library, especially Central and Westover, in addition to the Library in Falls Church, quite regularly. I also use some of the Fairfax Libraries regularly too. Also, I work on Montgomery County, MD, and can regularly stop at libraries in Montgomery County and DC after work. I occasionally visit other libraries too. However, when I check out a book, it has usually been from Arlington or Falls Church, so many of my cards do not regular use. Lots of times I just enjoy reading in a library, even if I don’t check a book out.

  2. Joyce says:

    A mere 4 – Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax county and Montgomery county. But it does get jeers from my kids, who think it’s about 3 too many.

  3. Sharon Beth says:

    Seven – Arlington, Alexandria, DC, Montgomery County, Fairfax, Eastern Shore (VA), Mary Styles. I keep a spreadsheet with due dates color coded by library system so I can make sure I’m returning (or renewing) the right books in the right system.

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