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In a time when it seems commonplace to have an arsenal of streaming subscriptions, memberships and cards to carry, we’re highlighting the most powerful card in your collection and offering an upgrade!

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month and we’re celebrating with a limited-edition card featuring Baby Yoda from the Disney+ series The Mandalorian.* Visit any of our eight branch locations in Westampton, Bordentown, Cinnaminson, Evesham, Maple Shade, Pemberton, Medford or Riverton and take home your own little, green reading buddy!

Whether you're a first-time visitor or just looking to upgrade your card, all you need to do is visit your local branch of the BCLS. Our staff will be happy to get you set up in minutes. The only way to take part in this offer is by visiting one of our library locations, but you can still sign up for a library membership no matter where you are.

Each cardholder can check out up to 35 items, including books, movies, music, and more! Once you have a card, even checked-out items are within your reach. Simply place a hold on any item and when it gets returned, we'll reserve it just for you. Fill out our online form to start using the online-library immediately. And here’s a cool back-to-school tip - teachers and media specialists employed in Burlington County are also welcome to apply.

Too busy to visit the library? Once you activate your card, we've got you covered on the digital front as well with our vast collection of ebooks, audio ebooks and streaming videos, and online resources, like Rosetta Stone.

“A library card provides opportunity for discovery and access to a rich and diverse world. It empowers you to make change and experience new stories," said Dias.Remember, libraries play an important role in the education and development of children, so join the celebration and sign up for your library card today!

Marley Dias, author, executive producer, and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, is joining the American Library Association and libraries nationwide in promoting the power of a library card this September. Join the conversation on social media with #LibrariesEmpower.

* Cards are available while supplies last. As a reminder, if you use Libby to access our collection of ebooks and audiobooks, please mention this to a staff member so we can merge your current online account with the new barcode.