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Posted on: August 29, 2019

National Library Card Sign-Up Month


With over 64,000 library visits and 10,000 computer sessions per month, Irving has proven that it still believes in libraries. In fact, these library visits resulted in over 100,000 items checked out per month. Last September we celebrated why we still believe in libraries with a series of interviews from library patrons and staff, open house events, community events, and more. This National Library Card Sign-Up Month we continue to share why We Still Believe in Libraries with a month full of library outreach events and programs. Embrace your competitive side at Trivia Night, find delicious, locally grown fruits and veggies at Irving Farmer’s Market, and celebrate Irving at the annual Main Street Event. See below for event details.

At library card sign-up events you have the opportunity to get a special edition purple library card featuring an exclusive “We Still Believe in Libraries” design, while supplies last. The first time an Irving resident signs up for an Irving library card, it is free. Replacement cards are $2. We have a library card to fit every kind of customer, with a brand new Teacher Card for Irving ISD teachers and staff. To obtain a full access card you must be at least 16 years of age and living in Irving, bring ID or documents from the following list of acceptable forms of identification. Children under the age of 16 may obtain a card upon application by a parent or legal guardian with a card in good standing. Student cards  are offered if you attend middle or high school, a college, university or technical school in Irving and solely want to check out digital download materials and use library computers. The Irving Public Library makes available a Homebound Card for those who are unable to come to a library as a result of physical impairment. Not an Irving resident, but still want to take advantage of all the Irving Public Library has to offer? Visit our Card Types page to see which of our other cards is applicable to you.

Please review ID and address requirements prior to visiting a library or outreach event to create or replace an Irving Public Library card.

Trivia Night! at Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar
Thursday, Sept. 5, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, 100 Market Pl Blvd
Compete with your friends to see who will win prizes on Irving Trivia Night! Test your knowledge of sports, movies, music, books and more. Hourly games; no registration required. Hosted by Boston's Pizza in partnership with the Irving Public Library.

(Closed event) City of Irving Employee Safety and Health Fair
Friday Sept. 6, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lively Youth Center, 909 N. O'Connor Road
City of Irving Employees will benefit from health screenings and services. Sign up for a free library card and learn how library resources can assist with work projects and provide at-home entertainment.

Irving Farmer's Market 
Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Irving Mall (Outside of Sears), 3880 Irving Mall
Meet a variety of local fresh produce vendors, sign up for an Irving library card and learn about library resources.

Pop-Up in the Plaza
Thursday, Sept. 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Main Street Plaza, 127 S. Main Street
Enjoy the open air, paved plaza showcasing art exhibits in the heart of Irving’s downtown Heritage District and learn more about library programs and services. Take a free book from our Pop-Up Library!

Main Street Celebration
Saturday, Sept. 21, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Irving Heritage District, 217 S. Main Street
Visit the library's booth during this annual street festival in the heart of the Irving Heritage District celebrates the hometown feel of Irving with attractions for all ages. Each year thousands of people attend this family affair, which offers live music, the Manifolds on Main Street Car Show, free rides and activities for children, food and shopping. Admission is free.

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