Tuesday Sep 25 2012 9:58 AM
During Pierce County Library System's sixth annual library card drive—Oct. 1-31, get a free library card and enter to win a Kindle Fire HD.
"This library is very necessary," said Amanda Love, mother of six and a Tillicum resident. "It gives me a connection to my community and I get knowledge, entertainment and see my neighbors all in one happy place."
Currently 261,000 people have Pierce County Library cards. With the card people get an array of free services, including access to:
• More than one million books, movies, and CDs.• Online help in real-time from professional homework tutors and job coaches.• E-books, audiobooks and songs to download.• Computers.• Credible, reliable information from online e-sources—Consumer Reports, Morningstar Investment Research Center and Chilton car repair. • Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum and Washington State History Museum Passes.
People who already have a library card may enter the drawing to win a Kindle Fire HD, by bringing a friend to a library and getting them a card. Military personnel and families may enter the drawing by showing their military ID.
Adults and kids can get a card online24/7 or at one of 18 libraries during open hours. Also, yes, there's an app for that. People with smartphones can use a card app from either < ahref='http://www.keyringapp.com/'>keyringapp.com orcardstar.comand take their library card everywhere on their phone.
People who live in or own property in unincorporated Pierce County, Bonney Lake, Buckley, DuPont, Eatonville, Edgewood, Fife, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Milton, Orting, South Prairie, Steilacoom, Sumner, University Place, or Wilkeson; as well as people who live on a military base, tribal land or national park in the county, can get a free library card. Through a borrowing agreement with Puyallup, Roy and Tacoma Public Libraries, residents in those cities may also get free cards.
During the Library's card drive in October 2011, 7,050 people got cards.