Library Card Sign Up Challenge

April 20th 2016
Are you thinking about purchasing an iPad? Do you like to sit and scroll through your Facebook feed, check e-mail or just plain surf the internet? Well, now you can check out an iPad air from your local library! Somerville has 3 iPad's to circulate along with a WiFi Hotspot (if you don't have WiFi at home). You can take one out or sit and use it in the library! If your interested, grab your library card and just go to the Reference, Teen or Children's desk to pick one up! If you have questions... Read Post
March 4th 2013
We knew you could do it, Somerville! Our fair city has won the library card sign-up competition that ran all last month against Lexington, Belmont and Arlington. Arlington challenged us to see who could get a higher percentage of card sign-ups in February 2013 compared to February 2012. Community pride was at stake – and we must say, you did your library and your community proud. Because of this campaign, Somerville now has 1,054 new library card owners. Arlington, Belmont and Somerville were... Read Post
February 20th 2013
To obtain a Minuteman Library card from us, just download the form, fill it out and bring it to the Circulation Desk. When you come in to obtain your card, you must also present a valid photo I.D. (a driver's license, for example) AND proof of residence (no leases, please!), if your address is different than that on your license. Without an I.D. and proof of residency, a card cannot be issued. Children may obtain a library card when they are 5 years of age. The child's parent or legal guardian... Read Post
February 11th 2013
Today we're shaking off the snow and warmly welcoming a brand new business partner for our Library Card Sign-Up Competition - Union Square Donuts! But don't pull on your boots and hunt them down just yet; their grand opening will be happening this Thursday, Valentine's Day, at 201 Somerville Ave. Customers can show their library card/keycard and buy any Union Square donut or an Ocean Ave Pop and receive a free small coffee through March. To keep up with what's going on with Union Square Donuts... Read Post
February 6th 2013
The word's out about our library card sign-up competition and, with your help, we can spread the word even further. We've just launched a tumblr site ( specifically to give a lucky patron an added prize during this month's campaign and to raise awareness of the value of getting a library card. Take a picture of yourself holding your newly obtained (or even not so newly obtained) library card and post it to our tumblr. You don't have to have a tumblr... Read Post
February 4th 2013
Sign up for a library card; get discounts and prizes.

Have you heard, Somervillians? Your library card not only gets you resources at a fantastic library, but also gets you amazing discounts at local business in February and, in some places, through March. Somerville Public Library has partnered with several companies in its Library Sign-Up Competition, which is pitting our fair city against Arlington, Belmont and Lexington to see which city obtains more library card registrations in... Read Post
January 31st 2013
What is the Library Card Sign-Up Challenge? This February, the Somerville Public Library will compete with the libraries in Arlington, Belmont, and Lexington in a Library Card Sign-Up competition.  We are betting that we can get a higher percentage increase in new library card registrations in February 2013 versus February 2012 than they can.  Community pride is at stake!  We want to win and we need your help getting the word out! What Is the Partnership & Why Should I Get Involved? Your... Read Post
January 24th 2013
The Somerville Public Library will compete with the libraries in Arlington, Belmont, and Lexington in a Library Card Sign-Up competition throughout February.  These public libraries will perform outreach with local organizations and businesses to encourage residents to sign up for a library card (Somerville will give away prizes for new signees, culminating in the grand prize of an e-book reader.)  Participating businesses will offer a discount to customers who show their library card or... Read Post