TEANECK, N.J. -- September is Library Card Sign-up Month -- not that Teaneck Public Library Director Michael McCue needed any additional incentive to urge youngsters and their parents to read.
"Our children’s librarians go to as many back-to-school nights as they can, set up a table and promote," McCue said. "They promote kids having a library card -- and for parents, as well, so they can read to children."
Studies show that youngsters who are read to in the home and use the library perform better in school.
"It's free for a card and takes only five minutes to sign up," McCue said. "It behooves you to have one."
The library card allows patrons to take out and access books from not only the Teaneck location but all 76 libraries in Bergen County, he added. They also can utilize the computers for online research or access print resources.
The Teaneck Public Library is located at 840 Teaneck Rd.
TO REGISTER / MORE INFORMATION: (201) 837-4171 or Teaneck.org