Have you ever thought of organising a library card for your child? A card which is their very own and where they’ll see their own name printed upon it.
A child of any age can apply for their own library card as long as their guardian has one too. The child’s card will simply be linked with the guardian’s account and the guardian takes the actually responsibility for the books borrowed.
Once you have a library card for your child you might also want to find them a library bag of their own too.
Children love having their own library card and library bag:
- They will often instigate a visit to the library so they can use their card. This will help them to feel comfortable and familiar in the library.
- It helps to them develop responsibility for caring for books and keeping track of the books they’ve borrowed.
- It allows them to practise and learn the process of borrowing and returning books.
- It makes them feel important and independent.
- They feel empowered to choose their own books to borrow.
“I’ve told the librarian my name and where I live and now I’m waiting ever so patiently for my very own library card.”
“I’ve got my very own library card in my hot, little hands”
“Please Mum, can we go back in and borrow one more book?”