August 28, 2001
At the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County
��Getting Carded Has Its Privileges�
Where else can you check out over 10 million items, from hot titles and current magazines to top box office flicks, and attend 12,000 yearly programs? They�re all FREE
and all at the Main Library and 41 neighborhood branches throughout Hamilton County! Plus, sign up for or renew a Library card during National Library Card Sign-Up Month in September and win great prizes.
� 42 Grand Prize Winners will win four tickets to Disney ON ICE presents
TOY STORY 2 and be invited to attend a party and receive special prize packages.
� 50 other winners will also be awarded four tickets.
To promote community awareness of the value of having a Library card, the Public Library will be partnering with Fifth Third Bank, WCPO-TV9, and Feld Entertainment for its �Getting Carded Has Its Privileges� sign-up campaign during September. The campaign is geared toward the entire family, children, teens, and adults. WCPO-TV9 will produce a spot featuring Carol Williams that will be aired on WCPO-TV9 throughout September.� The cost of running the spots will be underwritten using a grant from Fifth Third Bank Foundation with additional advertising time donated by WCPO-TV9.��
To help promote this campaign, Library card applications specifically designed for this promotion will be available at the Main Library and any of the 41 library branch locations as well as any Fifth Third Banking Center and at WCPO-TV9. These materials will also be distributed to schools throughout the county. A special Library web page devoted to �Getting Carded� at www.CincinnatiLibrary.org will also be available. To access it, click on the �Get Carded� icon found on the Library�s homepage. A downloadable application form has been included on the web page as well.�������������������������������
To �Get Carded�, simply go to any of the Library�s 42 locations and sign up by completing an application. (Be sure to bring along some form of identification to verify your address if you�re 18 or older. The signature of a parent or guardian is needed for anyone
under 18.) The benefits are enormous. The possibilities are endless
* Library cards are free for all residents of Ohio, and Boone, Campbell & Kenton Counties in Kentucky who have a local library card.� Non-resident cards are available for a nominal cost.For more on Getting Carded visit www.CincinnatiLibrary.org or call 513/369-6970.