The Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library is encouraging people to get, and use, a library card.
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. And this month, anyone who has lost their card but is in good standing, can get a replacement for free.
Officials want people to use what the library has to offer, not only books, but also movies and the Internet are available.
The library hosted a kickoff party Wednesday.
"Just to have people excited about the library and show them that the library is not just about books and being quiet," said library representative Lydia Hofstetter. "You can have a good time at the library in addition to learning something. Please come and get your library card this month. It's a key to the world outside of Meridian."
Another special offer this month is, if you have library fines, you may pay them off by donating canned goods for LOVE's Kitchen. One can equals $1.00 in fines.