Check THIS out, Library Lovers! During the month of September, Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) is celebrating National Library Card Sign-Up Month by having a county-wide social-media scavenger hunt on Facebook and Instagram to promote the many benefits of owning a library card.
A “Library Card Sign-Up Month Social-Media Scavenger Hunt” event page has been set up on the Fort Bend County Libraries Facebook page. Each Monday in September, a new category for the week will be announced on the event page. During that week, people are encouraged to take a photo representing that category – WITH their FBCL library card featured in the photo.
By posting the photo on either your Facebook or Instagram account with the tags #FBCLibraries, @FBCLibraries, and #FBCLLibraryCardMonth, each participant will be entered in a drawing for a FBCL gift bag.
In order to qualify, the entry photo must meet the following criteria:
- The photo must include their FBCL library card in the location representing the category of the week. The location can be anywhere in Fort Bend County.
- The image must be posted to Facebook and/or Instagram, and you must tag @FBCLibraries and use the hashtags #FBCLLibraryCardMonth and #FBCLibraries.
- Be sure the social-media post can be viewed publicly, so everyone can see the entry!
A maximum of one (1) entry per person, per week is allowed for a total of four (4) possible entries per person. One (1) prize will be awarded. The person entering must have a FBCL library card, and their account must be in good standing with no fines or overdue materials. The winner will be announced during the first week of October. The winner must be able to pick up the prize at one of the FBCL locations.
FBCL library cards are free to all Texas residents and may be obtained by completing a library-card application and presenting a government-issued photo ID and proof of current Texas residence at any FBCL location. There is no minimum age requirement.
Employees of FBCL and members of their immediate family may participate, but they are not eligible to win.
For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit any of the branches in the Fort Bend County library system, call the library’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734, or see the library’s website at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us and click on the “Online Library Card Application” link under the “Services” tab.