Learn how to apply for a library card at your nearest Washington County library.

TIMES FILE PHOTO - You can apply for a library card at any Washington County library, including the Tigard Public Library (shown here). The American Library Association is recognizing September as its 30th annual Library Card Sign-up Month.

Traditionally held at the beginning of the new school year, the month is meant to remind people that a library card is the perfect back-to-school supply item, and it's available to anyone.

"Our nation's libraries serve all community members, including people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, and the most vulnerable in our communities, offering services and educational resources that transform communities, open minds and promote inclusion and diversity," said Julie Todaro, former president of the American Library Association, in a statement released last year.

To learn more information about signing up for a library card with a Washington County library, visit, click the "Library Card" dropdown menu, and select "Apply for a Library Card." You also can find a list of Washington County libraries, along with their addresses and contact information, on that same website.

Editor's note: In an earlier version of this story, we incorrectly identified Julie Todaro as the president of the American Library Association. Torado is the former president; James Neal is the current president. We regret the error.

Blair Stenvick
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