Characters from “Toy Story 4” will discuss benefits of signing up for a library card during September

HANNIBAL – This September, Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” characters Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep and friends are joining the American Library Association on an adventure to promote the value of a library card as Library Card Sign-up Month Honorary Chairs.

In their new role, they will remind the public that signing up for a library card opens a world of infinite possibilities — libraries offer resources and services that help people pursue their passions and give students the tools to succeed in school and beyond.

The Toy Story crew knows library cards help bring great stories to life. From borrowing books and movies, to enjoying story times and other programs, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card.

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card. Hannibal Free Public Library encourages everyone to get a library card, and September is a great month to do so.

More information is available by visiting ala.org/librarycardsignup and www.hannibal.lib.mo.us.