Every September, American libraries promote library card registration! For the past few years, the American Library Association has named honorary chairpeople to publicize the joy and privilege of owning what I consider to be the most valuable card in my wallet.
Last year, Stan Lee was the honorary spokesperson, a tradition which dates to 2008.
- 2008: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- 2009: Olympic gold medalist and 2008 WNBA Rookie of the Year Candace Parker
- 2010: Olympic gold medalist and 2008-2009 NBA top scoring player Dwyane Wade
- 2011: Baseball Hall of Famer and author Cal Ripken
- 2012: Pittsburgh Steelers two-time Super Bowl champion Troy Polamalu
- 2013: Chicago Bulls two-time NBA All Star Luol Deng
- 2014: Stan Lee
- 2015: Snoopy
The American Library Association offers numerous posters, bookmarks, and stickers to promote Sign Up Month. You can view (and order them) here! (They also offer lots of other pop-cultured items!)