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Posted on: August 31, 2021

MCPL partners with foundation, local businesses to highlight value of library cards

One card, one community - a world of opportunity

Midland County Public Libraries (MCPL) will celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month to encourage lifelong literacy and community empowerment. Throughout September, MCPL cardholders may show their MCPL library card at several local businesses for a special discount. To further promote new library card applications and to encourage active library card users, MCPL will hold a drawing for library cardholders to win prizes including a gift certificate from Hogan Golf Course, a $50 gift card and candy bouquet from Fountatinville Creamery and Soda Fountain, a Kindle Fire HD provided by the Midland County Public Library Foundation

New cardholders will automatically be entered into the drawing upon registration. All new and active cardholders will receive one entry per use, per card, per day upon checkout of library materials from any MCPL location. The recipient will be drawn and notified during the first week of October 2021. See Midland County Public Library’s website for the complete rules. 

MCPL has partnered with several Midland businesses to offer exclusive discounts upon presentation of a Midland County library card. These offers vary by business. Participating businesses include: 

  • Marble Slab Creamery 
  • The River Fine Arts 
  • Tall City Brewing Co.
  • Popbar
  • Shipley Donuts
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
  • Museum of the Southwest
  • Kendra Scott
  • Cpl Ray’s Coffee
  • Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop
  • Mac’s Bar-B-Q

By providing a special discount during Library Card Sign Up Month, these businesses help the library to highlight the economic value of a library card. MCPL library cardholders who check out one adult book and one children’s book each month save nearly $350 each year. If the same cardholder also used a computer for three hours and attended four children’s programs, the savings would be almost $415.

About Library Card Sign Up Month

September is heralded by the American Library Association as Library Card Sign-Up Month with the goal to empower community members to utilize their library resources. Started in 1987, Library Card Sign Up Month is celebrated in September to coincide with the beginning of the school year, when librarians across the nation help students and families sign up for library cards. 

Drawing Rules of Entry

Official Rules

Promotion begins Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 10 am CST and ends Thursday, September 30 at 7 pm CST. Drawing is sponsored by the Midland County Public Library Foundation[DG1] , also referred to as the Sponsor. Visit their website at www.mcplfoundation.org or on Facebook @mcplftx.

Privacy Notice

Personal information will be used only to confirm Drawing eligibility and to notify the Drawing winner. No personal information will be disclosed to any third parties without permission of the cardholder (or the cardholder’s responsible party, in the case that the winner is a minor).

HOW TO ENTER:

Beginning 09/01/2021 at 10 am through 09/30/2021 at 7 pm, cardholders may accrue one valid entry by using their library card at the DOWNTOWN LIBRARY (301 W. Missouri Ave, Midland, TX 79701), the CENTENNIAL LIBRARY (2503 W Loop 250 N, Midland, TX 79705), or the BOOKMOBILE.

New Card Drawing: One entry will be awarded to cardholders who register for a new library card with MCPL during the entry period.

General Drawing: One entry will be awarded to all cardholders who use their library card at least once during the entry period. Cardholders may only be awarded one entry per card, per person, per day for a maximum number of 26 entries per cardholder.

SELECTION OF WINNERS:

One winner will be selected at random from eligible New Card entries, or those who register for a new MCPL card within the entry period. Three winners will be selected at random from eligible cardholder transactions.

Eligible entries are those that comply with these Official Rules. The sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any participant or winner and may refuse to award any prize to a person who is ineligible or has violated any rule, gained unfair advantage in participating in the Drawing, or obtained a winner status using fraudulent means.

ODDS OF WINNING:

Odds of winning depend on the total number of entries.

PRIZES:

New Card Drawing (1 winner): One Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablet.

General Drawing (3 prizes): One Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablet; OR one Fountainville Creamery & Soda Fountain gift basket with $50 gift card; OR two weekend green fees and half cart fee from Hogan Park Golf Course.

Prizes must be accepted as awarded. The winner will be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the prize awarded. An unclaimed prize will be forfeited after 30 days. 

GENERAL RULES:

Open only to Midland County Public Library cardholders. Employees of the Midland County Public Libraries and members of the Library Foundation, as well as their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household, are not eligible.

Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use winner’s first name and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation unless prohibited by law. By accepting a prize, the winner agrees to hold the Sponsor and assigns harmless against any and all claims, demands, losses, promises, cause of action, issues, and liabilities arising out of the preparation for, or participation in, this promotion or any use/misuse of the prize awarded hereunder. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage cause or claimed to be cause, by participation in this promotion or use or redemption of any prize.

The Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated or illegible entries nor for any electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by the Sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or any combination thereof.

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Midland County Public Libraries (MCPL) is a department of Midland County consisting of the Downtown Library, Centennial Library, Law Library and Bookmobile. Visit the library’s website at www.co.midland.tx.us/150/Public-Libraries and follow @tallcitylibraries on social media [Facebook, Instagram]. The Downtown Library is located at 301 W. Missouri Ave., Midland, TX 79701. Centennial Library is located at 2503 W. Loop 250 N.

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