Show Your Library Card to Visit Elliott Museum for Free in September

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month

August 16, 2023

Celebrate National Library Card Sign-up Month in September with free admission to the Elliott Museum or House of Refuge Museum at Gilbert’s Bar by simply showing your Martin County library card! Please contact the museum or confirm hours prior to visiting.

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month is held each September, coinciding with the start of the school year. Throughout the month, the American Library Association and libraries unite together in a national effort to encourage every child to register for a library card in order to ensure access to the numerous resources available. During the school year, public librarians and library staff will assist parents and caregivers with educational resources and services for students. From free access to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math & Art) activities, educational apps, homework help, technology workshops, to the expertise of librarians, a library card is one of the most cost-effective back-to-school supplies available.

Local Attraction Passes to the Children’s Museum and Florida Oceanographic Society are provided year-round by the Friends of the Martin County Library System. To add your name to the waitlist for one, search using the keyword “passes” or call 772-288-5702 (extension 5) for assistance.

For more information about this and other library services, view the online newsletter and event calendar at, or call 772-288-5702.

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