All You Need to Learn a Language is Your Library Card (Plus a Photo Contest!) Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in For Libraries

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—September is Library Card Sign-up Month!  The American Library Association and libraries around the country remind parents that “a library card is the most important school supply of all.”


Of course, community members of all ages can benefit from a library card—especially if they are learning a language! Did you know hundreds of libraries around the world offer free accounts to Transparent Language Online? All you need to sign up is a library card.

We invite you to find Transparent Language Online at a nearby library* and start learning a language with us. Share a picture of what you’re learning in Transparent Language Online and you could win a $150 Amazon gift card. Best of all, if you’re the lucky winner, we’ll also give a $150 Amazon gift card to your library!

Want to participate in the contest? We knew you would! All you need to do is:

  • Sign up for a Transparent Language Online account at your local, participating library* (or sign in to your existing library account!)
  • Take a picture of yourself learning with Transparent Language Online—anytime, anywhere. The front of your library card must be visible somewhere in the image – please don’t include your library barcode number. (Can’t find your card? Take a picture with your library’s sign instead.)
  • Share the image with us on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #transparentlibrary. (Make sure your account is public and note that we may share or repost your images to our own accounts.)
  • Learn and share a new photo with us up to once per day through the entire month of September.

The contest ends on September 30, 2016. We will randomly select one image and award the photographer (and their library!) the gift cards by October 5th.

So, where will your language learning take you this month? (We secretly hope to see some dreamy pictures of the beach, parks, and even your library!)

 *This contest is only open to registered patrons of US libraries which have an active subscription to Transparent Language Online. Click here to search for a participating library near you!

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