Free library cards seem to be a very wanted item in Fort Saskatchewan.
Since launching their card campaign last October, the Fort Saskatchewan Public Library has put 2,213 new and renewed cards in the hands of readers.
"We are just ecstatic. We didn't think the campaign would hit off the way it did and even at the end of the year in December, which is typically a slow month for libraries, because people are gearing up for Christmas, we actually had quite an increase with our cards," said library director Michele Feser.
They have been handing out cards at various locations throughout Fort Saskatchewan, including hockey games and will soon be at the Dow Centennial Centre and an upcoming Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
"We're trying to find ways to reach out into the community and get the message out and people seem to appreciate it," said Feser.
The library announces new card totals every two weeks.