September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

Cara Metzel and Idina Menzel
Photo credit: Emilio Madrid.

Library Card Sign-up Month 2022 Honorary Chairs Idina Menzel and Cara Mentzel

Tony Award-winning performer, actress, singer-songwriter, and philanthropist Idina Menzel and her sister, author and educator Cara Mentzel, have been named honorary chairs of Library Card Sign-Up Month. This September, Idina and Cara will join the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to sing the praises of a library card. Also in September, the sisters’ debut picture book, Loud Mouse, about a little mouse named Dee who loves to sing very loudly, will be released by Disney Hyperion.

As honorary chairs, Idina and Cara will remind everyone that one of the best places to find your voice is at the library. And during Library Card Sign-Up Month, they want you to explore all the library has to offer, like new children’s books, access to technology, and educational programming. "It's a little card that goes a loud way. Let your imagination sing at the library," says Idina. Cara adds, “The library is where your imagination sings. Get your library card and 'check it out' today."

About Cara Mentzel and Idina Menzel

Cara Mentzel's debut memoir, Voice Lessons: A Sisters Story, about her relationship with her superstar sister, Idina Menzel, was a Good Reads Choice Award nominee in 2017. Cara spent over a decade as a classroom teacher and reading specialist, winning a Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Award. She has her master's degree in elementary education with an emphasis on children's literacy. Loud Mouse is her first picture book.

Idina Menzel is an actor, singer-songwriter, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and now writer. She was Tony-nominated for her Broadway performances in Rent and If/Then and won the prize for her portrayal of Elphaba in Wicked. Her voice can be heard as ‘Elsa’ in Disney’s Oscar® winning Frozen, and Frozen 2. She is the cofounder of A BroaderWay Foundation, whose mission is to amplify young women's voices through the arts. Loud Mouse is Idina's latest endeavor to build on the message of empowerment and finding our voices.

Also in September, the sisters’ debut picture book, Loud Mouse, about a little mouse named Dee who loves to sing very loudly, will be released by Disney Hyperion.

Photo credit: Emilio Madrid.

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August 18, 2022