The power of the card: Library card unlocks deals this week


National Library Week is April 7 through 13 and Oshkosh Public Library is once again celebrating by partnering with more than 60 local businesses to offer customers’ special deals, discounts and prizes.

The weeklong campaign, Libraries Build Strong Communities, encourages residents to support the public library and the Oshkosh business community by using a library card to shop local.

“This is a way to use your library card in a unique way and recognize the important role that public libraries play in building a strong community,” explains Jeff Gilderson-Duwe, Library Director. 

“Now in our third year of this successful campaign, we’re thrilled to maintain the support of our local businesses and are hoping to continue raising awareness of what the library and our local merchants have to offer.”

Participating is easy: Show your library card (from any library) at a participating business and get a deal – anything from a percentage off your purchase to a BOGO offer. For each qualifying purchase, receive an entry form to bring to the library and enter into prize drawings. 

Don’t have a library card? No problem. Stop in anytime during regular library hours and sign up. The card is free and allows access to books, movies, music, videogames, online content and other materials. Anyone signing up for a card will receive a raffle entry too.

Deadline to return prize slips to the library is Tues., April 16. To see a complete list of participating businesses and the deals they are offering, visit


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Justin R. Mitchell

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