Children celebrating their fifth birthdays in September are invited to a Happy Library Card Birthday Party at the Whitmore Library.

The party, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m., will allow children to learn about book care and how libraries work. Children also will participate in crafts, games, singing and story time and will receive their own library card."A library card is the best gift you'll ever give your child - it's guaranteed for a lifetime of learning and enjoyment," said Janell Mattheus, a children's librarian at Whitmore.

Parents planning to attend with their children should register in advance by calling 943-4636. The library is located at 2197 E. 70th South in Salt Lake County.