When you’re searching for family-friendly activities that don’t cost an arm and a leg, look no further than your neighborhood. In today’s age of “just Google it” or “there’s an app for that” it is easy to overlook your local public library. You remember… it’s the place you used to go as a kid before the internet provided all the answers.
Now it’s time to revisit this treasure chest of education, activities, and services that are totally free. Here are many things you can get for free at your library.
- Check out a BOOK.
- Reserve and enjoy , CDs, DVDs, BluRays and audio books.
- Download ebooks and audiobooks anywhere you are.
- Use the WiFi.
- Use the public computers.
- Renew items online, by phone, or in person.
- Search our extensive online catalog.
- Learn languages fast with interactive, online courses.
- Get help from the ultimate search engine–a librarian.
- Bring the family to a puppet show, movie, or magician
- Bring your child to Family Story Time and meet other parents.
- Take a GED, ASVAB, SAT or civil service practice test.
- Create a resume and apply for jobs online.
- Play board games after-school.
- Update your Facebook page.
- Learn how to navigate the Internet.
- Meet an author.
- Schedule a Library tour tailored to your group or class.
- Find a new recipe.
- Take a computer class.
- Donate your used books to the Friends of the Library
- Introduce your grandchild to the library.
- 1000 books before kindergarten.
- Join the 62+ Club.
- Do free periodical searches through EBSCO database.
- Stay in touch with family far away through email.
- Apply for your medical marijuana license.
- Read a newspaper
- Cool off in air conditioned comfort on a hot sunny day.
The Bottom Line
Obtaining a library card is simple. Visit the library, fill out a card application, present identification and you have instant, free access to a world of information. For more information contact the library at 918-782-4461, or better yet just drop in.