What can I do with a library card?

The Smartest Card Get it. Use it. @ your Library52 Ways to Use Your Library Card

(for each week of the year)

1.Get to know your librarian, the ultimate search engine @ your library®.

2.Browse your favorite Web site(s).

3.Plan your next vacation.

4.Find a list of childcare centers in your area.

5.Learn about local candidates for office.

6.Pick up voter registration information.

7.Reserve the latest mystery.

8.Pick up a video.

9.Listen to a classical CD.

10.Participate in a community forum.

11.Find out how to navigate the Internet.

12.Prepare your resume.

13.Get new ideas for redecorating your house.

14.Get a list of community organizations.

15.Attend a lecture or workshop.

16.Hear a local author reading his/her latest novel.

17.Join a book discussion group.

18.Attend preschool story hour with your child.

19.Get homework help.

20.Look up all kinds of health information.

21.Research the purchase of a new car.

22.Trek to another planet in a Sci-Fi novel.

23.Call the reference desk if you have a question.

24.Research your term paper.

25.Learn about the history of your city or town.

26.Decide which computer to buy using a consumer guide.

27.Check your stock portfolio.

28.Read a newspaper from another country.

29.Borrow an audiobook for your next road trip.

30.Use the library’s resources to start a small business.

31.See a new art exhibit.

32.Volunteer as a literacy tutor.

33.Find a new recipe.

34.Ask for a recommended reading list for your kids.

35.Make photocopies.

36.Get a book from Interlibrary Loan.

37.Enroll your child in a summer reading program.

38.Take a computer class.

39.Hear a poetry reading.

40.Take out the latest fashion magazine.

41.Enjoy a concert.

42.Trace your family tree.

43.Check out a special collection of rare books.

44.Check out a legal question or issue.

45.Find out how to file a consumer complaint.

46.Get nostalgic by looking at old magazines.

47.Borrow some sheet music.

48.Learn how to use a database or computerized catalog.

49.Find the latest romance paperback.

50.Pick up tax forms.

51.Get some Internet training.

52.Find a quiet spot, curl up with a book and enjoy.

Courtesy of the American Library Association

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