52 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.
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