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30 Ways to Use Your Library Card


30 Ways to use your Library Card

1. Find a good book to read!    
2. Play a videogame.  We have games for Ninetendo Wii, xBox 360, and Playstation 3.  
3. Get online homework help.  
4. Download an eBook or audiobook for free.  
5. Trace your family tree.  
6. Use free public computers.  
7. Learn to speak Spanish, Chinese, and more than 40 other languages.  
8. Save money with DIY auto and home repair.  
9. Get help with resumes and job hunting.  
10. Improve your computer skills with a class or one on one session.  
11. Find a list of childcare centers in our area.  
12. Reserve an item.  You can search the catalog and place a hold or suggest a purchase.  
13. Get a recommended reading list for your kids.  
14. Join a book discussion group.  
15. Borrow a museum pass.  
16. Make a photocopy or fax a document.  
17. Ask a librarian for answers via email, text, or chat.  
18. Save money by researching products in Consumer Reports.  
19. Take a trip to the past with our Local History Collection.  
20. Take a look at today's newspaper.  
21. Borrow a NOOK.  
22. Volunteer your time with Friends of the Library.  
23. Scan your documents and photos.  
24. Sign up for a program.  There's something for everyone!  
25. Create legal forms yourself.  
26. Launch your small business.  
27. Earn community service credits.  
28. Research your homework or term paper.  
29. Pick up a DVD.  
30. Find out what's happening in the Longwood community.  

Use free wifi and find a quiet spot to plug in your laptop.

Enroll your child in a summer reading program.

Save money while spending quality time: plan a family afternoon at place that’s free - the library!

Build your young reader’s self esteem by letting her read to a dog at the library.

Get ready for the SAT/ACT, civil service. GED or other standardized exam with online test-prep services.

Bring your child or grandchild to storytime.

Get help with homework.

Help your child develop thier social skills at Parent Toddler Workshop.

Check out your favorite graphic novel or a video game.

Research before you buy. Access Consumer Reports on the library’s website.

Do research for your business and learn how to write a business plan.  

Build a resume online and get it critiqued.

Borrow or download an audio book for your next road trip or commute.

Volunteer as a literacy tutor.

Enjoy a concert.

Use Ancestry and other online tools to research your family tree.

Get fit with health seminars, zumba, yoga or tai chi or exercise videos.

Talk to other book lovers at a library book club.

Go back in time access early newspapers.

Take an online course.

Get help with Facebook and Twitter.

Register for a bus trip.

Get discout train tickets.

Explore the history of the Longwood community.

 Ask the librarian for help.