Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What's in Your Wallet?

We certainly hope you've got the smartest card (your library card) in your wallet!

September is Library Card Sign Up Month but it's more than just getting people to sign up for library cards.  (Although that's important too!)  It's about letting people know all the wonderful services they can have free access to with their library cards.  Here's 25 great services you might not know about:
  1. Download e-magazines from Zinio.
  2. Take high quality, online classes from Gale Courses.
  3. Use the Digital Media Lab to learn, explore, and create digital media.
  4. Download music from Freegal.
  5. Check out a science-themed Go! Kit, which also contains a mini iPad, for you and your child.
  6. Put a book on hold online.
  7. Download e-books.
  8. Use Microsoft Office to build skills.
  9. Use public PCs to create online documents.
  10. Renew your materials online.
  11. Download audiobooks.
  12. Learn a language online.
  13. Sign up for email notification.
  14. Stream classical, folk or world music.
  15. Stream classic theatre productions.
  16. Prepare for the SAT, ASVAB, and more.
  17. Get online auto repair information.
  18. Check Consumer Reports from home.
  19. Use self-service checkout machines.
  20. Pick up a good read.
  21. Borrow materials from libraries around the country.
  22. Find magazine and newspaper articles online.
  23. Search your family history with HeritageQuest Online.
  24. Borrow a Kill-A-Watt kit.
  25. Learn to read online with BookFlix.
Those are just some of our great services but the most important question is...How do you use your library card?  Here's what we've seen so far! 

Want to be in the picture?  Submit a photo telling us what great services you use your library card for!  On Twitter, tweet your picture with #librarycard and @MCPL_Libraries. Or on MCPL's Facebook, send us your picture in a message.
Remember, friends tell friends all the great free services they can get access to with a library card!  Don't have a library card? Get one today! Find out how to get your library card.

Here's one of my favorite services I access with my library card!

Susan M.

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