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Life Hack : Sign Up for a Free Library Card & Gain Access to Community Resources

Your local library is a treasure trove of information, resources, and entertainment, all of which are available to you for free. With a library card, you can borrow books, magazines, movies, music, and more. But did you know that your library also offers a wealth of free resources that can help you learn new skills, access information, and improve your life?


Online resources: Many libraries offer online resources that you can access from home or on the go. These may include online databases, e-books, audiobooks, and magazines. Some libraries also offer online courses, language-learning programs, and other educational resources.


Career resources: Your library may offer resources to help you find a job or advance your career. These may include resume-writing workshops, job-search resources, and access to career-related books and magazines.


Business resources: If you’re a business owner or entrepreneur, your library may offer resources to help you start or grow your business. These may include access to market research databases, business planning resources, and workshops on topics such as marketing, accounting, and sales.


Music and art resources: If you’re interested in music or art, your library may offer resources to help you learn and explore these topics. These may include sheet music, art books, instructional DVDs, and access to online music and art databases.


Technology resources: If you need access to technology but can’t afford it, your library may offer resources such as computers, printers, and Wi-Fi. Some libraries also offer technology-related workshops and classes, such as coding classes or how to use popular software programs. Special note for Orange County Residents : The Orange County Library System has established a Wi-Fi hotspot lending system to provide wireless internet access to library users who may otherwise not have access. To find more information about the program or place a wireless hotspot on hold, visit ocls.info.


Children’s resources: Your library is a great place to find resources for children. Many libraries offer children’s books, movies, and audiobooks, as well as educational resources and programs, such as story time and summer reading programs.


Adult education resources: Your library may offer resources to help you improve your literacy, earn a GED, or learn English as a second language. These resources may include classes, tutoring services, and access to educational materials.


Health and wellness resources: Your library may offer resources to help you maintain your health and wellness. These may include access to health-related books and magazines, educational resources on healthy living, and workshops on topics such as mindfulness and stress management.


In conclusion, your local library is much more than just a place to borrow books. It’s a place where you can access a wealth of free resources that can help you learn, grow, and improve your life. Need help getting in contact with your local branch or are you a book lover looking to sign up for the virtual AGPM book club? Please contact adiefenbach@thetreehousefoundation.org for more information.

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