Wednesday, March 18, 2009

10 Hot Reasons to Visit the Farmington Libraries

10 HOT Reasons to Visit your Library!
1.Search for Jobs. Many libraries have a Career Resource Center that is a good starting point for jobseekers. Collections include test prep guides and resources about career choices, job searching, resume writing, and interviewing. Programs and workshops also take place regularly in some local libraries. we also have an online test database for civil service exams and grad school/college entrance exam help.

2.Update your resume. Apply online. Your local library usually provides print resources for jobseekers as well as free computers to apply for jobs and post resumes online. You can also use word processing and other software for updating your resume or writing cover letters.

3.Learn a new skill. Libraries offer free programs, including classes to help you master basic computer skills (at selected agencies) and workshops. Check out all the choices by searching online program calendars.

4.Connect to Free Internet & WiFi.. Studies conducted in 2008 show American families averaged $40.00 a month for Internet Provider Service. Why not take advantage of the fact that the computers at local libraries offer free access to the Internet? Or, go portable and bring in your laptop. Our library has free WiFi too!

5.Find data. Boost your business. Databases from reliable, respected sources are available at no charge to the public. All you need is your library card!

6.Visit the Business Resource Center. Some libraries contain a Business Resource Center which has information on the management, planning, finance and legal aspects of starting a small business, as well as information on industry and market analysis. Programs and workshops may also be available.

7.Be smart. Get your kids homework help. Students have access to wide a collection of reference materials including dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and atlases at the library. we also have reference librarians to assist you 24/7 at InfoAnyTime.

8."Test-drive" it before buying.. Make sure your purchases work for you, before buying. Borrow for free from the Library's wide variety of books, audiobooks, music on CDs, and DVDs. There's also an amazing range of magazines and newspapers. Check them out and then add up the savings! (According to a study conducted in early 2008, the price of a children's book averaged $21. In 2007, a hardback book for an adult averaged around $26 and soft covers ran anywhere from $15 to $20. Source: School Library Journal, Albert Greco, professor of marketing, Fordham University)

9.Be entertained for free!. Use the Library for a family night out or to pick up a new hobby, such as knitting, gardening, cooking or researching your family tree. Libraries have thousands of free programs for customers of all ages! Storytimes for infants, toddlers and preschoolers-puppet shows-music performances-author visits-even gaming programs! Once school is out, Summer Reading Programs kick in and help to motivate kids and teens to keep on reading.

10.Can't get to the Library? Find it online. Too busy to come in and browse? check out the catalog, place holds, and we will have them waiting for you the next day.
Source:Lexicon Bilingual Resources

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