Saturday, January 16, 2010

Fulfill Your New Year's Resolutions With Help From the Library

Well, here we are, halfway through January already. As I got a late start to the day, I found myself wondering how everyone's New Year's resolutions are coming along. I started out with a whole list of good intentions including: exercising, reading more books, and being more optimistic. However, somehow I got sidetracked and haven't focused on any of them.

My solution: visit the library. Your local library holds the keys to keeping and fulfilling your New Year's resolutions. Whatever you resolved to do in 2010, the library has resources to help you succeed. The following is a list of the potential resources available to you:

  1. Sign up for a computer class and learn a new skill.
  2. Check out the job hunting resources and update your résumé.
  3. Access the Internet and build your social network. Some libraries even offer free Wi-Fi.
  4. Try a downloadable audiobook or eBook. They are available for check out just like traditional books.
  5. Check out the latest DVDs for popular movies or try a foreign film.
  6. Discover the wide variety of programs for kids from infants to teens.
  7. Learn a new language.
  8. Enjoy a concert.
  9. Taking the ACT, SAT, LSAT or GRE? Explore the test prep materials.
  10. DIYers can check out DVDs for help with their latest home improvement project.
  11. Make new friends by joining a book discussion group.
  12. Sign up for the Winter Reading Program.
These resources and many more are waiting for you today. The best part is that most, if not all, of these resources are free. To find your local library, visit the Public Libraries search page. Good Luck everyone; you can do it!

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