Monday, August 8, 2011

What are your back to school plans?

It's back to school time again. I know, groans from children; cheers from parents. You have school supplies to gather, new shoes and that perfect first day outfit to worry about, but what about the library? Will you be using the library to get ready for school?

How can the library assist with back to school? Let me count the ways:

1. Review material a few weeks before school starts again.
       The library offers free computer access to everything from elementary school review on Learning Express to foreign langauge skill reviews on Mango and Byki language databases. Simply visit our website at and click on Reference and Research on the tab in the menu at the left.

2. Let a good audiobook lull you to sleep early so you can practice that 6 am wake up call.
        You can come in and check out an audiobook or click this link Sign in with your library card, choose an audiobook, and you can listen to it via computer or transfer to your
own MP3 Player. You can even burn some of the audiobooks to CD for convenient use!

3. Finish all that summer reading so you aren't stressed out.
         You can go to our website, search for a book, and click on "REQUEST HOLD". Then put in your library card number and the book will be requested for you. You can also renew books while you are  
signed in. We'll call you when the book is ready to be picked up! Even better, call us at 330.534.3512 and change your notifications to TEXT- we'll text you when your book comes in. No more checking
answering machine- or hoping whomever checked it gives you the message!

4. Re-connect with your friends.
         Has it been a while since you've seen anyone from school? Hang out at the library with them. There are tons of fun things to do, no matter what age you are. The children's room still has plenty of programs going on and the teens meet every Thursday at 3pm. Join the fun!

5. Rebel (a little).
         Ask us about our "Of Misfits and Mayhem: Banned Books Read Out". Enjoy a banned or challenged book while supporting the teen services of the library. A great event for the entire family!

6. thru ....
There are millions of ways the library can help you get back to school. Add a reason of your own in the comment section below!

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