Hey look I’m actually posting a Top Ten Tuesday list on Tuesday. Go me! Today is a freebie day over at The Broke and the Bookish (Click here for their list of Top Ten book to movie adaptations they still need to watch) and as September is National Library Card Sign-up Month I’ve decided to make a list of my Top Ten reasons why everyone needs a library card!
1. It’s Free! Come on everyone likes free stuff. Not only is a card free but it gets you free access to free books, dvds, blu-rays, and magazines. Just bring it back by the due date and there is no charge.
2. Books, Books, and More Books! We have so many books in a wide range of genres and reading levels for you to choose from!
3. Computers! West Baton Rouge Parish Library has over 20 patron computers with internet access for you to use. All you need is your library card number and you’re ready to go! Have your own computer? We have WiFi inside and outside our library building, along with special laptop cubicles that have power outlets built in.
4. Lynda! As in www.lynda.com. It is a great site with thousands of online courses and video tutorials about, all for free! You can take as many courses as you want on different topics such as Business, Education, IT, and much much more. All you need is your library card number and pin!
5. Fun for all ages! Not only do have books for babies, children, teens, and adults, we also have programs for every age. Preschool Storytimes, Teen Anime Clubs, and Adult Computer Class are just some of the fun that we offer here at the library!
6. Homework Help! Homework Louisiana is a free online tutoring site that connects you to a live tutor for help with math, science, social studies, or english! Don’t forget about online databases like World Book Online. Having a library card get all kinds of free resources!
7. Helpful Employees! Need help finding a book on a particular subject? Want a book suggestion? Scared by the dewey decimal system? We are here to help! Library workers want you to find just the right book, so don’t be scared to ask for our help!
8. E-Books! Our Overdrive provides you with tons of free e-books and e-audiobooks to read/listen to on a Nook, Kindle, tablet, or smartphone. Just use your library card number to check out!
9. Bookmobile! For the times you can’t make it to the library you can use your library card on our Bookmobile! Click here to see the schedule of where our bookmobile will be.
10. Because Snoopy says it’s cool!