10 Ways the Library Can Help Your New Year’s Resolutions Come True
Looking to expand your horizons and gain a greater global and cultural understanding this year? Learning a language just might be for you! The Fairfax County Public Library is glad to provide FREE language learning services through partnership with Mango Languages. (We’ve tried it! It’s easy, effective and fun!)
2. Read more
The average American reads 12 books a year. Aim to break the average or make your own goal, but regardless read more! The possibilities are endless with the library catalog at your fingertips.
3. Connect with your family & learn more about yourself
Every person is unique, and so is their family. Learn more about your identity by following your family tree with Ancestry.com, FREE in your library branch.
4. Become financially literate
5. Master a subject or skill
Interested in becoming an expert on a species of animal or learning the history of a nation? The library offers numerous academic databases with endless information to quell your thirst for knowledge. Ebsco, ProQuest, and Gale are just a few of your options, as well as Exam Prep.
6. Get hands on
You may be surprised to learn that the library has an auto and engine repair database. Learn an essential life skill and get acquainted with your car today with either Auto Repair Reference Center or Small Engine Repair Reference Center.
7. Be more social & meet new people
The library has hundreds of events per month. Attending these events is an opportunity to meet new faces and make new friends. View offerings here.
8. Challenge yourself
9. Volunteer & give back
Get in the spirit of service by involving yourself with your local branch: volunteer.
10. Advocate for a cause
Lobby for library funding and continue to advocate for your legislators to acknowledge and represent your local library so that all of these resources can continue to be available to the public: advocate here!
No matter what you hope to achieve in 2017, the library is always here to support you and keep you motivated–and these resources are FREE!
Blog by Karenna.