Onslow promotes library card use
Jan 09, 2013 (The Daily News - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Libraries open up the whole wide world to anyone who has a library card. And anyone who is a county resident can get one.
The following list, compiled with the help of Catherine Memelli, the communications coordinator for the Onslow County Public Library, provides the top 10 reasons to get and keep an Onslow County Library card.
-- Holders can save a lot of money on movies, books, magazines and eBooks.
-- In addition to CDs, DVDs, magazines and newspapers, free Family Film Fridays, computer use, homework help via website, free eBook classes, children and adult programming, author visits and Skype interviews.
-- Free Wi-Fi.
-- Homebound delivery of materials for seniors and patrons who are confined to their homes.
-- Free story times for children and families.
-- Summer Reading all summer long with free programs for all ages with incentives to continue to read while school is out.
-- Access to a plethora of databases, including Tumblebooks (children's animated books), Universal Class (free continuing education online classes) and NCLIVE (online access to eBooks, magazines).
-- Genealogy Room with staff devoted to local history and database usage to Heritage Quest and Ancestry Library. Patrons can also attend genealogy meetings at the main branch in Jacksonville.
-- Free workshops throughout the year, in conjunction with the Foundation Center and CFNC to help educate teens and parents on financial aid options.
-- A Military Family Resource section devoted to active military families and educators who work with these families.
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