Do you want or need to learn a new language? Check the shelves at the Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges. I study Russian, and have been through all the books and tapes and cds on the library shelves. On a drive to Chicago with my Scottie Nasha, we listened to Pimsleur’s Russian lessons (from the library) for about 4,000 miles. I still can barely speak Russian. In fact I think Nasha (means “ours” in Russian) speaks it better than I do, but that’s not the library’s fault. My point? There’s all the help we could ask for right there on our Lincoln Library shelves. And all you need is a library card.
Want to catch up on some movies and don’t have Netflix? Check the shelves at the Lincoln Library. All you need is a library card.
Want to explore your family tree? We have millions of dollars worth of information available for free with your library card. We have, for example, Heritage Quest, an essential collection of material for genealogical and historical research dating back to the 1700s. We also have “Ancestry Library Edition,” one of the most important genealogical collections available, containing census, church, court, immigration records and more. All you need is a library card.
Want to fix your vehicle? For do-it-yourselfers with a library card we have an “on-call mechanic” (Chilton) available 24/7 with repair, maintenance, and service information for the most popular models. One of our librarians reports that a man recently fixed his ailing Saturn with Chilton’s help.
Want to get into college or find a scholarship or create a resume? Our “Testing and Education Reference Center” database has it all, including test prep books, online practice tests, resume builder, and more. You simply need a library card.
Are you brave enough to seek opposing viewpoints? Just go to the library’s “Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center” database. You’ll find resources covering today’s hottest topics, from terrorism to stem cell research to … Well, just take a look. All you need is a library card.
How about the kids? For students from kindergarten through grade five the library has “Kids InfoBits,” with online information from books, magazines, newspapers, maps, charts, images, and more. Use your library card, do a key word search, and the info will be yours (or theirs).
Btw, these last five examples are available online 24/7. You just need the number on your library card to access them all.
There really ARE good things for free in this world! At least in the library.