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50 Ways to Use Your Library Card


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  1. Check out items to be eligible to win prizes in September
  2. Take a Photography class as a part of Library U in October
  3. Participate in Park Ridge Reads: Destiny of the Republic in October
  4. Choose from more than 35 monthly Storytimes
  5. Plus choose from an additional 15 -20 monthly kid-friendly programs
  6. Join us for (any and all) of our many adult programs
  7. Play Pokémon Go  at the Library
  8. Watch monthly feature and travel films  
  9. Put a book on hold
  10. Hone your job-hunting skills  at a Power Employment workshop
  11. Attend a monthly Low Vision support meeting
  12. Get homework help on
  13. Learn about local history
  14. Meet with a representative from State Senator Murphy's office
  15. Join in three different book discussions per month
  16. Listen to several concerts a month
  17. Practice your skills during monthly open knitting & crocheting nights
  18. Get a free hearing screening
  19. Use our printers  and copiers
  20. Build a 3-D model
  21. Look up all kinds of health information
  22. Plan your next vacation
  23. Register to vote
  24. Catch up on your favorite TV series on DVD or Blu-Ray
  25. Read a newspaper from another city
  26. Borrow an audiobook for your commute
  27. Find a new recipe
  28. Research almost anything with 60 databases
  29. Check out the latest fashion magazine
  30. Give us your ideas for the Library Improvement Plan
  31. Convert your photos and videos to digital format
  32. Trace your family tree
  33. Learn a language online
  34. Suggest a purchase
  35. Ask for a suggested reading list
  36. Volunteer your time
  37. Use the Interlibrary Loan service
  38. Update your technology skills with weekly computer classes
  39. Relax in a quiet spot
  40. Listen to a classical CD
  41. Get discount local museum passes
  42. Join the monthly Friday Morning Coffee Club
  43. Borrow a video game
  44. Learn about financial planning
  45. Take a chair yoga class
  46. Download official forms
  47. Learn how to fix your car
  48. Ask a Librarian for help
  49. Get a tutorial with
  50. Register for a preferred author list
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