60 Ways to Use Your Library Card
7. Find love at the library: meet like-minded mates at a library speed dating event or check out a romance novel. Photographer: Daniel Muller.
30. Check out your favorite graphic novel. Photo: Monterey (Calif.) Public Library.
9. Take the kids to a free movie or pick up a DVD to watch together at home. Photo: Lester Public Library, Two Rivers, Wis.
54. Take a fitness class. Photo: Cobb County (Ga.) Library System.
35. Learn how to write a business plan. Photo: Virginia Beach (Va.) Public Library.
43. Take a cooking class. Photo: West Chicago (Ill.) Public Library District.
53. Find a quiet spot, curl up with a good book and enjoy. Photo: Loudoun County (Va.) Public Library.
57. Get growing! Check out seeds to plant in your backyard or community garden. Photo: Pima County (Ariz.) Public Library.
37. Hear a local author reading his/her latest novel or attend a book signing. Photo: Loudoun County (Va.) Public Library.
39. ...then find a quiet spot to plug in your laptop and begin your own novel. Photo: Woodford County (Ky.) Library.
29. Get involved — join your library's Friends group or teen advisory board. Photo: Marshall (Wis.) Community Library.
19. Use a library computer to apply for a job online or study for a certification exam. Photo: Green County (Ky.) Public Library.
56. Find the best resources on how to preserve that photo of your great grandmother. Photo: Iowa State University's Park Library.
10. Attend a family crafts workshop. Photo: San Mateo (Calif.) Public Library. Catrina Hanna, Youth Services Librarian, photographer.
4. Use free Wi-Fi. Almost 91% of public libraries offer wireless Internet access. Photo: Virginia Beach (Va.) Public Library.
1. Download an e-book. Over 75% of libraries offer access to e-books. Photo: Myrtle Grove Middle School in Wilmington, N.C.
59. Check out books in the bookmobile. Photo: Homer Township Public Library, Homer Glen, Ill.
49. Enjoy a concert. Photo: Bozeman (Mont.) Public Library.
31. Trek to another planet in a Sci-Fi novel. Photo: Lexington (Ky.) Public Library.
26. Book a meeting room for your club or community organization. Photo: Marshall (Wis.) Community Library.
33. Learn how to manage your money at a free financial planning seminar. Photo: Lexington (Ky.) Library.
5. Learn to edit digital photos. More than 90% of public libraries offer technology training. Photo: Hedburg Public Library, Janesville, Wis.
28. Spend an hour with a living book. Photo: Atlanta Fulton County (Ga.) Library.
3. Use a computer. 62% of libraries offer the only free computer and Internet access in their communities. Photo: Loudoun County (Va.) Public Library.
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