Tuesday, April 14, 2009

It's National Library Week

It's National Library Week! This annual celebration has focused on the contributions of our nation's libraries for 51 years. Despite what some people may think, many people still visit public libraries regularly. The library of today may look a little different from the one that you visited as a child but it still offers a wealth of valuable, free services. People are always looking for ways to cut costs and some of the best bargains can be found at your library.

Let us surprise you...
  • We are more than just books...although we have nearly 70,000 fiction and non-fiction volumes for all ages and tastes on our shelves.
  • We have the latest movies, TV shows and documentaries on DVD (and video).
  • We have 8 high-speed Internet workstations, 2 word-processors and 3 computer homework stations (for children 12 and under) for public use at no charge.
  • Bring your laptop with you and connect to the Internet...for free!
  • We have more than 3,000 audio-books including titles for children.
  • Your library card is free (for Westmoreland County residents) and can be used at 20 public libraries in our county.
  • You can open and manage your own online library account. Search for, reserve & renew library materials online. Sign up for e-mail reminders. Even pay fines online with your credit card.
  • We have quick access to an additional 1,000,000 titles through our online catalogs and daily delivery services from other county libraries.
Don't forget to stop in and visit us this week!

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