How’s your 2016 resolution coming? Need a little help? Making a new start and changing old habits can be difficult, even for the more fastidious among us. Here are a few ways the library can help you keep up with some of the more popular resolutions:
Lose Weight, Feel Great: If you’re trying for better health and fitness in 2016, begin with our extensive collection of diet and exercise materials, or our digital collection of fitness and well-being materials available through Hoopla and Overdrive.
A Penny Saved: If your resolution is to save more money this year, there is no better place to turn than the library! Find great books, movies, music, even telescopes for free with your library card. Cancel some of those expensive magazine subscriptions and sign up for Zinio, our digital magazine collection that allows you access to over 40 popular magazines for free with your library card. Read them online or download them to your mobile device. Save on your Netflix or Amazon Prime accounts by registering with Hoopla to stream and download movies and TV shows. Need another new way to save? Avoid Wi-Fi and cellular fees and check out our HotSpot Wi-Fi device for free with your library card. Connect your computer or device with 4G Wi-Fi just about anywhere!
Live and Learn: If your resolution is to be more informed in 2016, the library has an excellent line-up of programs for you. Come to the Friday Morning Lecture Series to hear experts discuss critical topics and current events. Or attend a Sunday Journeys presentation and be whisked away by a talk and slide show from world traveler and Chelmsford resident Leon Poirier. Reading more is another great way to improve thinking and stay informed – our book groups encourage a range of reading interests, and our Friday Fiction presentations provide recommendations for what to read next. Check out the event dates for these and any of our programs on our website, and follow the library on Facebook or Twitter to receive library, community and reading related news delivered straight to your timeline.
Give Back: If your resolution is to become more involved in your community, consider volunteering at the library or joining our Friends Group! The Chelmsford Library puts on popular, informative, entertaining programs and events for the community throughout the year – but none of it would be possible without the help of the volunteers, who prepare for and staff the events, or the Friends of the Library that work hard all year fundraising, promoting, and administering the programs. Not only will you become an integral part of the library and the community, but you’ll have fun and meet great people along the way! Start now by calling 978-256-5521, or by visiting our new Get Involved web page.
So bring us your resolutions in the New Year – we look forward to helping you keep them!