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I didn't know I could do that at the library

2014 Year 2014 made from colorful numbers by Artis Rams

You'd be amazed at how many ways the Chattanooga Public Library can help you get things done. From learning new skills so you can get a better job, to saving time and money with free services and programs, your library is on your side to help you be your best. And if promising to use your public library more in 2014 is also on your list of things to do this year, your resolution double-dip is a total win-win. 

Here are just a few suggestions on how the Chattanooga Public Library can help you accomplish your goals. 

1. Add new competitive skills to the resume
You got this. You can take an enormous amount of free courses using our tech education hub, Treehouse.  What do you want to do? Build apps? Self-publish?  Level up on your coding chops​? You know it's a digital library full of courses and projects that you can access free with your library card. 

2. Save money
Good one! Start by streaming your movies, music and audiobooks from hoopla. You guessed it, totally free with your library card. You can also download best-sellers to your eReaders too from here, here, and here. Seriously, your device and your library need to be in a relationship.

3. Help my amazing kid be more excellent
You're the best. Hook that amazing kid up with some online tutoring through the library with BrainfuseAnd be sure to try out a Makeanooga.​

4. Make my first 3D print
Perfect timing because our hours on the 4th floor have expanded to 5 days a week!  Or, bring that amazing kid of yours to The 2nd Floor downtown and he can start his/her own 3D project with teen super-librarians, Justin or Megan. 

5. Read more
Excellent. Why not ask the library's  librarian to help you pick your next book. You can even put it on hold and have it delivered to your branch.

6. Get more involved in my community and neighborhood
Nice! One great place to start is with the Open Chattanooga Brigade.  They need people just like you. 

7. Get out of the house more
We can help with that too! The library has an event calendar filled with great stuff for the whole family from free movies and crafternoons to early literacy workshops and special events featuring the GigCity's artists and entrepreneurs. 

8. Start working on my genealogy project 
The library is your gateway to incredible resources and tools like Genealogy Connect, Heritage Quest and much more.

9. Learn a new language
Get started now with Mango, a free language learning center offered through the library and available with your library card.​

10. Scan my old family photos and letters
Well just bring that box to the library and make high quality scans to preserve and share your treasures. 

11. Start my own blog
The world is waiting!  Learn how to build your own website or blog with free tutorials from Learn4Life and Treehouse. And that's just for starters. You can jump into online tutorials for Photoshop and other powerful self-publishing tools.

12. Save Time
Did you know there is a self-service Driver License Renewal Kiosk at our Eastgate branch available seven days a week? No one likes to deal with the logistics of taking time from work or family to stand in couple of long lines for a few hours. This simple ready-to-use kiosk is the answer. Quick and easy so you can get back to doing other things with your time. 

 

(photo credit: Artis Rams)