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September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

Posted September 05, 2012 in Community Blogs, Clear Lake

Do you have a library card yet?  Do you know someone, a neighbor or friend or family member, who does not have a library card? Have you ever wondered what exactly that little card can get you?

At CLPL, your library card will give you access to our physical collection of books, audiobooks, DVDs, and magazines, but did you also know that with your library card you are able to check out materials from our online “virtual” library as well?  We partner with NEIBORS, a group of local libraries, to offer both e-books and audiobooks that can be downloaded right to your computer or electronic device. We also have a physical collection of music CDs that you can find in our building but don’t forget to check out the offerings on Freegal, a free service where you can download songs from the comfort of your own computer. And don’t forget our weekly and special programs for children, such as Storytime on Fridays and our annual summer reading programs.

This is just a sampling of some of our services!  Come in to the library (or visit our website) to find out more about our online and physical reference offerings that will help you with school and research projects, or our variety of classes, programs, and special events that are designed with you in mind!

Of course there are some services and resources that are available to all people who walk in our doors, regardless of whether or not they hold a library card.  So, for  example, a visitor who is only passing through is still able to log on to one of our public access computers and send a quick email home or sit in one of our comfy chairs and browse through a magazine on the premise, without needing a card.  All this means that we are here to serve you, whoever “you” are.  Please don’t hesitate to let us know how we are doing—we love to hear from our patrons!

Our goal, our mission, here at the Clear Lake Public Library, is to provide for our patrons’ educational and recreational needs.  We are always looking for ways to grow and improve our services because we value our patrons and desire to always be a driving force of intellectual growth in our community.





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