By Lauren, Homework Help Center Coordinator
Imagine the library as Grand Central Station: a community hub filled with routes for information, entertainment, and social connections. Visitors might know exactly what train to catch, or they may need a guide to help them reach their destination. Armed with a map or not, it’s difficult not to stop and appreciate the power and beauty of Grand Central, especially as a public resource.
Sometimes, we feel the same about Your Pickerington Public Library. Discover what’s to love and plan your next stop to access your one-stop resource station:
- Check it out
The library provides access to thousands of books and movies, all waiting to be checked out. There’s nothing quite as peaceful — or exciting — as getting lost in rows of yet-to-be-discovered literary adventures. Did you know you can also borrow board games, video games, mobile hotspots, and even nature tools like binoculars and fishing nets?
- Access to the latest publications
Whether it just hit the New York Times Bestseller List or was featured in Oprah’s Book Club, the library has the newest book and movie releases available. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to skip the wait with no-hold Quick Picks, featuring new, high-demand books and films! If you’re tired of hitting a paywall every month for online newspapers, enjoy full online access to The New York Times and Columbus Dispatch. You can also read the latest editions of digital magazines and research big purchases on Consumer Reports.
- Creative inspiration Whether you’re an artist, crafter, home-improvement dreamer, or recipe experimenter, we have the inspiration for you. Join us for a crafting class or take-home project, explore on-demand tutorials on Creativebug, and browse the collection for infinite ideas.
- Education and career resources Maximizing your education shouldn’t be expensive. During the school year, K-12 students can get after–school homework help from library staff and volunteers. With a library card, anyone can access test prep books and online practice tests; our parent-teacher collection of worksheets and lesson plans; and Common Core refresher materials. Looking to boost your resume? Take an online course taught by industry experts or learn a new language.
- Technology tools and support Let us help you stay connected. Visit the library to use a computer, print, copy, and share documents. You can also meet with our technology trainers to brush up on your computer skills; learn how to create an eye-catching resume, reconnect with loved ones over video and social media, fill out government forms online, and more!
Every person has a different train track or destination in mind. This Library Lovers Month (or any other month) rest assured we are here to support you on the journey! Stop in or give us a call to find the perfect route to fit your mood and interests. Visit the library’s Service and E-Branch pages online for a comprehensive list via pickeringtonlibrary.org. Access library services and resources with a Pickerington Public Library card, available by sign up in person or online.