TAVARES -- The Lake County Library System is teaming up with the American Library Association during National Library Card Sign-up Month in September. The goal is to promote the value of library cards and bring attention to the many ways libraries transform communities. Disney’s “The Incredibles” are this year’s honorary chairs, inspiring patrons to “Get a Library Card and Check Out Something Incredible!”
A Lake County library card gives patrons unlimited access to online resources like LearningExpress, which offers educational tutorials on GED, SAT, as well as programs like Microsoft and Photoshop; Pronunciator, with more than 80 languages to learn; AtoZ Databases featuring sales leads, employment research and white pages; Flipster’s digital magazines and Overdrive’s ebooks, audiobooks and streaming movies.
“We give students and job seekers a major advantage in today’s competitive market,” said George Taylor, Lake County’s Office of Library Services Director. “We offer the latest technology, the best resources and some of the most engaging technology classes around. Our libraries serve as fun places for people to enjoy.”
Library cards are free for Lake County residents, and can be obtained at any of 15 libraries countywide. The Lake County Library System hosts more than 300 events and classes each month for children, teens and adults and stocks books, DVDs, CDs, videogames, board games and more to check out. The Leesburg Public Library provides a passport service, while the Astor, Lady Lake, Paisley, and Cooper Memorial libraries each have makerspaces featuring 3D printers, smart-cutting and sewing machines, video equipment and power tools.
The Lake County Library System is dedicated to promoting lifelong learning through a cooperative countywide library system, engaging the community by offering physical and digital content and services critical to education, research and workforce training.
For more information about the Lake County Library System or to find out about future programs, call 352-253-6180, visit your local library, or connect online at http://mylakelibrary.org or www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLLibrary.