Gardening and fix-it tools:
Did you know you can borrow gardening tools and do-it-yourself fix-it tools from the library? For a list of libraries that lend out tools go to: https://www.en.wikipdia.org If you have a project at home you need to do, but do not have the tools to do the job, check out your local library. Since 2008 libraries started lending out more than just books.
Lower your Electric bill:
Are you looking for ways to lower your electric bill? The local library can help. No, they will not pay your electric bill for you; however, you can borrow a device that is called an electric usage monitor. It is also called a “Kill-a-Watt,” many libraries loan out dozens of these devices to measure the electricity appliances are using while in use and while they are turned off but still plugged in. You can tell how much energy you will save by unplugging an appliance.
Get the lowest price:
Are you planning on taking a trip, or buying a new TV or car? Your local librarians do research all day so they know how to quickly search for these things and are happy to help you in your search online. They are very fast at it also.
Want a new job or a promotion:
There is a free service at your local library that can help you, for example; they hold classes you can sign up for to improve your skills or you can even learn a second language and the library has resume software you can use.
So much more:
Our libraries today have much more to offer us than we realize. Libraries today are not just about loaning out books any more. There was a time the library was the only place you could find books to read because there was a time only the rich had books and even a library/study in their homes. Now even the small towns and villages have a library. Now you can even borrow e-books, DVD’s, use the internet, take classes and use their computers if you do not own one or yours is in the shop. Libraries even sell or give away books that they have too many copies of. I built up my own home library up that way.