Five New Year’s Resolutions Your Library Can Help With

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If you’re hoping to be happier, healthier, or more inspired in 2020, your library can help. Here are five ways your library can help you achieve your goals in the new year:

1. Save money

With free access to books, movies, music, and more, your library lets you cut entertainment costs without sacrificing the media you love. Plus, many libraries offer financial literacy resources and programs to help with budgeting, navigating tax season, and other key skills for managing your money. To see how much cash your library can save you in a given year, check out our interactive Library Value Calculator.

2. Eat healthier

Tired of takeout? Your library’s cookbook collection is filled with inspiring recipe ideas to get you excited about cooking more at home; at some libraries, you can also check out specialty kitchen supplies to upgrade your home cooking set-up without breaking the bank. Many libraries also offer cooking lessons, nutrition classes, and even community gardens to help people living in food deserts access fresh, seasonal produce.