public library useWhat is the one place where you can get free books any day of the week? The library! Of course libraries offer more than just books … there are DVDs, music, special programs, even story times. We’ve rounded up some resources to help those who may not be familiar with – or who are uncomfortable – using your neighborhood library.  We even have some videos about libraries.

Who better than librarians to tell you the way to get the most from your library experience? The title of the article tells you exactly what you’ll find inside!

See also Ideas at the Library

Books Read in Childhood Change Lives by Eva Mitnick @ the ALSC blog

The Children’s Librarian Offers Encouragement by Carrie @ Reading My Library

How to Donate Books to the Library by Steph Shu @ Steph Shu Reads

Making the Most of a Library Visit with a Toddler by Amy @ Literacy Launchpad

More Library Time Specifics by Amy @ Literacy Launchpad

Sharing a Love of reading at the Library by Eva Mitnick @ Eva’s Book Addiction

Struggling to Make Libraries Friendly for Families by Eva Mitnick @ Eva’s Book Addiction

Teaching Children to Use the Library by Amy @ Literacy Launchpad

The Whole Book Approach to Sharing Picture Books by Eva Mitnick @ Eva’s Book Addiction

What Do Libraries Do?: 7 Services Your Public Library (Probably) Offers by Abby Hargreaves @ Book Riot – This is an online, international, card catalog. By typing in a book’s title, you can see what libraries around the world have it – and in what languages!

Worldcat: Your One-Stop Library Catalog – Abby Hargreaves @ Book Riot shows you how to harness the power of this amazing, free resource.