Save Money in 2023 With a Library Card

A Lake County Library card opens up a whole world of free resources. Photo credit

In 2023, what can help you save money, kickstart a reading habit, learn a professional skill, and provide you with language-learning software — all without any cost to you? A library card, of course.

Without even leaving the comfort of your own home, a free library card can unlock a whole new world of fun and useful resources. With a library card, patrons can do all the following:

  • Ditch paid audiobook services and use free eAudiobooks, mp3 players, or books on CD. Readers can also access eBooks — or physical books — for free.
  • Avoid rising prices by accessing the library’s apps, physical DVDs, and Wi-Fi hotspots for free.
  • Feed their manga habits without breaking the bank. And why not learn Japanese, while they’re at it?
  • Brush up on their Spanish, learn English, or explore a variety of other languages.
  • Take a class on Skillshare.
  • Access the New York Times digitally without paying for a subscription.
  • Join a book club, creative club, garden club, etc., in person or via Zoom.
  • Take virtual arts and crafts classes at the beginner to advanced level.
  • Borrow a Chromebook.

The possibilities are endless. The California State Library has recorded that 21 million Californians have library cards. From seniors to homeschooling families, the library offers premium, free resources to everyone.

All you need is a Lake County Library card, and library cards are easier to get than ever before. Residents can visit their local library branch, can call their local branch over the phone, or can visit the library website and apply online. The address of the library website is http://library.lakecountyca.gov.

Visit your local branch during September and take advantage of the array of free resources available.

Lakeport Library

1425 N. High Street

Lakeport, CA 95453

(707) 263-8817

Tue 10-5 | Wed 10-7 | Thu-Sat 10-5

Redbud Library (Clearlake)

14785 Burns Valley Rd

Clearlake, CA 95422

(707) 994-5115

Tue 10-5 | Wed 10-7 | Thu-Sat 10-5

Middletown Library

21256 Washington Street

Middletown, CA 95461

(707) 987-3674

Tue-Fri 10-5 | Sat 10-5

Upper Lake Library

310 Second Street

Upper Lake, CA 95485

(707) 275-2049

Tue-Fri 12-5 | Sat 10-3

Visit the Lake County Library Website at http://library.lakecountyca.gov.

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