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    7 surprising ways the library can save you time, money

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV 11 is working for you this morning. Here are a few surprising ways librarians can save you time and money from Shine from Yahoo!.

    Freebies - Many libraries may have discounted tickets to local attractions like museums or the zoo. Also they almost always have free Wi-Fi and access to manuals, databases, and paid subscription sites like Ancestory.com for free.

    Ebooks are fine-free - Ebooks are a great way to check out a book without having to worry about returning it. When the time is up, you simply lose access to the file.

    Book clubs are easy - Some branches may have book club kits which include eight to 12 copies and a discussion guide. Your group can get a new title every month at no cost. Just return the kit on time!

    Ask them anything - Librarians are full of useful information. They field all kinds of questions all the time, even with the Internet. Some may have a way to get in touch through their website, but you can always go to a branch and ask.

    Latest video games in stock - You'd be surprised, but you can see some of the top name video games in stock at the library. Most of the time you can borrow a video game for three weeks, a TV series for one week, and a movie for a night.

    Call "dibs" on new books - Many libraries will put their online catelog two or three months out which means you can reserve a title before it even hits the shelf.

    Help finding you a job - Libraries have responded to the tough economy by providing assistance for job seekers. Many libraries have job centers and resources you'd normally have to pay for. You can search for a job, polish your resume, and get guidance with job applications.

    (Source: Shine from Yahoo!)

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