When is the last time you walked into your public library? If you can’t remember then now is the time to check it out. Public libraries across the nation are seeing significant increases in usage because people are realizing what a deal visiting the library can be and how easy it is on your wallet. When the economy is good it’s easy to purchase that bestseller to read, and then let it fill up valuable space in your home. Just because there is a recession does not mean you don’t still want to read that book. You just are more aware about extra costs- so why not turn to your local library?
At the Manchester City Library we order books, dvds, and audiobooks months before the publishing world releases them, thus you can place a hold via our online catalog and sit back and wait for us to let you know it’s arrived. You can read all the latest bestsellers, watch all the blockbuster movies and not have to clutter up your home or empty your wallet to do so. The average taxpayer in Manchester paid approximately $37.08 a year for library services in 2008. That’s $3.09 a month! For that you can borrow 5 DVDS and 25 books at a time – worth approximately $520. Want to know exactly how much we are worth to you? Check out the New Hampshire Library Association Library Value Calculator.
We offer free programs for all ages; museum passes for discounted admission fees, and access to free Internet via our public computers or wireless network. And if you are looking for a job we have a new Career Resource section to assist you.
What are you waiting for? Your libraries are open 107 hours a week, nights and weekends included. Stop in and visit us and get the best card in town into your wallet!