Growing up in a small farming town in Southern California where the elementary school library doubled as the local library, I quickly learned that it provided the nearest form of free entertainment. I soon became one of the youngest members of “friends of the library”. Today I look to libraries not only as a form of free entertainment but also as a place to obtain free education.
Most people see libraries as being obsolete, but in these hard economic times we should see libraries as a way to continue to educate ourselves and a path to a better way of life. It’s a service that we all pay for; why not use it to our advantage.
There are seven libraries in the St. Petersburg area offering a wide range of programs. Their adult program is currently offering a job hunting series that encompasses, effective resume writing, maximizing your job search, and the use of social media as a networking tool.
In honor of African- American History Month two local libraries are offering a film showing and book discussion on A Prince Among Slaves.
If time is an issues why not stop by and checkout a few books such as 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, Resume Writing Made Easy or 151 Quick Ideas for Start-up Entrepreneurs.
A complete list of library locations, hours and all program offerings can be found online. I encourage everyone to take advantage of what your local library has to offer and never stop learning.