National Library Card Signup Month runs Sept. 1-Sept. 30. Getting a library card is free and easy. Just stop by with an ID or a utility bill with your current address. You don’t have to live in Kenton County – anyone who lives in Greater Cincinnati can get a Kenton County Public Library card. Everyone knows you can borrow books from the library with your library card, but did you know there are many other ways to save money with your library card? Here are 12 of them:
- Library of Things – Having a party? Borrow Jenga (Toppling Tower), Croquet or other fun games. Enjoy looking at the stars? We have telescopes. Want to see if Uncle Frank buried the family gold? Borrow a metal detector!
- Empower Tools – Moving? Borrow hand trucks, ratchet strap sets and moving blankets. Doing a home project but don’t have the right tool? Borrow it! Dryer lint trap desperate for a cleaning? Borrow a cleaning removal kit. Have a need for a wheelbarrow or ladder? We’ve got you covered.
- Gale Courses – Take a free interactive, instructor-led course entirely online. Subjects include writing, healthcare, design, business, cryptocurrencies, sign language, weight loss, personal investing, leadership and so much more.
- Creativebug – Learn a new craft or hobby like sewing, baking, beading or book binding by taking a free online class.
- HelpNow – Every parent’s life just got easier! HelpNow provides free online homework help seven days a week.
- Hoopla – Ditch the expensive subscription services and stream movies, music and audiobooks for free through Hoopla with your library card!
- OverDrive – Save money on magazines, audiobooks and ebooks by borrowing these items for free with your library card on Overdrive.
- Legal Forms Database – Get free legal forms for wills, power of attorney, sale of home, leases and more.
- Oral History Kit – Record your family history. The kit includes an Olympus WS-853 Digital Voice Recorder, instructions, and sample interview release forms.
- Mango Languages – Mango is an online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for over 30 different languages.
- Career Navigator – Get help fine-tuning your interviewing skills with a Career Navigator at the library.
- Consumer Reports – Not sure what refrigerator or computer to buy? Get access to Consumer Reports articles and rankings online.
Visit the library website to put items on hold and discover more ways to save with your library card.