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How libraries benefit communities

September is Library Month. Each week during the month we will feature an article about our local library to help the residents of our community to better understand the services provided. 

In this area of Wisconsin we are fortunate to have a modern library. There are many benefits to the citizens of the community provided by our library.

First and foremost is the ability to check out books, music, movies and books on CD’s. Many of these check out for up to 3 weeks and can be renewed by phone or at a library. There is no charge to obtain a library card and it can be used at any of the approximately fifty libraries in our system in Western Wisconsin. Additionally if the library does not have a copy of what you want it can be ordered from another place in the system and will be delivered to a local library at no charge. There are over a million items within our system. Oftentimes recently published books can be obtained with only a few days wait. You will get a notice when the requested item is ready for pickup.

Our Glenwood City Library provides computers with internet access for doing research and email. They also have copy service for a small fee and scanning documents can be done at no charge. We also have a good selection of children’s books and programs for after school are offered.

In addition to being a safe location for children to learn and interact the library also offers movie nights with popcorn.

There are also opportunities for local people to meet with tutors regarding language and math skills and resume building. 

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