Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Investigating the LexPubLib

The Lexington Public Library Village Branch
The Lexington Public Library seems to be a great place to learn! It offers a blend of traditional library resources with modern technology. The library houses books ideal for reference and research, including encyclopedias, scholarly journals and articles, many of which are available to read online for free through the website. Not to mention novels of every genre, where every reader can find something to enjoy, and comic books, for readers who prefer fewer words paired with artwork. The Lexington Public Library offers eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more available for digital download. There are a wide variety of computer classes available, from more advanced programs like InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, to Internet Basics, a class designed for those with little to no experience with computers. Here, people with all levels of computer skills can hone their crafts, or simply gain more experience with technology.
As a kid, I always loved reading. I read everything: Magic Treehouse, Dr. Seuss books, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Charlotte's Web, and more. That would not have been possible without the public library's help, both in providing books for me to read, and suggesting others that I might enjoy. The library helps young readers and their parents discover the joys of reading through reading readiness programs and Beanstack,
which provides parents with books and apps for young readers, all suggested by librarians.
Most importantly, the library offers a bilingual homework help center, where I'll be volunteering. I have had some experience tutoring in high school, and my favorite part about it was knowing that what I was doing made a difference. I saw that the student's grades were improving, and it made me so happy. I also have taken five years of Spanish in school, and I would love to be able to converse with native speakers and improve my fluency.
Just looking at the library’s website leaves me with a great first impression and I’m already looking forward to volunteering there. All of the resources available truly shows the Lexington Public Libary's commitment to lifetime learning.

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