If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to save money this year, it’s the perfect time to visit your local Kent District Library branch.
“People are increasingly finding that many of the things they pay hard-earned dollars for are already available at the library --- magazines such as Consumer Reports, training from LinkedIn Learning, streaming movie services and more," said Randy Goble, Director of Engagement at KDL. " It adds up to a huge savings.”
If you check out items from the library instead of purchasing them, you can save hundreds of dollars each year. In 2022, patrons who checked out physical items saved an average of $705, while patrons who checked out digital materials saved on average $643.
Enjoy free education and entertainment by attending KDL’s programs for all ages. Learn a new skill by accessing KDL’s free databases (such as LinkedIn Learning, Rosetta Stone, etc.). Save even more by checking out a unique or pricey item from KDL’s Beyond Books collection, including a hotspot, Kill A Watt EZ meter, KDL Sony PlayStation VR Kit and board games. Businesses can utilize free access to legal forms, market research databases and so much more.
Check out a PerkPass for a free visit to local attractions including the Frederik Meijer Gardens. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, public computers, workspace and meeting rooms at all 20 KDL branches. Host a book club for free by checking out a Book Club in a Bag. KDL has something for everyone, and the savings are endless.
Anyone who lives in the KDL service area and would like to get a library card is encouraged to stop by their local branch or visit kdl.org/ecard.