Library is convenient for many reasons

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Did you know that September is Library Card Sign-up Month?

This September, get the most important school supply of all ñ a library card.

Reading reduces stress, helps children develop skills for lifelong success and can even improve life expectancy.

Olds Municipal Library has a variety of programs and resources for all ages. Our offerings include free children’s programs, a 24-7 e-library and award-winning cyber seniors programming.

Every day we help people connect with the global community with our free computer lab. Plus, we have a dedicated team of librarians who can help you pick your next great read.

Some of our hidden features include a digital membership to thousands of daily newspapers worldwide.

We have technology loans ranging from iPads to pedometers to help make your life better.

And, thanks to Me Libraries, you can travel Alberta with a single library card and borrow materials almost anywhere.

Many people are surprised to learn that you can check out a book, DVD or audio book while you’re on vacation in Jasper and return it locally in Olds; talk about a convenient library card.

Recommended reads

Nan suggests reading The Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith. It’s historical fiction, fusing the legacy of a Dutch painter from the Golden Age to 1950s New York and contemporary Sydney, Australia.

Lesley read Hunger by Roxane Gay and said, “the book made me look at my perspective on body image in a new light. You never know someone’s story.”

Lisa picked up Fiona Barton’s second novel entitled The Child and was excited to read it.

“I was hooked to see where this cold case story went. The ending did not disappoint, with a conclusion that I was not anticipating. This was a book I had to read in one sitting.”

– Nischuk is a marketing coordinator at the Olds Municipal Library.

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