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New Year's Resolution Game 2019: You've Got This. And We Can Help.

2019: You've Got This. And We Can Help.

Did you know a third of people who make New Year’s resolutions don’t keep them past January? We asked our readers what they want to accomplish in 2019 and matched them with free library resources to get there. Because, this year, we’re determined to make the goal–but not break the bank.

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Never Buy a Lemon Again

When I was a sophomore in high school, a friend got the birthday gift every 16-year-old dreams of: a brand new car! I’m not ashamed to admit that it sparked a bit of jealousy when I saw it next to the beat up ‘72 Volkswagen Super Beetle—that’s the luxury version of the classic Beetle—on which my own parents had spent a grand total of $1,700. 

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Parents, Launch an Early Love of Learning and Technology

Like many parents, I experience pangs of guilt when I can’t tear my kids away from screens. Sometimes I ease that guilt by telling myself they might be learning something while watching inane Minecraft videos on the laptop or playing Angry Birds on my phone for the umpteenth time. But now that the library has Launchpads, parents can be confident that tablet time is indeed educational.