Monday, April 23, 2012

Hendry-Glades Library Resources Includes Free Courses

Glades County Library Provides Extra Services To Hendry Residents

MOORE HAVEN, FL. --  The Glades County Library is providing services to Hendry residents including traditional books, internet books, DVD, and CD borrowing privileges, wireless wifi, and and free online courses available through the Heartland Library Cooperative. 

Residents of Hendry County may go to their local library and request a “reciprocal borrow sticker” to be placed on their Hendry County Library card and this will entitle them to privileges at the Glades County Public Library including a Glades library card. 

The resident with a reciprocal sticker must physically come in to the Glades County Library in order to provide the necessary information to be entered into the Glades Library system to receive a Glades library card. 

If you are 18 or over, you only need proof of residence. A picture ID with your current address will do. Or a utility bill in your name will do as well. If you are under 18, you may get a library card however, you will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Come and try the “self checkout” machine at the library. You may check out two books with the self-checkout machine using only your library card.

Now that you have your library card, you can now borrow books, DVDs, CDs or use our wireless computer service with your laptop. Also, there are computers available for your use with your library card.
There are classes available on how to use your Kindle and on how to download books to your Kindle. You can also download books to e-readers other than kindle or to your home computer or laptop. Audio books may also be downloaded.

You can use the computers at the library or, using your Glades County Library card, you can sign up for free courses on line through the Heartland Library Cooperative and do your studies on your own home computer at your leisure and at your own pace. 

There are Universal Classes in 41 different major areas of study. Within each of these areas there are numerous courses in business, pleasure and continuing education. Some of these courses offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for those who need them to maintain licenses or certifications.

-contributed by Austin Moorhouse

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