Some of our community members have noticed a small bamboo box near the entrance to the library. On this box is a question that changes every few weeks or so. Our most recent question was “What’s your New Year’s resolution?” We were happy to find so many sweet, thoughtful and giving responses, many of which came from the youth. We thought we’d share them with you today! And of course, we have resources available to help you meet your goals – we’ve included several in this post.
“Take a cooking class focused on vegetables, with my husband” (age 55-64)
- Keep an eye out for cooking demonstrations at the library!
- The Library has great cookbooks available. Browse the 641 section in the library, place a hold, or download a book today.
- There may be cooking classes available for free online through Universal Class.
“My New Year’s resolution is to make more friends.” (age 6-14)
- Library programs are a great place to meet new people. Check out our calendar online or stop by the library to pick up a brochure.
“My New Year’s resolution is to have a GPA of 4.0.” (age 6-14)
- The Library offers a place for you to do homework and get help when you get stuck after school. Homework Central meets in the Learning Center during the school year Monday-Thursday from 3:15 – 5:15 pm.
“Clean out garage” (age 65+)
- Once your garage is cleaned out, add some storage and organization! The Library has some great materials to help you plan.
“Make the people I love, feel loved” (age 15-19)
- One of the most highly recommended books on the subject is The Five Love Languages. Although the book is geared towards those in romantic relationships, it has some things that are applicable to other relationships as well.
“MORE time for myself!” (age 20-54)
- The Library has lots of books that will help you pamper yourself to bliss! You can use essential oils and candles to create a relaxing atmosphere as you create art on your fingernails.
- If getting away to nature is what you need we offer great books full of local trails too.
“Be nice, work hard and way (unreadable)” (age 6-14)
“Be more polite and teach my kids manners! :-) ” (age 20-54)
“To be nice and make new friends!! :-) <3 *” (age 6-14)
- Although the library has some wonderful materials on the subject, there are fabulous resources online as well. Check out Spread Kindness, Random Acts of Kindness and The Chopra Center to get started.
“To try to take care of my hair more. To try to get used to my new school. To try to save more money.” (age 6-14)
- You can find some really fun ideas and tutorials for hair care at the library, and on sites like Pinterest and YouTube.
- Saving money can be a challenge for people of any age. The Library has some good materials on saving and investing for children.
“Help my sister improve her grades.” (age 6-14)
- Besides Homework Central (mentioned above), the library also has a guide on homework that covers a variety of topics. You’re sure to find something there that will help your sister improve her grades.
That’s all for today folks. Next time you’re in the library, look for the box and answer the question. Maybe your answer will be featured on our blog or our Facebook page!