How We Use the Library – July 29, 2009

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Advocating for public libraries is an important part of what we do at Tutor.com. In these difficult times, libraries have to spend their valuable resources demonstrating the value they bring to their communities.  We want to help you get the word out.  We have been recapping the ways that Tutor.com employees and tutors benefit from our public libraries.

Here’s how we have been using our public libraries:

Carolann Dematos, Art Director
A few weeks ago my husband was begging me to get his this book by Stephen King called Salem’s Lot.  Now, since I am not a fan of Stephen King I had no idea that this book was published in 1975 – so after three book stores of not finding it I gave up and told him to find a library and borrow it.  This he did right away because this book was ‘so important’ for him and ‘he had to have it and read it immediately’.

Well, as of a few days ago, the book was still sitting unopened on the counter.  As I picked it up to return it to the library – as to avoid a fine – he again swore to me he planned on reading this book.  Then he did something ASTONISHING.  Instead of getting in the car and driving to the library to renew the novel, he went online and click, bang, snap the book was renewed.  I guess I should spend more time at the library.

Jill Musguire, Marketing Director
I reserved two books for my summer reading list: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.

Jennifer Kohn, VP Corporate Communications
I used the Westchester public library system to take out “You’ll Be Sorry” in the hopes that it would help my 3 year old learn not to hit his little brother.  I also took out a few of the Popular Mechanics for Kids DVDs.  My sons love this ten-year old series that features kid reporters out in the field discovering things like “what happens after you flush?,”  “how do you make a compost?” and “how do submarines work?”


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