Reference Blog Entries

Halloween Resources

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Have any last minute Halloween questions? We have answers!

Still throwing together a costume or party? Curious about how Halloween has changed over time? Check out our research databases!

Retirement Resources (Part 1) Where Will I Live?

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Is retirement just around the corner for you?  Are you thinking:

  • Where will I live?
  • What will I do?
  • How will I protect my financial assets?
  • How wil I stay healthy and active?

If these questions are on your mind, the library has several resources that will help you.  I will describe them according to topic in four blogs that will appear over the next few weeks.

Databases and e-Reference Books

  • America’s Top-Rated Smaller Cities - provides recent statistics on cities with a population of 95,000 or more; search by city or by region of the country;  each city is ranked according to a wide range of categories including Seniors/Retirement; rankings come from a variety of respected sources such as The National Insurance Crime Bureau, Symantec, Bankers Life and Casualty Company, Sperling’s Best Places, Sporting News, and Forbes; includes extensive demographic data.
  • The Comparative Guide to American Suburbs - ranks the quality of life in 2,888 suburbs of 75 of the largest U. S. metropolitan statistical areas from Akron, Ohio to Worchester, Massachusetts; contains profiles of the cities as well as comparative rankings of each of those cities in categories as diverse as land area, elevation, city taxes, religion and air quality.

Reference Books


You may borrow the following books from the Adult Services Department:


  • AARP
  • Kiplinger’s Retirement Report
  • More

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