Reference Blog Entries

The High Cost of College

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The cost of higher education in the United States has soared over the past several years.Student within a bubble holding a huge stack of books while juggling I.O.U.s Many students now leave college with a degree and a daunting amount of debt from student loans. Until a solution is found, the best strategy lies in (a) choosing the right college and (b) getting as much financial aid as possible.

Fortunately, helpful resources abound, some provided by the library. Here are just a few to help you address this issue:




      Tips for the College BoundFebruary 23, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30, Lane Road Branch Library

What it’s worth? Find out with Price It! Antiques & Collectibles

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Most of you know that the library offers in-library access to Ancestry, the most-respected genealogy database. Did you know that the library also offers patrons access to a fabulous antiques and collectibles valuation database to price art, antiques, and collectibles from home? Yes, it’s true!

a view of the Price It search screen

Price It! Antiques & Collectibles compiles results from auctions and online retail sales to give you the latest pricing information available—with photos. In addition to checking the value of items, Price It! also offers articles by industry experts on repair, conservation, restoration, finding an appraiser, and specific types of collecting. They’ve also added a directory of 4000 collecting clubs around the world.

If it's books you prefer, we’ve got lots of great options there too. Here are just a few. Stop by the Reference Department and we’d be happy to show you more!