Libraries - The Essentials

Libraries house so much more than books. They are a wonderful resource for professional development and learning, and for finding afterschool activities for the kids, researching tutors, tackling home improvement projects and organizing events for the whole family. With the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library, these resources are available anytime from anywhere.

Here are just a few resources available through your local or digital library.

Step up your career.

Get resume help, find examples of cover letters and look up new professional fields with the research tools available at your local library or online resources. The MWR Digital Library includes Career Transitions, which helps service members translate their military experience to civilian jobs, participate in an interview simulation and find job announcements.

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Prepare for a college entrance exam.

If you’re taking an exam or certification of any kind, the library offers plenty of study guides and books on a wide range of topics to help sharpen your test-taking skills. There’s no need to pay for expensive practice tests for college or vocational programs. 

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Get help with homework.

Head to the library for help with homework and school projects. The quiet atmosphere is the perfect location for study groups and you will find plenty of material for research papers. The MWR Digital Library is great tool for homework help for grade-schoolers and provides resources that can help teens with research projects and other school assignments.

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Find after-school activities.

Keep your kids engaged after school courtesy of the library, where they can check out a fun e-book, movie or favorite album. Even for the youngest of children, the library offers reading hours, local authors and playgroups. The MWR Digital Library offers several databases of online periodicals that will feed the interests of kids of all ages for hours on end.

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