Whether it's diet, exercise, health, education, travel or something else entirely, CMRLS (Central Mississippi Regional Library System) libraries provide multiple resources to support any New Year's resolution.
If it is a resolution for weight-loss or simply cultivating a healthier lifestyle, CMRLS libraries can provide what you need to get started: fitness kits from swivel boards to Golds gym kettlebells, as well as aerobic steppers, each adult (over 18 years of age) can check out two fitness kits per library card and can keep them out 4 (four) weeks. Literature, databases as well as internet resources specializing in healthy lifestyles are also available - the CMRLS Virtual Reference Collection as well as MAGNOLIA - a large collection of databases consisting of journals, periodicals, newspapers, reference books, etc. provide an abundance of online resources.
If traveling to a new local is on the itinerary for 2020, mobile travel guides and video documentaries covering details on trips to any destination, national or international, are available upon request.
For those interested in pursuing educational and/or vocational goals this year, a LearningExpress Library features online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help patrons of all ages. It also offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more. Free online resources for ACT prep and others and study guides in CMRLS Libraries: for GMAT, SAT, PRAXIS, NCLEX-RN, MCAT, ACT and GED are available to check out.
With the support of a local library, New Year's resolutions can become more than just an item on a to-do list.
To inquire about resources available locally, contact: Florence Public Library, 115 West Main Street, Florence, 601-845-6032; Richland Public Library, 370 Scarbrough Street, Richland, 601-932-1846 or Pearl Public Library, 2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl, 601-932-2562.