Vacations and the Library
August 11, 2011
I have had the pleasure of doing some extensive traveling over the past year. Last fall, my husband and I enjoyed a trip to Washington D.C. and Gettysburg. This summer brought short trips with kids and grandkids. In July, I was able to visit the beauty of northern Michigan including Mackinac Island. When planning these trips, I learned a lot about activities and attractions at my destinations by using resources available at the library. The library has an extensive collection of books on various locations, so a trip to the library before leaving town can maximize your vacation experience.
This also brought to mind MCPL resources available to those visiting the Kansas City area. One example is a temporary internet card. Travelers may need to use a computer to print a boarding pass or just check email. They are welcome to come to the library, apply for and receive a card for internet use only. Other visitors often come to the libraries for information or directions. The Midwest Genealogy Center is a very popular location for those wishing to pursue family history.
So remember to keep the library in mind if you have visitors or are planning a trip for yourself. There are many resources available to help make the vacation the best it can be.
Jean Ann G.
Lone Jack Branch