Resolve to use OPL more in 2022

When making New Year’s resolutions for 2022, don’t forget about OPL! There are so many resources at the library that can help you make good on some of your goals. Here are a few examples of how OPL can help to make 2022 your best year yet!

Read more
Reading is proven to make people happier, less stressed and more empathetic, among other benefits, so it comes as no surprise that people want to spend more time with a good book. Explore staff favorites from 2021 on OPL’s Top Shelf, push yourself out of your reading comfort zone by participating in the 2022 Reading Challenge, or get a group of readers together and start your own book club with OPL’s book club bags!

Get organized
Find tips and tricks for decluttering and cleaning using books about organizing in OPL’s collection. If a calendar would help you organize your schedule, request a 2022 Early Literacy Calendar the next time you stop by a library or schedule a curbside pick-up appointment.

Learn new skills
OPL’s online resource center is full of valuable tools to help learn skills ranging from new languages to family history. Register for a free six-week online class from Gale Courses. New sessions begin January 12, February 9 and March 16. There are also plenty of books that can help you to learn something new.

Eat healthier
OPL offers a variety of books about healthy eating, as well as cookbooks filled with delicious and nutritious meals that can help you to improve your eating habits. You can also sign up for the “Certificate in Food, Nutrition, and Health” class through Gale Courses to help gain a holistic view on food and nutrition.

Save more and spend less
If you haven’t done so already, there’s no time like the present to evaluate your finances and make proactive changes! Focus on your finances by taking in some books on saving money or enroll in one of the personal finance classes on Gale Courses. Utilize OPL’s collection and online resources to save even more. There are some stories, movies and subscriptions that people want to own, but for all the rest, OPL is best!

Whatever 2022 has in store, there are endless ways that OPL can help you to achieve your personal and professional goals. Don’t forget—staff are available to answer questions via AskOPL online chat or over the phone at (402) 444-4800. If you have favorite ways of utilizing your local library, feel free to share a photo or post and tag @OmahaLibrary on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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