What can Chelsea Public Library offer you?

The Chelsea Public Library offers Flipster as an e-magazine resource for library card holders. (Contributed)

The Chelsea Public Library offers Flipster as an e-magazine resource for library card holders. (Contributed)

By DANA POLK /GUEST COLUMNIST

The Chelsea Public Library may be small, but we have a great collection of resources for you.

A lot of our resources are made possible because all of the libraries partner together with Harrison Regional Library as our hub to provide the resources.

Through the Shelby County Libraries website at Shelbycounty-al.org you can access programs like: Car repair manual, Heritage quest (a good starting point for genealogy research), Homework Help (one on one homework help through your computer), learning express (a site for practice tests from elementary to college to civil exams) and Tuition Funding Source to help find scholarships and other possibilities for funding college.

Do you need a suggestion for your next book or just trying to find a read-alike?

Click on Novelist to help research your next read.

There is one for children’s books also.

Overdrive is great for your e-book and e-audio needs.

If you visit Chelsealibraryonline.com you will find a couple of additional resources.

I love to read magazines and know that a lot of you do also.

We offer Flipster as our e-magazine resource. All you need is a library card and a computer or tablet.

There are 30 magazines to browse through with three specifically for kids.

We offer magazines on exercise, food, crafting, cars, trucks, dogs and others.

For kids we have Cobblestone (history), Odyssey (science) and Faces (cultures).

Also through the Chelsea Library website is OneClickDigital. This is another resource for e-books and e-audio.

In the future look for our Summer Reading program to begin in June.

Our toddler reading program, the Tot Spot, is a weekly program on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

We will also begin planning Basic Computer classes to begin in the fall. Do you need an exam proctored? We can help you.

Do you want to learn to crochet or knit? We can help.

Let us know what you need and we will do our best. If we can’t help we will try to find someone who can.

Don’t forget about the Alabama Virtual Library (avl.lib.al.us).

This amazing resource is made possible through funding from the state.

Please take a few moment to write, call or email your representatives to let them know how important the library is to you and your family and community.

The library is here for you. Please let us know how we can help you.

We might not be able to provide a service right away, but we will definitely look into it and see what we can do.