9 Ways to Save with your Library Card

September is the perfect time to think about apples, footballs, and Library Cards? Yes, the ninth month of the year is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, and now, it’s easier than ever to obtain one. Simply visit our website or swing by the Library with your current ID to get started. If you live in the City of Eaton Rapids, Eaton Rapids Township, or Hamlin Township, you qualify for a free three-year Eaton Rapids Area District Library Card! While there are hundreds of reasons why you should have a library card, in this post, we’ll focus on just nine of the many ways you can be saving money with your ERADL Card. 

  1. Zoo Passes – Check out a Zoo Pass to get your entire household into Potter Park Zoo for free – parking included.
  2. Tutor.com – Stop paying for test prep guides! Students can use their Library Card to connect with a tutor and take practice quizzes for no cost. 
  3. Mango Languages –  Download the Mango Languages app for free practical conversation skills in over 70 foreign languages. 
  4. Hoopla & OverDrive –  Save money on magazines, audiobooks and ebooks by borrowing these items through our elibraries. 
  5. Consumer Reports – Not sure which appliance to buy? Get access to Consumer Reports articles and rankings for free through our website. 
  6. Michigan Activity Pass – Use your Library Card to get free or discounted entry to more than 360 attractions across the state.
  7. Kanopy – Sick of paying each month for different streaming services? Stream thousands of films for free with your Library Card! 
  8. Library of Things – Try out new hobbies before buying all the expensive equipment! Borrow sewing machines, telescopes, metal detectors, and more from our Library of Things collection.
  9. MeL – If you can’t find a book in our physical or digital libraries, that doesn’t mean you have to buy it!  Thanks to the Michigan eLibrary, you can borrow items from libraries around the state with your ERADL Card. 

These are just a few of the many, many free resources that we have available. Please visit our library website or visit us at 220 South Main Street to find more ways to save with your Library Card.

Please be aware of our updated hours

Our hours are:

Monday, Tuesday and Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm
At the August Library Board Meeting, it was unanimously decided to require masks for anyone inside the building over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status.
We are open to the public at FULL capacity. Access to our computers in the building are limited to 1 hour per day per person. Please be patient as we get our remaining computers from storage and updated for public use.
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