New Year's Resolutions

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Your most important New Year’s Resolution should be to take advantage of UAPL’s valuable resources to make 2014 your best year yet!

Here are suggested resources based on some of the more popular New Year’s resolutions.  Get your library card ready to access eBooks and Databases in this list, or to request materials from our catalog!

Lose Weight and Get in Shape

Check out UAPL's brand new editions of eBook encyclopedias on nutrition and fitness. Do your research to find the best diet and workout plan for you with these excellent resources:

Learn a New Hobby or Skill

This could be the year that you finally become an expert at knitting, or learn how to paint. Or maybe you are more interested in mastering home repair projects, rather than having to pay someone to fix the leaky sink or landscape your yard. Take a look at our amazing do-it-yourself resources that can help you immensely with these kinds of resolutions:

Volunteer

Find local places to volunteer based on your interests using these recommended websites: 

Save Money and Get on a Budget

 Check out books on personal finance and budgets for ways to make this resolution a reality. Click on the subject links below:

Get a Better Job

Find a career that will make you happy! UAPL's Jobs and Career Research Guide highlights some useful library resources to help get you started on your job search.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Resolve to take better care of the planet. Check out the fun and useful site, Earth911, for ideas of fun ways to reuse things like old t-shirts and cookie boxes, and for their fantastic Recycling Search which helps people find out where to recycle those odd materials, like cell phones, desktop computers, paint, batteries, etc.