52 Library Card Uses

Learn about local candidates for office:  Number 5 in a series of uses for your library card.

Who you gonna call?
When the elections roll around, you want good information. You want to know who your local candidates are, what your candidates’ records are on the issues, and you want balanced information.
Well, almost any place you look you’re going to find a measure of bias. But don’t get discouraged. The library can help. Our staff can tell you where your polling station is and provide a variety of resources to help you do your research.
They’ll send you to places such as www.factcheck.org, a project of of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, www.vote411.org, an election website launched by the League of Women Voters, and the North Star website, led by the Office of Enterprise Technology.
Your local library may host events at which candidates will debate or discuss their ideas. Local and regional newspapers available at your library will include reports on candidate activities and probably election editorials.
Library staff won’t tell you who to vote for, but they can provide you with valuable tools to help you make your decisions.