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Are you a small business owner looking to market your product or service in the most cost-effective way? Are you an entrepreneur who would like to identify local business opportunities? Maybe you are a student researching business executives, or someone who dabbles in the stock market looking for more information about a potential investment.
You’ll find all of these answers on the library’s newest digital research tool, ReferenceUSA, a powerful big data resource that grants access to continuously updated business and residential information in the U.S. and Canada for research, marketing, job seeking and more.
Local small business owners and marketing professionals can get a leg up and optimize marketing prospects using the continuously updated data on ReferenceUSA, as well as the site’s sophisticated mapping tool that lets you identify potential customers.
Beyond the marketing and business possibilities, ReferenceUSA is also a valuable tool for general research, such as locating individuals or information about healthcare professionals.
To access the site through Bethlehem Public Library, visit www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org and click on the “Research” tab. On the research page, you’ll find ReferenceUSA listed in alphabetical order.
The service is free for anyone to use on-site at the library, where the data collected can be downloaded and saved. Bethlehem patrons can also access the site remotely using a library card.
The library will be closed Sunday, April 1, for the Easter holiday. Regular hours resume Monday, April 2, at 9 a.m.
We’re open online all the time at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org
Pet a Porter
Project Runway at the library is back, and this time, participants will use their sewing and crafting skills to create an outfit for their pet (or stuffed animal).
On Wednesday, April 4, learn to use a sewing pattern and brush up on sewing machine basics from 10:30 a.m.-noon OR 2:30-4 p.m.
On Friday, May 11, from 4-4:45 p.m., find out how to make fun duct tape accessories.
You can get last minute help with your projects on Monday, May 14, from 7-8 p.m.
Stop by for one or all of the work sessions, or just be a part of the final Pet Fashion Show on the Green Sunday, May 20. (Fashion show participants will need to sign up at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.)
For guidelines or additional information, email tori@bplteens or cathy@bplkids.
All ages welcome.
Spring break at the library
Spring break week is a busy time at the library! You can pick up a schedule in the library or by visiting bethlehempubliclibrary.org.