This article first appeared in the March 2015 edition of the Greenlee Clarion newsletter.
By Karen Soohy
Do you do your own vehicle maintenance? Do others ask you to help fix their cars? Does your vehicle need work but you hate to pay to take it to a garage? If so, there is a database just for you on the Greenlee County Library website at www.greenleelibraries.org. Click the Statewide Database link on the left and find the Chilton Library link.
The Chilton Library provides specific vehicle information including maintenance and specification tables. It provides you with step-by-step service and repair procedures as well as diagrams to help you troubleshoot problems. Illustrations, close up photographs and wiring diagrams are on this site as well. If you are planning to take certification exams, there are ASE test prep questions. And you can print out any materials you want very easily.
The site is very easy to use. Choose the year, make and model of the vehicle and the next screen will give you options of Maintenance, Repair, Bulletins and Recalls, and Labor Estimating. The ASE Test Prep is also available from any of these screens.
The Chilton Library is full of information for vehicle maintenance. The libraries encourage you to use this FREE service and share this information with others who may be interested.
The Greenlee County Library System and the Safford City-Graham County Library also promote a program called the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. You can find a link to this program in the center of the Greenlee County Library page. If you have a child, birth to age 5, the program will send them a FREE book every month and all you have to do is register them.
This program was begun by Dolly Parton in 2001. This program is an amazing opportunity to get books into the hands of young children to develop the love of reading at a young age. You can apply on line or by picking up a brochure at any of your public libraries in the county.
Don't forget to stop by your library to use Ancestry.com which is free on the computers in the library building.
Library Quote: "One rainy Sunday when I was in the third grade, I picked up a book to look at the pictures and discovered that even though I did not want to, I was reading. I have been a reader ever since." ~