The Affordable Care Act is changing health insurance in important ways in 2014. HealthCare.gov was created to provide information on health insurance. Starting in October, HealthCare.gov will be the home of the Health Insurance Marketplace, which will allow residents to find, compare, and purchase health coverage.
ExpressSOS, a new program from the Secretary of State, aims to connect Michigan residents with easy-to-use Secretary of State online services at ExpressSOS.com. Supported by the Michigan Library Cooperatives, the Library of Michigan and the Michigan Library Association, the new program allows Michigan residents to renew standard driver's licenses, change their address, and more, without having to visit a branch office.
The Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program is back, and better than ever! In addition to providing free or discounted admission to cultural and historical attractions across the state, this year the MAP program has added access to Michigan State recreation areas, parks, historic sites and campgrounds as well!
Library patrons can use their card online to print a pass, either at home or the library, to one of the almost 400 participating institutions on the MAP website. The MAP program is designed to enhance the learning experience for users of all ages through books and other library materials. Each pass will offer complimentary or reduced price admission, discounts in the museum gift shops or other exclusive offers for MAP pass holders, for the duration of one week from the date printed.
Participating cultural partners include the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Howell Nature Center, Sea Life Aquarium, the Michigan Philharmonic, Yankee Air Museum and many others. For a complete list, visit the MAP website.
CPL is excited to offer the Tickets & More program with The Library Network and the Detroit Zoo. Through the Tickets & More program, you can purchase discounted admission tickets to the Detroit Zoo, and save on discounted memberships and dining. You can even purchase a pre-paid parking voucher. The discounted offers are updated at intervals throughout the year, in an effort to keep the program fresh.
CPL is committed to protecting the environment, especially locally. For tips and local resources, check out the Canton Green Pages:
- Local Recycling information
- Tips for buying green
- Kill-a-Watt Energy Meters — save by unplugging some appliances
Access tax forms and instructions for state and federal taxes.
Whether you are looking for a new job or considering changing careers, the library can help! In addition to the great internet resources listed here, the library has many books on resumes and cover letters as well as interviewing tips.