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East Grand Forks resident Michelle Sherette, like many others, uses a computer in East Grand Forks Campbell Library to search for jobs Tuesday. "Thank God for the library; otherwise, I'd have to pay for everything and I just can't right now," she said. (John Stenne/Grand Forks Herald)

Public libraries getting used for more than just checking out books

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EAST GRAND FORKS - Michelle Sherette says she loves her local library.

It's where she checks out new books and DVDs and where she gets help preparing her tax return.

"Now I'm here looking for employment," she said Tuesday afternoon as she searched online job postings in East Grand Forks Campbell Library. "I'm also looking into schools; if I can't find a job where I can support myself and my son, I'll go back to school.

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