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What does it mean to be a citizen? Maybe it means being a part of something bigger than yourself 

President John F. Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” A country is not just a government, it is people. When citizens help each other, they are doing something for their country. 

If you become a citizen, you are joining millions of people who take responsibility for each other. Together, we build roads and bridges, educate our children and so much more. Citizenship means being part of a team. 

If you want to explore the idea of citizenship, or if you are working toward becoming a US citizen, check out these books.  

You can also get help studying for the citizenship test through, which is free to library users. Be sure to check out their Test Prep resources for the most up-to-date information.  

You can sign up for a free library card here. If you are new to our eResources, check out these tutorial videos on how to get started.  

Looking for a good book, album, movie or TV show? We’re happy to recommend them to you! Use this Personalized Recommendations form to send us some information about what you like and we’ll curate a list just for you.  

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