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Read Diverse Books

One way that I've found myself responding to the world's events is a concerted effort to read more books by black authors. https://www.instagram.com/p/CAdw65UHtwJ/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link In addition to books specifically about race (see anti-racist book lists here), I'm craving fiction. I'm planning to use NoveList to help me achieve this goal. Below are a few ways NoveList …

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Libby Interface Now Multilingual!

The Libby app is now available in 10 different languages! With the newest update, Libby's interface will automatically change languages if a users's device is set to one of them. The following are available: EnglishSpanishFrench (Canada)Simplified ChineseTraditional ChineseGermanItalianJapaneseRussianSwedish Please note, this only impacts the language of the app itself. It does not translate book content. …

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Virtual Literary Events

Want to steer patrons towards virtual literary events, but you're not sure where to find them all? Me too. Luckily for us, the Washington Post has come out with their newest virtual events calendar. It tracks events held by bookstores, libraries, festivals, publishers, and authors. Find it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/events/cal?category=263&itid=lk_inline_manual_1 If you know of an event …

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eBooks Temporarily Added to POWER Library

Thanks to EBSCO, Pennsylvania library users now have access to five new (to us) eBook Collections. EBSCO is granting access to these collections through June 30. The following collections are available: Public Library Collection"Give patrons access to high-quality e-books covering a wide range of topics such as self-help, fitness, games, hobbies and cooking. This general …

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Companies Providing Free Services during Coronavirus Outbreak

As libraries and schools close amid Coronavirus concerns, many families are losing their access to internet, education, news, free gathering places, and more. Below is a list of a few companies that are offering services free during our social distancing attempts. If you know of more, please comment on this blog post and I will …

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