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Devin from Marketing January 31, 2020, 11:30 AM

Start Your Library Resolution with These Services

Many of us feel pressure to keep up with digital time wasters—the apps and social media platforms that we maybe spend a bit too much mental energy on. It's not that they are necessarily bad in small doses, but many of us don't feel great after scrolling through Facebook rants or Instagram stories for hours and hours.

That's why we put together this list of library services you can use to replace that wasted screen time. Next time you find yourself overwhelmed or searching for something more fulfilling, open up one of these services, learn something new, and give yourself quality time. All you need to get started is your Regina Public Library card.

PressReader

Get an endless stream of top news stories to read, discuss, and share. PressReader includes full access to publications like Leader-Post, The Globe and Mail, and much more.

Kanopy

Stream the best movies, classic films, world cinema, and documentaries for free with almost any device. This service also offers educational programs like The Great Courses for learning new skills.

RBdigital Magazines

Get full-color digital magazines any time, anywhere, on almost any device. Get National Geographic, Popular Science, The Economist, Cosmopolitan, Living, and many other publications.

hoopla

hoopla brings you instant access to thousands of movies, television shows, music, eAudiobooks, eBooks, graphic novels, and comics.

Lynda

Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills with online video tutorials taught by recognized industry professionals. Want to learn photography? Computer skills? Upgrade your resume? Learn through Lynda!

OverDrive (Libby)

Books, books, books and more books! The best part about getting eBooks through services like this? No late fees and returns are automatic. 

TumbleBook

This one is great for the kids! Access animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, and eBooks and graphic novels for children. TumbleBook Library also has National Geographic videos, and books in French and Spanish. 

There are countless other applications you can access with your library card. Click here to check out the many other digital services you can get.

 

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Devin from Marketing

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