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  • TPL is Open Online 24/7!

    March 17, 2020 -

    Get started accessing our online downloadables and resources, all from the comfort of your own home! Grab your library card and click 'Read More' to head to our Digital Services page to begin exploring. 

  • TPL Virtual Book Club

    March 17, 2020 -

    Join our Virtual Book Club on Facebook to share your reading recommendations, your favorite new TV show or movie, a fabulous new recipe or craft you've tried, a funny YouTube video for the club to watch!

  • Your Next 3 Books Adult

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    Wondering what to read next? Looking for something fantastic? Let TPL help you. Take a minute and fill our our Your Next 3 Books form, now for adult readers too! 

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Stuck at home? Try these resources!
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Even though we're not able to see you in person right now, TPL staff are still working hard to provide services to you, our wonderful patrons! Here are some fun services that you might enjoy while hanging out around your house: 

Creativebug
There may be no better resource for these times than Creativebug. This treasure trove of art & craft video classes will keep you busy for weeks, you'll spend this time learning new skills and making cool stuff. 

Mango Languages
You probably won't be traveling any time soon, but why not start preparing for your future vacations? Or maybe you just have some time to finally get around to learning that new language. Mango Languages is free language-learning software that is both interactive and fun with dozens of languages available. Check it out! 

Next Three Books
So you've gotten through your TBR list and want some new titles to try. We've got you covered. Fill out the Next Three Books form with some info about who you are and what you like to read, and a librarian will send you a hand-picked list of three books we think you'll love. All the human interaction with none of the germs! 

Reading Lists
Let's say you aren't as interested in the human interaction part, but you still want those reading recommendations. We get it. Check out our page of recommended reads of every conceivable genre and stay up to date on the books being released in 2020. 

Hoopla Digital
A wealth of entertainment, Hoopla grants patrons instant access to streaming movies, TV shows, ebooks, comics and more. Patrons get 5 free downloads per month, and there are no holds on these titles. 

Overdrive/Libby

Overdrive (or Libby, which is just the streamlined version of the app) has a massive library of eBooks and eAudiobooks which you can download for free using your library card. (Insider tip: Check out their Too Hot To Hold collection for popular titles that are immediately available-- no hold lists!) 

Kanopy
Kanopy has an amazing collection of documentaries-- great for students of all ages who want to keep their minds sharp while stuck at home. Stream movies using your phone, tablet,  AppleTV,  Roku or Chromecast. All titles are instantly available with automatic returns.

RBDigital Magazines
Formerly known as Zinio. Access the latest titles in magazines to your computer, tablet or mobile device. Plus, once you download an issue, it's yours forever! No need to return. 

Nothing here catch your eye? Feel free to browse through this expansive list of resources for all interests.  Stick with us, and you'll never be bored again! 



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