Submitted by Crystal Friars
During this time of uncertainty, the Stettler Public Library is still available to serve your library needs.
For any instant updates, please check our social media presence for updates about programming and service changes. But in the meantime, let me tell you about our fabulous e-services that you can access for the comfort of your own home.
CloudLibrary is the ebook service that the Stettler Public Library (thanks to the Parkland Regional Library) has to offer to you with your free library membership. You can download this app to your computer (for Kobo e-readers) or you can install the app on your phone or tablet.
This collection of e-books is constantly growing thanks to a partnership between the Parkland Regional Library and TRAC libraries.
There are all types of genres and books for all ages. The books circulate for three week periods and then disappear when the time is up. No coming to the library to return books and no phone calls for overdue items.
The next e-service that I would like to tell you about is PressReader.
Using the PressReader web site or free app, you have unlimited access to newspapers and magazines from around the world! You can enjoy the Edmonton Journal and then check out newspapers for Norway or Japan. There are 7,365 different publications that you can access from about 52 countries and in about 64 languages. There is something for everyone!
RBDigital is an app that packs a lot of bang for its buck!
This app allows you to access e-audiobooks, e-magazines, and e-comics! Enjoy an audiobook while you are working on your new craft project, or find a new craft project in a magazine issue, or just take the night off and read a comic for the fun of it. You have 21 days to listen to the audiobooks, 30 days to read your comics, and the magazines will remain on your device until deleted.
This might be the time that you can get caught up on the research that you be meaning to do about the new washing machine you need.
Buying a new car or just a new bed, visit the Consumer Reports database found under the Elibrary tab on our web site (spl.prl.ab.ca). This database is full of expert advice, customer ratings, buying ratings and so much more. Be an informed consumer by using the Consumer Reports database.
How about learning a new language?
The Stettler Public Library has a database for that as well! Pronunciator allows you to learn a new language at your own pace. With 163 languages to choose from (including American Sign Language) you can become multilingual and could then watch a foreign film without reading the subtitles.
You can access this resource by visiting the Library’s web site.
The staff at the Stettler Public Library is implementing a new drive-thru option to pick up your material. Call the Library at 403-742-2292 and tell us what material you would like signed out and what time that you will be at the Library to pick the items up. We will then meet you at the front door at the designated time.
This allows you to get your items with limited contact.
Keep up-to-date with Library goings-on by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter. Or just contact us the old-fashioned way by calling us at 403-742-2292.