During this period of social distancing, librarians have been working behind the scenes to increase our eBook and eAudiobook collections for readers of all ages and to curate themed Best on Hoopla lists to help you navigate the website. Have a request? You can still use our online form to tell us what you want us to add to the collection!
If you need help finding your PIN number, downloading an app, or setting up your account to use Overdrive/Libby, Hoopla, or RB Digital Magazines, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can give you the information you need by phone or email.
Want to read reviews to decide what to read next? You can read the latest issue of BookPage online. And some publishers are offering some or all of their eBooks free through midsummer.
- Audible has free audio books for kids and teens.
- Epic has an extensive library of digital books for kids under 12.
- The National Emergency Library has a large collection books.
Readers of all ages can sign up for YDL’s Spring Challenge and log the books you read until May 22 to earn digital badges and prizes when the library reopens.
YpsiWrites has services and prompts to keep writers of all ages engaged during this stressful time.
- Volunteers offer one-on-one virtual help with any type of writing, from cover letters to your first work of fiction
- Get tips for journaling and nature writing
- Make a zine with Linette Lao’s fun guide
826michigan also has two challenges to help students keep their writing skills honed.