Digital content has taken the world by storm and continues to increase in usage every day. As people embrace smart phones, tablets, and e-readers as part of their lives, it becomes more convenient to access digital books, audio and video on the go.
The Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library has provided digital content for many years now and continues to develop digital collections collaboratively as a part of the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC). WPLC provides e-books, downloadable audiobooks, and streaming videos via Wisconsin’s Digital Library available at http://dbooks.wplc.info/.
Missed watching Silver Linings Playbook or The King’s Speech? Stream it tonight! Looking for some great books to load up your e-reader for vacation? Download free e-books and audiobooks! Your Kimberly-Little Chute library card gives you FREE access to all of the materials in Wisconsin’s Digital Library.
And here’s more good news – the Digital Library recently added 87 digital magazines to the online collection. Now you can download titles such as HGTV Magazine, Outdoor Life, Taste of Home, The Family Handyman, Martha Stewart Living, The New Yorker, Popular Science, Field & Stream, O Magazine, Fine Gardening, Mental Floss, and many more. The digital magazines work with the OverDrive and Nook apps. More details can be found online at http://tinyurl.com/po49nf5.
While access to digital content continues to grow, the library still recognizes the need for print collections to be developed and sustained. E-content isn’t everyone’s cup of tea & not everyone has access to devices that allow the use of online content. Even more so, some people just love the feel (and yes, even the smell!) of a printed book in their hands. And there is no greater pleasure than sitting with a child in your lap and a book out in front of you as you read and enjoy a fabulous picture book.
Whatever your cup of tea, the library strives to provide materials in a variety of formats so the reader in you is inspired to continue to learn and grow.