There is a lot more than just books at EVPL!

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Confessions of a Book Lover Who Didn't Know How Awesome EVPL Is

I've always been a fan of reading, but over the last year, I've really amped up how much I'm reading.  There is nothing like curling up in bed with a good book when you settle in for the night, and it's become part of my nightly routine. Since I've been reading a lot more recently, I was spending a ton of money on books, then I got a Kindle and was spending way too much money on digital books as well.  So I decided to get a library card, and I was shocked when I realized just how much our local library system has to offer.

Photo by Trnava University on Unsplash
Photo by Trnava University on Unsplash

For instance, did you know you can borrow digital books for your Kindle through the Evansville-Vanderburgh Public Library?  I had NO idea! You can also borrow audiobooks, and I love a good audiobook. So I went and got my library card, checked out a book, and quickly downloaded the Libby app, and it opened a whole new world to me.  I felt so ashamed that I didn't know this sooner! But now that I know, I HAD to share this with you!

More Free Things You May Not Know EVPL Offers

Along with books and other media, did you know the EVPL also has a "Library of Things?"  The Library of Things is just what it sounds like, a place where you can borrow "things"  like cake pans, themed cake pans, instruments, craft supplies, tools, gardening equipment, games, and much more. I mean come ON what else can you ask for from the library?

Google Maps/Canva
Google Maps/Canva

Recently EVPL took to Facebook to share 15 free services that you may not realize the library offers, and I was shocked, I didn't know they offered all of this. According to EVPL's post:

5 services you can access for FREE with your EVPL card:
: eBooks, magazines, audiobooks, and more on Libby:
: Music, comics, TV, and more on hoopla:
: Movies on Kanopy:
: eComics and Graphic Novels from Comics Plus:
: Consumer Reports:
: Creativebug Classes:
‍: Test and skills prep from Brainfuse Adult Learning Center:
: Genealogy resources from Ancestry Library Edition:
‍: Online learning including Tutor. com:
: Newspapers from around the world:
: Birds of the World -
: Kids' books on TumbleBooks -
: Auto Repair Source:
⚖️: Gale Legal Forms:
: New York Times Games and Cooking -
: Library of Things - cake pans, musical instruments, cultural passes, STEM kits, and more!:

I'm legitimately ashamed that I haven't been utilizing our public library system more, but you can bet the next time I need to repair something and need a tool that I don't own, or want to check out an audiobook, I'll be looking at EVPL before I do anything!

EVPL is truly an incredible resource in the community.

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