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Top Five Virtual Events

The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t stopped Library staff from doing what they love––creating engaging and educational programs for the community! In April, the Library’s programs and services moved online. Programs are shared regularly through YouTube, Zoom, and the Library website. Here are five of the Library’s most popular virtual programs from April and May! Which ones have you enjoyed?

May 28, 2020
At-Home Digital Creativity

Specialized digital creativity software available in Level Up is an invaluable part of your workflow, but when the Library is closed, what do you do when you can't access to it? Here is a list of some of our favorite alternatives to popular Level Up software that you can download and use at home, for free!

May 18, 2020
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Check out these colorful and imaginative picture books to go with this year's Summer Reading program theme, Imagine Your Story.

May 13, 2020
Middle Way House

There was no way to anticipate COVID-19 when the Library implemented the Creating Access for Violence Survivors (CAVS) program in partnership with Middle Way House last summer.

May 13, 2020
Harry Potter Escape Room

Do you love puzzles, magic, or testing your wits against a terrifying foe bent on your destruction? Join the Library for its first-ever digital escape room!

This short, self-guided interactive game of Harry Potter-themed puzzles, duels, and codes is set during book seven of the Harry Potter series. See if you can escape the Snatchers and get your intel to Potterwatch in time for the next broadcast.

May 12, 2020
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Our theme for this year's Summer Reading program is Imagine Your Story, where we hope to revisit classic fairy tales, nursery rhymes, legends, myths, and folktales or imaginative retellings of them! If you like adventurous, magical, fairy tale worlds similar to Ella Enchanted, The Tale of Despereaux, The Land of Stories, or Percy Jackson, you’ll find something to love on this list!

May 11, 2020
eLibrary Resources

Have you been dabbling in ebooks recently? Streaming lots of music and movies? Understandably, the Library’s eLibrary resources have been more popular than ever! Just for fun, below you’ll find the most read eBooks and most watched videos since the physical libraries have been closed. Is this you and your fam? If not, give them a try––they must be good!

May 7, 2020
Vote

The Indiana primary election is just around the corner, June 2. If you are looking for information to help you make your voting decisions, take a look at the election information provided by the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce.

May 6, 2020
 a call for submissions

During this period of social distancing, the Library invites you to contribute to making an online Quaranzine! The Library's Quaranzine is a community-response zine compiling our community's thoughts, feelings, and reactions surrounding the current situation of quarantine, social distancing, and living in these uncertain times.

May 4, 2020
Zoom

Take your next Zoom call from the Library––virtually, of course! For so many people, flattening the curve means finding new ways to connect with friends, family, and coworkers, often through web conferencing.

April 29, 2020
Digital Zines for Quarantine

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has deeply affected the world. During this difficult time of uncertainty and isolation, various communities have stepped up to help individuals out; especially through mutual aid, solidarity, and resource sharing. Whether it is information on safety, dealing with anxiety, or even DIY projects/recipes to keep busy, zines are a valuable resource.

April 28, 2020
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Every year, the Indiana Library Federation runs an award called the Young Hoosier Book Awards. This list focuses on the e-resources of the Middle Grade 2020 - 2021 Nominees.

April 24, 2020