Montgomery County Public Library, Pennsylvania Libby Collection

Supporting Your Local Library Digitally During Covid-19

“My library is closed! How will I get books?!”

Here in Montgomery County, PA we are on a 14-day lockdown to stem the spread of Covid-19. Governor Wolf has requested that all non-essential retail and businesses, community centers, and schools close, which includes our public libraries. As an abundance of caution, some libraries in Chester County have also closed, and the Free Library of Philadelphia closed its branches starting March 15 until March 29.

For a lot of us, this time at home means time to catch up on our to-read list! But what if you (or your kids) run out of books to read? What if you didn’t have time to stop by the library before it closed and now you’re stuck with books you already read? What if you don’t like that book you borrowed last week?

I’ve compiled a list of the digital resources from my local Montgomery County library (Royersford Free Public Library, a branch of Norristown Public Library), along with a few from Chester County and the Free Library of Philadelphia, for free access to e-book, audiobooks, and magazines! Using your library’s digital resources is a great way to support your local library during Covid-19. And best of all, these resources are there even when there’s no pandemic! All you need is your library card!

Continue reading “Supporting Your Local Library Digitally During Covid-19”