Promote Digital Magazines This Summer!

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Digital Magazines are great for summer road trips, lounging pool side, or sitting at home on a hot afternoon.

Make sure your patrons know how to checkout and read the latest issues of their favorite magazines on their phones on tablets.   

Find editable links to Facebook and Instagram posts and printable posters on the eLibrary Backstage Marketing Materials tab under Social Media Toolkits  

Digital magazine are available on Libby

and hoopla!

– Hilary Lewis, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

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Travel season

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Whether you are looking for inspiration for your next trip or are an armchair traveler, be sure to check out hoopla’s great selection of travel information.

For ebooks, there are thousands of titles available from many of the biggest publishers such as Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, and National Geographic.

There are also many videos to choose from as well.

Happy traveling!

Tracy – Monroeville Public Library

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Stay on Top of Summer Learning this Summer!

Did you know that Allegheny County offers a variety of online resources to help fight the summer slide? has learning games, practice worksheets, and flashcards. You can connect with a live tutor for more help or just drop off a question.  

Check out Mango Languages to brush up on your skills this summer! This eResource offers interactive lessons with both audio and visual elements. 

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BookFlix is a great resource for encouraging young readers. It pairs a non-fiction and fiction children’s book together that have a similar theme. Each book pair comes with a set of educational activities such as sequencing, fact or fiction, and word matching.  

Lastly, don’t forget to sign up for your local library’s summer reading program! It’s another fantastic way to beat the summer slide. 

-Erin Weaver, Bridgeville Public Library

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Exploring Career Opportunities in PA

Assisting patrons with job and career help is an important service offered by libraries. While there is a lot of information available to job seekers, it can be challenging to find information relevant to Pennsylvania residents.

A great place to begin general job searching is with PA CareerLink, which features thousands of positions locally and state-wide.

But what if your helping a student, first time job seeker, or someone switching career fields? Someone who has no idea what careers are even available, yet alone which one is right for them. The Occupational Outlook Handbook can be helpful, but does not provide information based on our local economy.

These local job seekers may find the Pennsylvania Career Guide useful. This informational packet provides an overview of career-related topics including: occupational outlooks specifically related to positions in Pennsylvania, worksheets to help job seekers find which occupational fields might be a good fit, apprentice program opportunities in the Commonwealth, career preparation steps for high school students, resume tips, and more.

Happy career exploration!

Richelle @ Sewickley Public Library

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