Children’s picture book supplements

One aspect of pandemic-era library services that is here to stay is contactless pick-up. Patrons will continue to enjoy the convenience aspect of this kind of service. Many libraries are not only circulating materials this way, but also having take-home crafts and activities for all ages that patrons can pick up and complete at their convenience.

At South Park, we’ve had great success with our “subscription bags” program for children, where staff members choose a selection of books based on a child’s interests. We’ve been including small crafts and activities in these bags as much as we can. A few resources have been helpful in providing activities that go along with books in the collection.

Sourcebooks has put together activity sheets for a number of their picture book titles, focused mostly on children’s, but there are young adult and adult options as well. These can be printed out and included in bags with the appropriate book—an easy and fun way to expand on a title.

There is also a curated list put together by Theme Park Professor that has many Disney-related activity sheets. These can be thrown in with the corresponding movie or picture book versions.

Jeff, South Park

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Libby gets a facelift!

If you’re using the Libby app to access our Overdrive eBook collection, you might have noticed some recent changes. This April, OverDrive has pushed through some updates to Libby to make the app more screen reader compatible. They’ve removed dropdowns and added more quick buttons, plus input some enhancements to tags and wish lists. Take a look at this short video for an overview of Libby’s new look!

Heather Auman
Western Allegheny Community Library

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It’ll Be There for You, ‘Cause It’s There For Me Too

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Struggling to find or gather enough books for book club? Do you have patrons who are still nervous about coming into the library?

Enter “Always Available” on Libby. Here you and patrons can discover a myriad of books, audio, magazines…that can be accessed by all!

Try these top Audiobooks for Adults

Teen Trends

Kiddie Capers

You’re sure to find a little something for all your patrons!

Gabi B. – Robinson Library

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DRC Gale Presents: Udemy Raffle!

The Digital Resources Committee is hosting a raffle from April 19 – 30, 2021!  

What is Udemy, you ask? Gale Presents: Udemy offers more than 6,000 personal and professional development video courses on topics ranging from health and well-being to the Office Suite and digital marketing. 

To be entered into the raffle, watch a Gale Presents: Udemy course – any course – and share a copy of your course completion certificate with us by April 30.  

Once we receive your certificate, you will automatically be entered into the raffle.  

Three Ways to Send Us Your Certificate:  

  1. Take a picture of your certificate on your phone and email it to either Hilary ( or Erin (  
  1. Scan your certificate and send it as an attachment in an email to either Hilary or Erin 
  1. Make a copy of your certificate and send it interlibrary mail to Hilary at CLP – Library Support Center   

Once we receive your certificate, your name will be entered into the raffle.  

We will randomly choose a winner from all entries the week of May 3. 

Raffle Prize: 

A fun collection of office supplies! Who doesn’t love office supplies??  

Want to learn more about the vast digital resources the county offers? Subscribe to the eLibrary Backstage site. 

Questions? Please email Hilary or Erin.  

-Erin Weaver- Bridgeville Public Library

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