A great way to boost your physical and mental health is spending a day at one of Ontario’s provincial parks. NPL now has three 2021 day-use vehicle permits that can be borrowed for one week and will provide you with free entry into Algonquin, Killarney, Killbear, and more than 100 beautiful provincial parks. Get ready to spend some time relaxing, exploring, and communing with nature this year.
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We’ve added new titles to our popular Book Club Kits, including The Rose Code by Kate Quinn, an engrossing novel about three female code breakers at England’s Bletchley Park during World War II, and The Four Winds, Kristen Hannah’s tale of one indomitable woman fighting to keep her land in Texas during the Great Depression. Each book club kit has 10 copies of a title and discussion questions. To borrow a kit contact [email protected] or enquire at the Adult Services Information Desk. Discover all of NPL’s book club kits http://bit.ly/bkclubkits
Borrow tools, appliances and more from the Lendery at Newmarket Public Library
Got plans for work around your home but not the right tools? Want to try something new in the kitchen but don’t have the appliance you need? Or do you want to try a new board game for family game night? NPL’s Lendery has tools, appliances, board games, sports equipment, and plenty of other items. Why spend money on something you may only use once when you can borrow it from the NPL’s Lendery. See all the items available http://bit.ly/lendery
Over 3,000 eMagazines now available in OverDrive
There are now over 3,000 eMagazines in OverDrive, many from the RBDigital collection acquired by OverDrive. You’ll find a wide variety of magazines from around the world, among them The Economist (much requested by NPL members). eMagazines are available in many different languages, including Chinese, French, Spanish, and more. Look for OverDrive in our Online Library under eBooks https://bit.ly/2HXQE5M
During the lockdown you can pass some time with a good book and NPL has plenty of those. Choose from thousands of books in whatever format you prefer: print or digital. Our eBook collections can be found in our Online Library under eBooks
https://bit.ly/onlinelibnpl. And you can peruse our catalogue for print books to put on hold for curbside pickup.
If you want help choosing a book don’t forget to fill out our online form What Should I Read Next?
Remote access for Ancestry Library Edition extended again
Once again there’s good news for anyone interested in genealogy, Ancestry Library Edition has extended its remote access until the end of 2021. Until then you can use this great online resource directly from home. Sign into your account and look for the link on the bottom right side of your page to access the database. Please contact us at [email protected] or ASKNPL if you have forgotten your PIN number. http://bit.ly/nplpac
Pressreader™ is a great new service that provides you with 100s of digital publications from around the world. Browse and read newspapers from different countries, and magazines in a wide variety of categories including parenting & family, sports, outdoors, business, music, health & fitness, gaming, and more. With automatic downloads that never expire, easy to use keyword search tools, and instant translation of up to 18 languages so you can read publications from different countries. Stay informed with Pressreader™ in our Online Library under eMagazines and eNewspapers
Choosing the right career path is important, and Career Cruising can help. Find out about careers in business, health care, finance, IT, and much more. Select a job title to learn the level of education you’ll need, how much you can earn, the core tasks involved, and where you can find work. Start cruising for your new career in our Online Library under eResearch, Business and Careers
Now may be the time to learn a new language with Mango Languages. Choose from over 70 languages including English as a Second Language (ESL). Mango lets you learn at your own pace. Kids up to age six can learn too, with Little Pim, a fun way for them to discover words and phrases from 12 different languages. Discover both in our
Online Library under eLearning.
Last spring NPL created the online archive Together In Isolation COVID-19 to serve as a digital time capsule providing a first-hand look at events as they unfold in Newmarket during the pandemic. Since then, many of us are no longer in isolation but we are all still coping with life being affected by the COVID-19 virus. You can play a part in recording history now for future generations. Share your photos with comments or a story about your personal experiences at https://bit.ly/togetherNPL. Look for Together in Isolation (COVID-19) in the column on the left. Thanks to all those who have already participated.
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