…with the new online resources at your local library
Love reading? Your local public library would like to make you a proposal – more free access to ebooks, audiobooks and online learning tools.
Throughout the month of February, the Yukon Public Library (YPL) system will be highlighting these new resources, along with ways for Yukoners to access them, with the New Reasons To Love You Library Campaign.
The new services, which are available to all YPL card holders, have been implemented out of a desire to “modernize” the library, which has seen a shift demand towards more online options in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, says Melissa Yu Schott, Director of Yukon Public Libraries.
“We all love our local libraries. Now more than ever, it is important to find ways for Yukoners to access services from the safety and comfort of their homes,” Minister of Community Services John Streicker said in a recent press release.
YPL will also be holding “Tech Help Tuesdays” to help less device-savvy Yukoners setup and learn how to use the new services on their phone, tablet or laptop, Yu Schott says. Yukoners can drop in or book an in-person appointment at Whitehorse Public Library, or call in or visit their own local library to be connected to someone who can help you. That service is available every Tuesday until the end of February from 11AM to 1 PM.
The campaign also includes the chance to enter a territory-wide draw for a new tablet by submitting — online, via phone, social media or email — one of the many reasons Yukoners have to love their local library’s new services says Yu Schott.
Yukon’s libraries are open to the public during COVID, but spaces and services have been adjusted to accommodate current social distancing guidelines.
To enter the contest or for more information, you reach the library at 867-667-5239 or email [email protected].