ANGUSalive library services update

ANGUSalive library services still available despite closures

 

PRESS RELEASE

Issued 15 April, 2020

ANGUSalive libraries have launched a comprehensive online and social media offering to help the communities of Angus stay healthy, active and creative at home during these unprecedented times in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

With all ANGUSalive libraries closed, people are reminded that they can still get access to our e-books.  You can use your existing library card number or join ANGUSalive libraries online at https://angus.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/OPAC/JOIN to receive a membership number.  Then either download the RBDigital app or visit https://angus.rbdigitalglobal.com to register an account.  The services are free to use and all people need is a valid library card number and a smart phone or tablet.

The RBDigital app offers eBooks, audiobooks and magazines for free straight away, or even learn a new language.

There’s a book or magazine that appeals to all interests.  Reading can be a wonderful and healthy escape from the stress of everyday life improving mental wellbeing.

ANGUSalive libraries Facebook page also has fun and interactive content with videos, stories and facts to bring the library offering to life, including appearances from our very own Bookbug.  A video from one of our Creative Learning Advisors shows how to make a paper chain snake, to go alongside one of our e-audiobooks, ‘The Snake Who came to Stay by Julia Donaldson’. 

The library team will also be hosting Tech Tuesdays, during which they’ll post information regarding Adult and Junior courses, online resources, challenges to keep kids entertained and general information about keeping safe online and much more. Keep an out for Monday ‘Let’s get Crafty’ craft sessions and Friday Fun with Lego sessions, too.  We would love to see your creations and encourage you to share them with us.  

Adeline Kinsella, Cultural Team Lead for the charity said, “Throughout the current crisis we have been working hard to provide the best service we can. In the past few weeks a number of actions have been taken to ensure that while at home you can still enjoy our service.  You can now join the library online for an unlimited period with access to all our e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines and e-comics.  We have also extended books currently checked out and reserved items.  We are also working hard with our suppliers to extend our online services and resources available to members.  Please ensure you have liked our page so you can keep up-to-date with our services during the current crisis.”

Information on all ANGUSalive’s digital and social media offering while its venues are closed can be found at www.angusalive.scot/at-home  

We look forward to staying connected to our audiences online and hope to be able to welcome visitors back to the libraries again soon.

 

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