Richland Library’s virtual resources offer new & creative ways to learn

As the state of South Carolina continues to stress the importance of social distancing and implement additional measures to prevent community spread of the coronavirus, Richland Library is preparing new and creative ways to support learning, creating and sharing.

Wi-Fi remains active at our library locations – with the exception of Richland Library Sandhills (763 Fashion Drive). If customers are seeking high-speed internet or broadband services, they can access it from the parking lots of 12 library locations.

Enjoy the digital benefits of a Richland Library card. We are bolstering digital resources, which include:

  • eBooks and eAudiobooks with Overdrive & CloudLibrary
  • eMagazines with RB Digital and Flipster
  • Music with Freegal
  • Movies & TV Shows with hoopla or Kanopy

Don’t forget about reading recommendations on Twitter. #365DaysOfBooks produces daily selections at 10 a.m. while #AskALibrarian generates personalized picks from 12 – 1 p.m., Thursdays. Both of these efforts are focusing on our digital collection as well as tech questions.

For parents, educators, caregivers and homeschoolers, we are providing a Facebook group to access educational resources while sharing tips and tricks. There are also virtual resources, such as Homework Help via Tutor.com and Animated Books, eAudiobooks, and Activities for kids via TumbleBook Library.

In addition, our staff is curating online content, at richlandlibrary.com, in a number of subject areas. Here are a few examples:

  • Stuck at Home?
  • Your Daily Dose of Children’s Authors & Illustrators
  • Virtual Weather Exploration: STEAM Learning for Families
  • Support for Small Businesses

Richland Library is responding to questions via phone, by calling any library location, and online from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Mondays – Fridays. Meanwhile, the latest updates, regarding library operations, are available at richlandlibrary.com or through our social media channels.

 

About Richland Library

Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.