Tip for UK parents. Borrowbox! The young un is doing a project on London this week. So I’ve been on my library’s Borrowbox app and have downloaded the Lonely Planet guide. Sumptuous pictures. Easy to navigate. Free. Not all homeschool projects need to involve Google. Books have been carefully put together so research can beContinue reading “Where can I get free books for homework and homeschooling?”
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The joy of accidental reading: how libraries are everything.
Accidental reading. Incidental reading. A chance encounter. A Sliding-Doors moment. It’s getting romantic now. Can you relate? 🥰 And it is romantic! You can meet your very own Mr Darcy this way. You can travel the globe! Or, at the very least, you can decide what to have for tea. Accidental reading can happen anywhere:Continue reading “The joy of accidental reading: how libraries are everything.”
Libraries in Lockdown report: ebook usage increased by 146%.
Wow. Fascinating reading from the Libraries in Lockdown report conducted by Libraries Connected. Ebook usage increased by 146%. That’s amazing. I know that we contributed to the numbers. During lockdown, we downloaded Borrowbox onto our devices and were thrilled by the selection of ebooks and e-audiobooks available. And, remember, the authors of the books youContinue reading “Libraries in Lockdown report: ebook usage increased by 146%.”
Five top tips for getting the most out of your library.
5️⃣ Top tips for getting the most out of your library. 📚 1. Non-fiction. I look longingly at hardback non-fiction in bookshop windows but talk myself out of £15+ purchases. Library non-fiction is a great way to try before you buy.* 2. Maps. During lockdown, I was keen to find new walking routes. Google doesn’tContinue reading “Five top tips for getting the most out of your library.”
Do authors get paid when their books are borrowed from libraries? Yes!
❓ Did you know that when you borrow library books, you’re still contributing to an author’s income — whether that’s a physical copy of a book or an ebook/audiobook through services such as Borrowbox. (Excellent, btw!) I’m talking specifically about the UK here, but there may be similar schemes in other countries. It’s worth checkingContinue reading “Do authors get paid when their books are borrowed from libraries? Yes!”