Entries by Anna, Reference & Digital Services Librarian

A Freegal Holiday

With Thanksgiving behind us, Hanukkah drawing to a close, and Kwanzaa, Christmas, and New Year’s  just around the corner, why not celebrate the holidays with some free music from Freegal? If you haven’t heard of Freegal, it’s one of our digital services. It lets you stream or even download DRM-free mp3s of your favorite songs. Once […]

Virtual Library or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Digital

As our doors remain closed, staff at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library are busy at their homes in Chippewa, Bloomer, Eau Claire, Menomonie, and even Spooner, WI, creating online programming, answering reference questions, troubleshooting issues with digital media, connecting with local musicians for an upcoming video series to highlight the artists featured in our […]

Binging with Books

binge-read [binj-rēd] verb The act of reading large amounts of text in a short amount of time The reason you haven’t eaten, bathed, slept, or absorbed sunlight in the twenty-four hours following the release of the conclusion to your favorite series[i] [i] “binge-read.” the EpicReads.com [glos-uh-ree]. Accessed February 24, 2020. https://www.epicreads.com/blog/epic-reads-glossary/ Used in a sentence: […]

Mango Languages

One of Information & Reference staff’s favorite things to do is to connect people to our library’s free digital resources. From Freading to freegal, we love teaching customers how to use these services. And now we have a new service we would love to teach you how to use so you can start learning Shakespearean […]