Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Since you may have some time these days, take a trip back in time with the Prince Rupert Library

The Prince Rupert Library remains CLOSED during this time
of the COVID pandemic, but Prince Rupert residents can still
take advantage of what it has to offer the community

The April Update from the Prince Rupert Library provides for a look at how residents of the region can still connect with the Library which remains closed to the public during these times of COVID.

Among the themes reviewed from this months newsletter have been a heads up on the range of Ebooks and Elearning opportunities available through the Library website.

Library patrons can also check out the Facebook group Have You Read created by Librarian Lou Allison, where fellow readers share some of their favourite books and make recommendations for something that you may find interesting.

You can also learn more about the many online borrowing options available through the Prince Rupert Library with links towards the BC Library to Go program and a wealth of eBooks, audiobooks and much more for computers, tablets and celphones.

The Library also reminds users that the book bins remain locked during the COVID related closure, with patrons asked to hold their materials at home until the Library reopens, adding that any outstanding fines accrued during this period will be waived.

One area of local note worth checking out is the online archive that the Library hosts featuring the historical review of the Prince Rupert Daily News, a project that has so far seen editions up to June of 1954 saved for the ages in digital form.

The collection project is noted as a shared courtesy of Black Press.

The Prince Rupert Library hosts an archive of past editions of the
Prince Rupert Daily News up to 1954 so far, above the news of the day
100 years ago today, April 21, 1920

The project provides a fascinating glance into the past of the community and offers a timely and valuable reminder that all things do pass as time marches forward.

The full April Update can be viewed here.

You can learn more about what the Prince Rupert Library is up to during this COVID period of closure from their website and Facebook page.

More notes on community items of note can be found here.

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