Library Resources Currently Available

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While you can't visit the public library, we want to make sure you are able to access our many resources from home! Below are resources, ideas, and more for all ages to do while you are at home.

Quaranzine

The Monona Public Library is collecting and sharing what you all are doing during this unique time in our lives. Click here to fill out this short form and upload something that you’ve created or done! It could be a picture you’ve sketched or painted, a poem you’ve written, a journal entry, a photo of a tree or animal you’ve seen, a recipe that you’ve cooked or baked with, or something else! We will be sharing the submissions in our Quaranzine online publication!
(This probject was inspired by the Arlington Public Library’s Quaranzine project)

Off the Shelf - Let Us Help You
Looking for some new reads? Let us help you find some! We’ve put together some recommendations in a variety of categories for adults and children. Just call the library at 608-222-6127 during our service hours to reserve a few “surprise” titles in specific genres or subject areas. Library staff can also provide active concierge-level service, including reading synopses of available titles. We’re happy to even surprise you with something we think you’ll like! We’ll prepare the items for you to pick up curbside. If you have any questions or more specific requests, please contact Circulation Supervisor Amelia at amelia@mononalibrary.org.

Online Library Resources

If you do not have a library card, you can get an access to a limited-use library account by filling out this short form available here.

eBooks & eAudiobooks are available through OverDrive and the Libby app. Overdrive is web-based, while Libby is an app that can be downloaded to smart phones, tablets, and computers.

Getting started on Libby or Overdrive: When establishing your account, you will have to "Select Library." You should indicate "South Central Library System - LINKcat Libraries", which is the system that Monona Library is a member of. Here is a video introducing you to the Libby service, and another video that walks through the initial process of setting up Libby.  

If you have any questions about Overdrive, Libby, or accessing other digital resources online, please contact Amelia at amelia@mononalibrary.org

*NEW* RBDigital Online Magazines
Read digital magazines from home! Use your library card account and create a free account to access the many titles in RBDigital today! You can read titles such as The Economist, Us Weekly, and more! 

*NEW* Creativebug
Enjoy video classes taught by designers and artists for you to work on projects! Areas include art, sewing, quilting, paper, knitting, food, jewelry, and, of course, stuff for kid!

Ancestry
Normally only available while in the library, you are now available to access Ancestry and research your genealogy from home for a limited time. 

Auto Repair Source
For those of you looking to do your own auto repair or research on auto repair.

Consumer Reports
Make sure you do your research before purchasing those big ticket items. Access to Consumer Reports full database. 

Learning Express
Test prep and tutorial website for all ages. Includes Adult Core skills and Career Preparation.

Transparent Languages
Learn a new language from home! Access to over a hundred different languages to learn. Lessons ranging from basic to advanced.


Children and Family Resources

These resources, including crafting, art, and storytime ideas, can be found here.

Watch for videos on YouTube, such as STEAM including math, science, and crafts; storytimes and book readings; tours; and more.

Online events during the pandemic will be held on Zoom or on the Kids Facebook Group.

Adult Resources

These resources, including information about public health, community services, staying informed & identifying fake news, ideas for staying connected, and learning & entertainment opportunities, can be found here.

Unemployment Resources

We understand that many of you may have questions regarding unemployment during this time. Here are two good resources to help guide you to the answers you seek.

Department of Workforce Development - Unemployment COVID-19 Public Information

UW-Extension - Financial Resources to Help Get Through COVID-19