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Read, Watch, Browse, at Home; for FREE!

Dec 31, 2020 02:10PM ● By Michele Taranto

During these times of social distancing and quarantining, the Morrill Memorial Library has great opportunities to keep you entertained all winter. Their hours for browsing and limited services are Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., (8:30 -9:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays for seniors and at-risk individuals) and curbside pick-up for orders Monday-Saturday, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

For those looking for in-home or streaming solutions, there are many ways to enjoy books, movies, and magazines right in the comfort of your own home! 

Hoopla

Hoopla provides Norwood residents free easy access to stream and temporarily download thousands of movies, TV shows, music albums, audiobooks, e-books, and comics. There is no waiting list or reserve process for these titles, and no late fees.

Tips to get started with Hoopla:

You'll need a valid library card and an email address.

Everyone can borrow up to 10 titles per month, and each title will list the exact borrowing time period.

It is recommended to download the hoopla digital app from the iTunes app store or Android market so you can download content on you smartphone or tablet and take it with you.

You can stream content directly to your home computer.

Visit hoopladigital.com and Sign Up to get started!

Have questions? Ask Brian DeFelice, the Technology Librarian, or Liz Reed, Adult Services Librarian, 781-463-0138.

Libby

Libby is a downloadable application that allows Morrill Library cardholders to listen to audiobooks or read e-books on their phone or tablet. You can use your library card to log-in and check-out books like you would with the Libby app. Some popular titles may require you to be put on a waiting list.

Tips to get started with Libby:

You'll need a valid library card and an email address.

Everyone can borrow up to 10 titles per month, and each title will list the exact borrowing time period. If you're also using the Overdrive app, be aware that you get 10 borrows per month between both apps, since they give you access to the same service.

It is recommended to download the Libby app from the iTunes app store or Android market so you can download content on you smartphone or tablet and take it with you.

Download the app, or visit the Libby app website and Sign Up to get started!

Have questions? Ask Brian DeFelice, the Technology Librarian, or Liz Reed, Adult Services Librarian, 781-463-0138.

Overdrive

 The Overdrive app offers the same services that the Libby app offers, but Overdrive allows for streaming video, which currently, Libby does not. The Overdrive app and the Libby app are both produced by Overdrive the company; Libby is their newer release and Overdrive is their older app. 

Tips to get started with Overdrive:

You'll need a valid library card and an email address.

Everyone can borrow up to 10 titles per month, and each title will list the exact borrowing time period. If you're also using the Libby app, be aware that you get 10 borrows per month between both apps, since they give you access to the same service.

You can get the Overdrive app from the iTunes app store or Android market to download content on you smartphone or tablet and take it with you.

Download the app, or visit the Overdrive website and Sign Up to get started!

Have questions? Ask Brian DeFelice, the Technology Librarian, or Liz Reed, Adult Services Librarian, 781-463-0138.

Streaming Video On Demand

RB Digital offers an amazing selection of  streaming video services for Norwood residents  to enjoy! Get access to the best in British television, Spanish Language programming, Independent films, and much more. When you are ready to start watching, grab your library card, set up your account, and enjoy!

What you will need:

- library card

- email address

- internet connection 

How it works:

When you select a streaming service by clicking on one of the pictures below, you will be prompted to enter your library card number. Then you will be brought to the RB Digital page. Register for an account using your email address. You can then "check out" a service for 7 days. You can check out a total of three services per 7 day period per library card.

Flipster Digital Magazines

The library is happy to offer Norwood residents access to digital magazines through Flipster. You can read a variety of titles on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

Download the Flipster App for your iOS device through the Apple App Store or for Android devices through the Google Play Store.

It’s Not Too Late to Join Winter BINGO!

The Morrill Memorial Library is again holding Winter BINGO! There's no need to social distance from these literary characters - cuddling up with a few good books is the best way to make it through quarantine. Plus, reading books gives you a chance to win prizes, a win-win!

Reader's BINGO is open to everyone high school-aged or older. Any books you finish this winter can be included on your BINGO sheet, and each book can only be entered in a single box. BINGO goes from December 2020 through March 12, 2021. 

BINGO sheets can be submitted to Liz Reed in Reference or email her a scan or photo of your sheet at the end of the contest. Turn them in even if you've only completed one or two rows - you might win!

BINGO sheets are available online at www.norwoodlibrary.org/borrow/winter-reading-bingo/. Sheets must be returned by Friday March 12. Please contact Liz with any questions: [email protected], 781-463-0137.

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