If you have an A.K. Smiley Public Library card, you can do so much more than check out books. Your library membership gives you instant access to eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, popular magazines, streaming movies, databases, and much more. Check it out for yourself at www.akspl.org/elibrary.
An exciting new addition to our eResources is the database Hispanic Life in America, offered free through NewsBank. This resource covers the experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the global news media from 1704 to today. Updated daily using over 17,000 sources, Hispanic Life in America provides full-text searching as well as access to content by topic, event, and eras in Hispanic American history. This is a useful resource for students and anyone interested in learning more about the nuances of Hispanic American history.
Flipster offers instant access to several popular magazines including People, Consumer Reports, National Geographic, the Advocate, and Rolling Stone. You can read the latest issues of these magazines on your computer, phone, or other device any time, any place.
Do you plan to travel to distant lands this summer? Then check out Pronunciator to brush up on your language skills. Pronunciator is an online platform that can help you learn any of 173 world languages, from Icelandic to Tagalog. Specific courses are available for travelers, health care workers, and those seeking in-depth studies.
All this and more is free with your A.K. Smiley membership. Log on and have an adventure!