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  1. Online Learning with Gale Courses
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    Is one of your New Year resolutions to increase your sense well-being and personal development?  We can help you get on the right track for free.  All you need is your library card.

    The Monarch Library System is providing the patrons of all member libraries the opportunity to engage in meaningful learning through Gale Courses.  This robust online resource provides access to exceptional classes on multiple topics of interest, including career training programs. If you seek a deeper knowledge of areas from A (Accounting) to W (Writing), Gale Courses has something for you.  Choose from over 360 courses.  We hope you consider exploring the offerings for personal and professional development. Links to our digital offerings can be found in our catalog or on our website.  Enjoy your journey to your new you.

  1. Digital Magazines Are Back!
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    The Monarch Library System is providing all its members over 70 digital magazines for their patrons.  Some of the titles include Cosmo, Better Homes and Garden’s Do It Yourself, ESPN, Food Network Magazine, National Geographic, Newsweek, and a host of others.  You can search for digital magazines in our online catalog using RB digital or Zinio as a search term. (Recorded Books bought out Zinio) When you find a magazine you’d like to read click the “view online” link in the record.  The link will transfer you to the magazine website where you create a user account and from there download or read your selection online. All you’ll need to create your account is your library card.

    Some of the great features of RB Digital are you can instantly read all current and backlist magazines on your desktop or mobile browser.  You can also download their app for Apple, Android or Kindle Fire.  Download a magazine to read it at a later time even if you're not connected to the web.  Sign up for notifications when the next issue of your favorite has published.  And, there aren’t any limits.  Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish.

    As always, don’t let the tech intimidate you.  We’re here to give you a helping hand if you need it.  Happy browsing.