• Libby: Libby is an app for Android, iOs and Windows. For most people, Libby is the easiest way to access the Sunflower eLibrary, a collection of thousands of ebooks and streaming audiobooks that we share with other Kansas libraries. You can also access Sunflower eLibrary content through the Overdrive app, or using an internet browser.
• Hoopla: Hoopla provides ebooks and audiobooks, plus music and streaming video. Unlike Libby, titles on Hoopla are available on-demand, so you never have to wait for someone else to turn an item back in. Hoopla can be accessed via mobile apps and web browsers, and it is also compatible with Roku and several different varieties of smart TV. Each patron can borrow up to four items per month using Hoopla.
• Flipster: Use Flipster to read digital replicas of more than two dozen popular magazines, including People, Highlights, Time and The New Yorker. I use the Flipster app on my iPhone all the time, and it works great. It’s also available for Android and via web browsers.
• Lynda: Thousands of hours of online tutorials, taught by leading professionals. Now also known as LinkedIn Learning, Lynda includes courses on business skills as well as hobbies.
These services, and many others, are free with your Newton Public Library card. If you don’t already have a library card, you can still get one, even while the library building is closed due to COVID-19.
Many other resources are available through the library, and staff are happy to answer your questions.