Get Caught Reading…Magazines!
Tallie Gray, director of Library Resources
Do you need to hide from everyone and all forms of communication in order to read for pleasure? So, basically, you never find time to read?
This May, stop hiding your secret. It’s a month-long challenge: “Get Caught Reading!”
Read on a park bench, during your lunch break, at a coffee shop, or even a library.
Personally, my favorite memories of reading take place in cozy library nooks or in nature, including on boats, under trees, in tents, on a beach, or by a stream.
Whether it’s for a few minutes or a few hours, remember the joys of reading, and actually read.
Get reacquainted with your library and check out one or a hundred books, magazines, and audio books.
If you are thinking, “Who has time to make it to one of the five Grand County Library District libraries?” – all libraries are now offering evening or weekend hours. Or maybe you’re thinking, “A book? That seems overwhelming.”
You do not need to visit a physical library to check out reading materials. In fact, you may be on vacation, in between work meetings, or at the in-laws, but you can still utilize your GCLD card from afar or after hours.
Don’t have a card? We can sign you up for a limited access library card. Just call any of our libraries or our administration office at (970) 887-9411 x100.
Too tired or distracted to read a book? We have loads of magazines!
Once you have a GCLD card, use a Wi-Fi-device to browse “EBOOKS & LEARNING TOOLS” on gcld.org.
Then, click on Flipster Digital Magazines for titles including Consumer Reports Buying Guide, Forbes, The Atlantic, and People. In less than one minute, you can be planning a healthy meal from Eating Well or Martha Stewart Living, learning how millions of businesses are adapting and recovering during this phase of the pandemic in Bloomberg Business Week, or using Shape magazine in creating a personal wellness reboot program.
For a greater variety of magazines, make sure you explore Overdrive (OD) or its Libby app. Overdrive recently bought out RBDigital Magazines, so you can now use Overdrive to load up on eBooks, eAudiobooks, as well as over 1,000 magazines.
Once you click on “OverDrive eBooks,” search for your favorite magazines. You can filter from 20 subject categories, including audience, date added, and 13 languages.
Checkout the Minecraft World Magazine and design an awesome animal build with your child to coincide with the Summer Reading Program, “Tails and Tales”. There are almost 30 juvenile magazine titles available.
National Geographic has 3 different magazines, one for kids aged 3 to 6, one that balances learning and fun for those aged 6 and up, and the classic one for adults. You are sure to “ooh and ahh” over the amazing photos, facts, stories and activities no matter which one you check out.
Read Writing Magazine to boost your creativity, Garden Railways to enjoy your model trains outdoors, or Woodsmith to build a beautiful slant front bookcase with drawers. OverDrive has over 90 craft and hobby magazine titles.
Other OD magazines like The Economist, Reader’s Digest, Vegan Life, Ancient History, The Pioneer Woman, Motor Sport, Golf, Cycling, Rolling Stone, Outdoor Photographer, Architectural Digest, Plane & Pilot, Gun Digest, The New Yorker, 100 All-Time Greatest Comics and 1,000 more titles will surely pique an interest in everyone.
What will you be caught reading?