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Here's some Cleveland Public Library services you can use to keep busy and entertained at home

The Cleveland Public Library.
Posted at 4:12 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 16:13:49-04

CLEVELAND — Are you feeling a bit stir-crazy or bored staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic? Here are some digital services offered by the Cleveland Public Library that will keep you entertained in the days to come.

Some of the following services require a library card. If you don’t have one, you can sign up for one online, here. The CLEVNET catalog can be found, here.

If you are into history or art, CPL has an online digital gallery of photographs, paintings and more that you can view, here.

If magazines are your thing, you can check out digital copies, here.

Want to listen to some music but don’t want to shell out some cash for a subscription? You can use Freegal to download MP3s and stream music. Click here for more info.

A library wouldn’t be a library without books, right? You can use Hoopla or Libby to download e-books, audiobooks and more straight to your phone or e-reader.

The library also features some digital services specifically for children such as picture books, educational television shows, audiobooks for homeschooling and more. Click here for more info.

Parents can check out Scholastic for some “day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing.” More info, here.

For more digital library services such as access to the Library Edition of Ancestry.com or newspaper archives, click here.

If you’re out and about getting some exercise and want to save some data on your phone, Wi-Fi can be accessed from the parking lot of each branch.

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