Stay home, save lives and our Multnomah County Library System has made that easier than ever before. Did you know that thousands of free books, shows, movies and songs are a few clicks away without leaving the couch? Here are 3 of my favorite apps/sites that are all 100% free with your MultCoLib card.
Kanopy: (6 free movie credits per month! App and/or website) An awesome selection of films, especially indie/arthouse/docs that you’re less likely to see on Netflix et al. There’s a Kanopy Kids section for the little ones and I especially love the PBS back catalogue. Laurelhurst Park enthusiasts should check out, “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America” to learn more about the patriarch of U.S parks, his abolitionist past and his involvement with Central Park!
Hoopla: (10 free checkouts per month! App and/or website.) Hoopla is a giant digital catalogue of e-books, comics, movies, music, TV and there are even some workout videos on there like Jillian Michaels and various yoga routines. With Hoopla, you “check out” items for a few days which means you can download and watch/read/listen on the go!
Libby: E-books and audiobooks for free! When you “check them out” they download to your phone or e-reader and you’re good to go! Thousands of books are ready to download immediately but you might have to wait a little for more popular titles. Nothing like a great audiobook for walking in Mt. Tabor Park on a crisp fall day. I also love the front page of recommendations!
We really do have the best library in the world. (Plus, it’s fine-free now!) Stay home, stay safe and happy reading & watching!