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Wisconsin libraries expand accessibility during pandemic

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(WKOW) -- A year into the COVID pandemic - many people are still looking for distractions, entertainment, and information. Luckily, your local library offers all of those - for free!

On Wednesday, Jill Fuller with the Bridges Library System joined the Wake Up Wisconsin team to talk about a few ways Wisconsin libraries are becoming more accessible during the pandemic.

Fuller says library patrons can read e-books and listen to audiobooks on the digital library with the free "Libby" app. Many libraries are also offering Curbside pickup for books.

Besides checking out books, all 24 public libraries in the Bridges Library System offer students free help with their homework through live online tutoring. For job seekers, libraries also offer resume and cover letter reviews.

Lastly, Fuller says young library fans can listen to virtual storytime led by Tina Peerenboom, the Youth Services librarian at Watertown Public Library.

"All libraries offer free virtual storytimes and fun enrichment programs for adults, children, and teens," said Fuller.

February is Library Lovers' Month.

Nick Buffo

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