2023 Brings New Services to Winter Park Library

New Year, New Services

New Year New Services

We are excited to announce the launch of several new services from the Winter Park Library in the New Year! Starting in January, we will offer digital magazines, online learning tools and videos, Spanish classes, technology classes, and a toy library for our patrons to enjoy. These new services are designed to provide even more opportunities for learning, enlightenment, and community connections. 

 

Go digital

Read magazines without a subscription! Our digital magazine collection now includes hundreds of magazines to read on your tablet, computer, or mobile device. Sign in through Overdrive or Libby or checkout a “Bingepass” on Hoopla.

 


 

Online

Great for students and teachers, Scholastic Go! is our new digital resource that provides credible, accurate, and reliable digital content! Explore world newspapers, articles, videos, and more!  Udemy is a video-based learning resource with courses in business, technology, software, coding, IT certifications, and podcast production. Learn a new language with personalized instruction from Mango. Take part in bite-sized lessons, listening and reading activities, and exercises. Download these apps or sign on through our website. 

 


 

beyond books

Beyond Books is a collection of non-traditional materials, including musical instruments, digital devices, laptops, art kits, toys, bicycles, and more — all available to borrow with a library card. Perfect for a one-time project or to try before you buy. 

 


 

spaces

Need a space for group work? Working on a spoken word recording? Study and Collaboration Rooms are available for reservation with a full-service library card. See Library staff or email rooms@winterparklibrary.org for more information or to make a reservation. The Recording Studio can be booked by emailing jzorn@winterparklibrary.org. Please specify which room you are inquiring about and allow up to 48 hours for a response.

 


 

toy library

Check out our new and exciting Toy Library, generously funded by a Winter Park Health Foundation grant. Winter Park Library now allows families to borrow and try fourteen different toys for ages six months - 5 years. Carefully researched by our librarians, these toys will help children build critical developmental skills such as hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and color and shape recognition through play. Find available toys on the shelves near the Youth Services desk.

 


 

tech

Want to stay up-to-date on the evolving world of technology? Sign up for Tech Tuesdays with Adam at the Library. Lectures will cover a wide range of current technology topics pertinent to content creators and everyday users. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the material, providing you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a tech expert. The next class is on January 10. 

 


 

storytime

At the heart of the Winter Park Library, Storytime is a chance for children and their caretakers to sing, dance, and play while learning early reading skills. Enjoy new storytimes that will be added to our event calendar this year. Look out for: Saturday Stories, Cuéntame una Historia, and ¡Música, Música, Música!

 


 

The Library introduces a Conversational Spanish Series this semester. Learn the basics of conversational Spanish in this interactive course for beginners.  To enroll, sign up for the first session, which will be held on February 3, 2023.