Tag Archives: Apps

Read your favourite magazines online

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for reading your favourite magazines online. With the busy hustle and bustle of the holiday season, some of us take a step back from the hottest can’t-put-them-down bestsellers and instead take in convenient little nuggets of information in the form magazine articles and the super pretty pictures that accompany them.  I am a dedicated magazine reader so I definitely try to check in...
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New look for Road to IELTS

If you’re using Road to IELTS, you’ll be happy to see that they have released a major upgrade! Not only does the site have a cleaner look and feel, it can now be used on tablets and smartphones. Please note that the site is no longer compatible with Internet Explorer; all other up to date browsers should work well. What is Road to IELTS? Road to IELTS is an online resource available...
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Online resources for New Canadians

Are you, or do you know a new Canadian who is preparing for the IELTS test? If so, we can help! We offer Road to IELTS (General and Academic) in online format for library cardholders. This eResource/App provides individuals preparing for the IELTS with practice tests, advisory videos, and eBooks covering reading, listening, speaking, and writing – just like the IELTS test itself. Road to IELTS also tracks learner progress...
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Audiobooks @ WPL

June is audiobook month. If you’ve never tried audiobooks before, now is as good a time as any to get started. Some say audiobooks don’t count as reading? I say who cares! As long as I still find out who dunnit in the end, does it really matter if it’s via eye or ear? I turned to audiobooks as a means of sneaking extra chapters into my jam packed days....
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Use your Library Card to Stream and Download Music

Freegal – WPLs music streaming service, has rebuilt its App from the ground up! Fun fact: In December 2017, music lovers in Canada streamed over 900 million songs in a single week – setting a new national record. Our friends at Nielsen tell us that these numbers continue to increase, with streaming on the rise, downloading on the decline, and CDs moving towards obsolescence. With easy to use streaming services...
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