More than Books

Did you know the Viking Library has more than just books on its shelves? We have plenty of magazines, a large collection of DVDs, lots of audio books, and three computers for patrons to enjoy as well.

If you enjoy magazines than you know how they can pile up. You feel bad throwing them out, yet you probably won’t ever read them again. Here at the library there are a variety of magazines you can take out. we have everything from Chatelaine, to Style at Home, to National Geographic, to Today’s Parent, to Outdoor Canada, to Fitness. We even have Highlights magazine for children.

Normally, we keep one year’s worth of each magazine so if you remember something from an old issue you wanted to re-read you can find that here as well. Taking magazines from the library means you don’t have to pay for a subscription and you can eliminate the clutter caused by old magazines.

Sometimes it can be difficult to catch all your favourite T.V. shows at the time they air and purchasing the disc sets can be expensive. The solution is to borrow them from the library. The library has plenty of seasons of shows like Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, the Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Duck Dynasty, Downton Abbey, Vikings and more.

The same can be said for movies. Buying them is expensive and stores that rent them out are becoming hard to find. The Library has a large collection of new and old movies for you to enjoy. There’s something here for people of all ages and interest groups. We recently added some new children’s movies like Frozen, How to Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda to our collection.

Do you do a lot of driving? If so you might be getting bored of listening to the radio, which doesn’t even always work. Audio books can be a pleasant change. Audio books are discs with a recording of a book on them and they can be listened to in almost any vehicle or C.D player. We have a large collection of genres and authors, you’ll surely find something to keep you interested on the road.

If you don’t own a computer, or a computer isn’t available to you at the moment, the three computers at the Viking Library are free for you to use. You don’t even have to have a library card. Our computers have internet access and are connected to printers so you can do all your printing for a small charge.

Come to the library and check out these great collections today! And of course you can take out some good old fashioned books while you’re here too.

Feel free to email (librarian@vikinglibrary.ab.ca) or call (780-336-4992) us with any questions about these features or the library’s services in general.

 

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