Books, Online Resources

Digital Magazines!

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Digital magazines! Yep, thanks to the Library of Virginia, you now have the opportunity to read magazines on your computer, smartphone and tablet for FREE with your library card. Our subscription list is huge! You’ll find many of your favorite mags including Seventeen, Girl’s Life, Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, ESPN The Magazine, and more just as they appear in print, in color and with photos.

Check out as many issues as you want through our Digital Magazines site, and keep them as long as you like. There are no expiration dates.

Ready to get started? Great! First you’ll need to create an account. Here are some instructions that should help. For more information go here.

Online Resources

Happy Holidays!

Best wishes to those who begin lighting menorahs tonight! If you want an online one, this is nice; or if you want to learn about Chanukah, click here for

If you’re counting down to Christmas, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) has a countdown site as well as a page for tracking Santa Claus on Christmas Eve Night.

England’s Liverpool Museum posted a nice advent calendar — each day features an item in their collection that they link to the season!

During the last week of the year, many will celebrate Kwanzaa. There’s a nice video of the history of the holiday, here on the History Channel’s website.

Any other websites you like for holiday information or fun? Add them in the Comments, and we’ll check them out and share them if they look good!