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Stream films anytime, anywhere on your preferred devices.

Winding Rivers Library System is excited to announce a new video streaming platform, available for FREE with your library card! Kanopy is a great addition to your home streaming video library with narrative and documentary films, TV series, The Great Courses, as well as kids content! 

More info: https://www.wrlsweb.org/kanopy/ 


Creativebug provides thousands of award-winning video classes taught by top designers and artists.

“Getting Started with Creativebug” Canva flyer template to help patrons get started.

Email kelli@wrlsweb.org for access to Creativebug Portal through www.creativebug.com/portal. Once you are set up, you will have access to marketing materials and the Creativebug dashboard.

Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers hundreds of courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment. Six-week long courses are taught entirely online by instructors, and new sessions begin every month.

Find a host of support materials at https://support.gale.com/products/courses.

Novelist Plus

NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource. In addition to the fiction database that NoveList has offered, NoveList Plus adds nonfiction to provide a complete solution for your readers.  With NoveList Plus, you can find titles, articles, and lists for both your fiction and nonfiction needs.  NoveList Plus also included audiobook information, including audiobook recommendations and audio samples.

For more information about NoveList Plus, please visit: http://www.ebscohost.com/novelist

Reference Solutions: Training Resources for Library Staff & Users

Check out the Webinars or Learning Center tabs at the top of the home page for great learning resources.

“Getting Started with Reference Solutions” Canva flyer template to help library users get started.

BadgerLink Training & Help

BadgerLink is Wisconsin’s Online Library, providing Wisconsin residents with licensed trustworthy resources from these current content providers. The resources are designed to provide a foundational collection serving all Wisconsin residents, augmenting those available through K-12 schools, public libraries, public and private universities and technical colleges, medical and health-care facilities and practitioners, and state agencies.

Explore information on how to use BadgerLink resources on the BadgerLink Training Page.

Find resources and help for staff in Wisconsin’s public, K12 and academic libraries at the BadgerLink For Library Staff Page.


The Libby app was built to help readers enjoy ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from their library. Inspired by user and library feedback, Libby gets people reading as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Find promotional materials, staff training, collection recommendations, and more information about Libby here: https://resources.overdrive.com/library/

Questions? Find answers here: Resource Center FAQs.

Find a printable “Getting Started with Libby Guide” and more in the Print Ready section of the Libby Resource Center.

Register for webinars with live Q&A about OverDrive products and trending topics in the Upcoming Webinars section of the Libby Resource Center. 

Find loads of staff tutorials in the How-To Videos section of the Libby Resource Center. 

Want to host your own training session? Check out the Training Kits section of the Libby Resource Center. 

Guide patrons through a desktop version of the Libby app at https://libbyapp.com/library/wplc.

Libby Magazines

Click here for a list of magazines titles available in the Libby app. 2022 WPLC Magazine Title list

Libby Widgets

Copy one or both into a code block on your website (see examples below):

Digital Title Circulation Widget
<div style=’height:500px;’><script src=’https://insights.overdrive.com/widgets/eca40f61d13f4099a6d5e04ed940e6ca/embed’></script></div>

Digital Loans Widget
<div style=’height:500px;’><script src=’https://insights.overdrive.com/widgets/99a7d2182afc4fd7a029b3d3d58032e4/embed’></script></div>

Accessibility Toolbar