Are you ready for a challenge? If yes, then I encourage you to explore the CNIB Library all over again, and this time, try a service or feature that you have never used before. Here are some suggestions...
Explore the Recommended Reading section
Can't decide what to read? We may be able to help by giving a list of award winning titles, bestsellers and popular books, books into movies and other recommendations. When you're on the CNIB Digital Library homepage, go to the Recommended Reading heading to find the different categories. Here are two books I would choose:
The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud
2010 Winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize
Bestsellers and popular reads
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
Try online digital audio
Did you know that you can instantly listen to many titles just by logging into the Digital Library? By selecting books in the format called "online digital audio", you can listen to the book on your computer. Follow these instructions and have books come into your home right now. How do I listen to an audio book online?
Try reading a newspaper or magazine
Since you're already signed into the Digital Library from listening to a book, why not try reading a newspaper or magazine? Go to the Newspapers, Magazines and Databases section to get a list of Canadian newspapers like the Globe and Mail, or Edmonton Journal. If like reading magazines, you can read articles from People or Sports Illustrated plus many others.
Not quite sure how it all works? Just to help out a bit, the newspapers are all e-text, and magazines have some titles in audio and others in e-text. Visit Newspapers Help or Magazines Help for tips on how to use them.
Add a new reading genre to your profile
More comfortable with CDs and listening to them on your DAISY player? Here's a suggestion to shake things up a bit. Yes, we love our mysteries, love stories and tales of adventure, but why not take the suspense and romance and send them into outer space, and voila, you'll be reading science fiction! There are many genres to choose from, so call or email Reader Services and add a new genre to your profile.
1-800-268-8818 or firstname.lastname@example.org
So take the plunge and try something new. Happy Reading!