Streamline Your Holiday Prep With Help From Your Library

by Noelle Williams, Reference Coordinator

Preparing for the holidays can be time consuming. From holiday shopping to preparing a menu, there is so much to do in such a short amount of time. That’s why your library has several digital resources to help make your holiday preparations less stressful. Check out some of these resources below:

  • Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center -- Need handmade gift ideas? Want to learn how to make a holiday card? Want to save money on holiday decorations by making them yourself? Then this resource is for you! Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center contains craft ideas, books and videos on over 140 topics. Learn how to knit a scarf for a gift, make a Christmas wreath or create your own unique table decorations for a holiday dinner. With Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center, a great idea is only a search and a click away!
  • RBDigital Magazines – The holidays are a perfect time to try a fresh twist on an old family recipe. RBDigital Magazines provides access to your favorite lifestyle and cooking magazines. Titles include Cook’s Country, Good Housekeeping and Louisiana Cookin’. You’ll find tons of great recipe ideas for your upcoming holiday feasts.
  • Consumer Reports Magazine – Are you ready to do your holiday shopping? If not, you might want to spend some time catching up with the latest issue of Consumer Reports Available in print at your local library or online, this resource helps you to find reviews on the latest gadgets and provides shopping advice to help you get through the holiday season.

All of these great resources are available through the library with your St. Tammany Parish Library card. For more information on how to use these resources, please contact your nearest reference librarian. And don’t forget to check out the research information page! You’ll find blogs by your favorite reference librarian, information about new digital resources and other great online tools to help you plan your holiday season.

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