Beat Boredom with Niche Academy

Feel like your brain could use a little pick-me-up? No need to worry! The New Castle-Henry County Public Library offers an online tool to save your brain–Niche Academy. Niche Academy provides several tutorials and online learning tools across a variety of topics.

While the library building is closed, eBooks and movie streaming services are available. If you’ve never used an eBook app or website before, it can be a bit confusing at first. Niche Academy offers tutorials explaining exactly how to use library resources. These resources include eBook apps such as Libby or Hoopla, language learning tools from Rosetta Stone, the movie streaming website Kanopy, and research databases such as Reference USA.

If social distancing is starting to feel lonely, use social media apps to stay connected with friends and family. Still a novice when it comes to social media platforms? That’s okay, Niche Academy also offers social media tutorials for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linked-In and Goodreads.

Are you suddenly finding you have a lot of down time during the day? Try learning a second language while you are home. Niche Academy not only has language learning tools like Rosetta Stone, but also “survival Spanish.” You will find common/important phrases and words that will help you understand the gist of a conversation.

Want to sharpen your work skills? There are also courses to help you learn Microsoft Office, Windows, Gmail, Google GSuite, and even interpersonal skills in the workplace. 

Niche Academy is available on the library’s homepage. Look for the orange tab on the right hand side of the page that says “Tutorials”.

If you have any questions on how to use the tutorials, please don’t hesitate to email us at Happy learning!

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