Start the year off right by helping your community meet their New Year’s Resolutions using Libby Extras! From learning new skills, creative endeavors, to preparing students for college and beyond, providing Libby Extras is a great way for you to engage with patrons and help them achieve their goals in the new year.

Libby Extras for New Year’s Resolutions

For the patron who wants to declutter their house (and maybe make a little money while doing it)

Kovels is the go-to source for expert information, pricing, and trends on antiques and collectibles. See how Kovels can help your users identify antiques and collectibles.   

For the patron who wants to learn something new  

ArtistWorks provides world-class instruction for the most popular string and band instruments through self-paced video lessons from professional musicians. See how Sacramento Public Library gives patrons world-class music instruction with ArtistWorks. 

The Great Courses offers engaging and understandable lectures by esteemed professors, professionals, and experts in topics ranging from history, better living, science, language learning, and much more. Learn how the Alameda County Library encourages lifelong learning with The Great Courses.   

For the patron who wants to stay more informed in the new year 

Ground News is an online resource to compare headlines across the political spectrum and spot media bias using ratings driven by data.   

For the patron who wants to engage their creative side 

Craftsy is an online resource for all creative makers from basic instruction to advanced techniques for fabric and yarn crafts, baking, drawing, and much more. Discover beginner-friendly projects from Craftsy you can use in your winter programming.  

Craftsy en español is an online Spanish-language resource for all creators, where users can find everything they need, from basic instructions to advanced techniques. 

For the patron who wants to get healthier

Learn It Live offers live and on-demand classes, quick tip videos, and programs for wellness and personal development.  

For the patron who wants to listen to new music genres 

Qello Concerts by Stingray is the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device.  

Stingray Classica is the world’s premium classical music destination dedicated to classical music, opera, and ballet. 

For the patron who wants to expand their film horizons 

iNDIEFLIX is a streaming movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts.  

Kanopy is the best video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain. 

For the patron who wants to increase their financial literacy 

Method Learning – Financial Literacy lays the foundation for students to build strong money management habits early on. 

For the patron headed to college soon 

Method Learning – Test prep provides users with comprehensive self-paced lessons and resources that help students prepare for, and score higher on, the SAT and ACT.  

Method Learning – Academic Success is designed for students who need some help with organizing, planning and executing their academic and extracurricular lives. 

Ready to help your patrons keep their resolutions? 

Visit Libby Extras under the Shop tab in Marketplace to add these services to your collection. To learn more about how you can educate, entertain and engage your community with Libby Extras, visit the Resource Center here

About the Author: Jill Grunenwald is a Marketing & Communications Specialist on the North America Public Library Marketing Team. A former librarian, she joined OverDrive in 2015. Outside of the office she can be found writing, hanging out with her cats, collecting more Tarot decks than she has room for, and playing competitive pinball. Her favorite genre is something she calls “Murder at an educational institution that involves a close-knit group of suspicious characters.”