Okay, there are plenty of things that you can do for free in these tough times. I’m going to post some of these that are really special deals, or brand new.
JSTOR: One of the databases that many college’s rely on (and is really pricey) is JSTOR. They have added more materials to their open content section of their database: https://about.jstor.org/oa-and-free/ Since you now, probably, have time check these resources out.
Booklist is currently offering their reviews for free. https://www.booklistonline.com/ this is a periodical that reviews book, it is created by the American Library Association. I hope to spend some time using this to do plenty of collection development for my libraries.
Audible has a quite a few free books for children and young adults. I have been trying to listen to a couple of free fairy tales, you do have to have the browser tab active to listen to these. Very neat! https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
If you enjoyed Animorphs when you were a kid, they are offering the entire series for free as e-books. My internet is running slow in weird places so I did not get to check on these but the link is here: https://animorphsforum.com/ebooks/
Bluprint is offering free coloring pages. https://www.mybluprint.com/article/coloring-book-pages?cr_linkid=FBO_03192020_ColoringBook_Photo&cr_maid=112211&cr_source=facebook&cr_medium=social%20engagement&fbclid=IwAR0uLkJNJyImO-BBGMY4SzX1D5n6HMX69NlIGQ5_Z2zWrtK1UO9Ysf38FIc
If you are into gaming, Lifehacker put out this article regarding free STEAM Games: https://lifehacker.com/the-best-free-games-to-try-out-from-the-steam-game-fest-1842402486?utm_campaign=socialflow_lifehacker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow&utm_source=lifehacker_facebook&fbclid=IwAR2uV9L3NExeKXUU2TG9B5M1TcWxF_PGDTst0_JSxUvUHga6oyBBtu_rz6s
Many craft shops are also offering free shipping online, I will be posting about that later this week (along with the fact that I went a tiny bit nuts on this…but I still kept mostly within my budget.)
Until next time, Live Life a Little More Abstract. Check on your Extroverts!