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Downloadable Media

  • Freegal Music - Downloadable Music  Icon
    Don't forget to save some of your weekly download allotment to build up your holiday playlist! Log in with your library card and PIN and choose the newest titles, or some old-time classics.
  • OverDrive - Downloadable E-books, Audiobooks and Videos  Icon
    Browse winter holiday downloadable audiobooks, e-books, and videos from OverDrive! Transfer titles to a portable device, computer, or burn many titles to CD to enjoy anytime, anywhere.
  • hoopla  Icon
    Check out hoopla to stream movies, TV, audio books and music directly from your personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. Search for Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa material.

Library Online Resources

  • General OneFile  Icon  Icon
    Find books, articles, or multimedia files with this great database. You may want to listen to, download, read, or share these National Public Radio programs on Christmas.
  • LitFinder (Literature Find)  Icon  Icon
    Use this source for themed poems or short stories. "Christmas", "Hanukkah", or "Winter" are a few topics you may want to explore.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context  Icon  Icon
    Get a different perspective on the holidays with this online resource. There are articles on Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.
 

Library Materials

Cultural Dialogues
Discover what the holidays have in common and how they are different. Find answers in these titles about social issues.

Holidays, Festivals, and Customs
If you are interested in learning about other holidays, customs, or festivals take a look at these titles about celebrations around the world.

Websites

  • Holiday Facts and Figures
    The U.S. Postal Service was expected to deliver over 20 billion pieces of mail last year between Thanksgiving and Christmas! Find out more interesting holiday-related facts and figures from the U.S. Census Bureau's data collection.
  • Holiday Traditions
    This easy to use website from the Museum of Science and Industry, features information on holidays from around the world.
  • Winter Solstice Celebrations
    Throughout the world, the month of December has many religious holidays, and most of them are linked to the winter solstice. The Religious Tolerance Organization lists many of them on this extensive website.
 

Mobile and Social

Mobile

Holiday Countdown

Countdown to the days that matter, like holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, or other days of personal importance. These apps have a beautiful design and customizable background for each event.

 iTunesGoogle Play

Holidays Wallpaper Collection

This free collection contains 150 holiday photos to help you celebrate the season on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad! Browse through the index and save your favorites for year-round fun.

iTunes | Website

Social

Holiday Headquarters »

Explore this Orlando Sentinel website to find what's hot this holiday season, where the best deals are, and other money savings tips.

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