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Short Stories and eMagazines: Perfect Quick Reads for Busy People

Posted 08/18/21 by April S

Short stories are perfect for people short on time. They’re also great for people seeking variety in terms of characters, storylines, and genres. I hope you enjoy the selections in this blog post. If you’re looking for even more great reading recommendations, fill out the Library’s short book and movie picks form to have one of our librarians send more reading recommendations your way. 

A Library card and PIN will be required to access many of the resources listed.  Need help with your card or PIN?  Contact your nearest location or call 419-259-5200. Need a new card?  

Cover of Everything Inside

Everything Inside

eBook   |   hoopla

Everything Inside

eBook   |   hoopla
Cover of Exhalation

Exhalation

eBook   |   Audiobook

Exhalation

eBook   |   Audiobook
Cover of Mouthful of Birds

Mouthful of Birds

Audiobook

Mouthful of Birds

Audiobook
Cover of Roar

Roar

eBook

Roar

eBook
Cover of So We Can Glow

So We Can Glow

eBook   |   Audiobook

So We Can Glow

eBook   |   Audiobook
Cover of Lot

Lot

eBook   |   Audiobook

Lot

eBook   |   Audiobook
Cover of Tiny Love Stories: True Tales of Love in 100 Words or Less

Tiny Love Stories: True Tales of Love in 100 Words or Less

hoopla

Tiny Love Stories: True Tales of Love in 100 Words or Less

hoopla
Cover of How Are You Going to Save Yourself

How Are You Going to Save Yourself

eBook   |   eAudiobook

How Are You Going to Save Yourself

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Stone Mattress

Stone Mattress

Large Print   |   eBook   |   eAudiobook

Stone Mattress

Large Print   |   eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of To Hold Up the Sky

To Hold Up the Sky

eBook   |   Audiobook

To Hold Up the Sky

eBook   |   Audiobook
Cover of Flights

Flights

eBook   |   eAudiobook

Flights

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Home Remedies

Home Remedies

eAudiobook

Home Remedies

eAudiobook
Cover of Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales

Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales

Large Print   |   Audiobook   |   eBook   |   eAudiobook

Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales

Large Print   |   Audiobook   |   eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Five-Carat Soul

Five-Carat Soul

Large Print   |   Audiobook   |   eBook   |   eAudiobook

Five-Carat Soul

Large Print   |   Audiobook   |   eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Love & Other Crimes

Love & Other Crimes

Large Print   |   eAudiobook

Love & Other Crimes

Large Print   |   eAudiobook

Looking for more quick reads?

eMagazines are perfectly portable and provide a variety of quick reads! As a Library cardholder you have access to hundreds of eMagazines. They’re easy to access, borrow and read on a smartphone, tablet or computer. And they’re a nifty option for busy people looking for “short reads” on the go (or anytime really).  

Below, you’ll find two options for enjoying eMagazines from your Library - Flipster and OverDrive. With the variety of publications available on these two platforms, you’ll never run out of reading materials. The best part – they’re available instantly! No holds, no waiting – ever.      

Flipster

Flipster has a nice selection of popular titles like Better Homes & Gardens, Entertainment Weekly, People, Sports Illustrated, and Time. Recently, I discovered Do It Yourself Magazine (from Better Homes & Gardens) which is chock-full of creative ideas designed to inspire folks who love taking on weekend projects.

OverDrive (Libby App)

You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the potpourri of publications available on this easy-to-use platform. Explore popular titles like Discover, Good Housekeeping, Gentleman’s Quarterly (GQ), Newsweek and Reader’s Digest. Recently I discovered Popshot Magazine which is full of short stories, flash fiction, and poetry - perfect quick reads.

Did you know cardholders can check out up to 20 titles at a time through OverDrive (Libby app) with no monthly limit? And magazines do not count toward the number of titles you can borrow at one time! 

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