In these Library Spotlight posts we’re picking a theme and highlighting some of the amazing content available to you online via Sheffield Libraries, as well as out there in the wider world.
We all feel like running away sometimes, perhaps especially now. While none of us are venturing far from home at the moment, we can perhaps offer you some inspiration to make the most of your daily exercise time, or escape without actually leaving your armchair…
Runner’s World Magazine
Runner's World is a magazine for runners of all ages and abilities, helping you achieve your personal health, fitness and performance goals. In this April edition, the focus is on running for mental health.
Read Runner World alongside dozens of other bestselling magazines, free to download from the eLibrary.
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NHS Couch to 5K
Think becoming a runner could be good for your physical and mental health? Why not try Couch to 5K from the NHS; the nine week running plan for beginners. You can download the podcasts onto your phone and even be coached by celebrities including Jo Whiley, Sarah Millican, Sanjeev Kohli and Michael Johnson.
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Dead Spy Running by Jon Stock
Suspended M16 agent Daniel Marchant is running the London Marathon when he thwarts a potentially lethal terrorist attack. Or does he? Check out this fast paced, spy thriller and follow the chase across the world. Perfect escapism.
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Browse over 1000 eComics online
When six friends discover their parents are all secretly super-villains, they run away from home and straight into the adventure of their lives – vowing to turn the tables on their evil legacy.
Discover the Runaways series alongside over 1000 other comics available free to library members. Some content is not suitable for younger readers.
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Escape to the Woods
In this podcast, author Michael Finkel tells the true story of American hermit Christopher Knight, who in 1987, at the age of 20 disappeared into the Maine woods. Amazingly, Knight lived without any human contact for 27 years.
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Ready Steady Mo!
There are lots of amazingly talented authors and illustrators posting videos for families online. Sticking with the running theme, why not try this one by Kes Gray? Headbands on!
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