Are you missing watching our San Jose Sharks and the hockey playoffs at this time of year? I also miss handing out San Jose Sharks library cards and bonding over love of the Sharks with library customers. I've been keeping myself entertained by enjoying Logan Couture's Book Club and reading lots of hockey related eBooks. Let's take a look at some eBooks and other eResources available from San José Public Library that will entertain your hockey-loving heart from the comfort of your home. And don't forget that even if you don't have one of our awesome Sharks library cards yet, you can still sign up for an eCard and convert it to a Sharks card once our library branches re-open.
There are lots of fun fictional eBooks involving hockey, even graphic novels and a whole lot of romance (hockey romance is basically a genre of its very own!). I'm sharing some of my favorites, most especially Ngozi Ukazu's fantastic Check, Please! graphic novels. It's hockey and baking heaven!
There are also many great books on the history of hockey, biographies & autobiographies about current and former hockey players. There's even a book about our very own San Jose Sharks from Sharks radio announcer Dan Rusanowsky. Here are just a few of the great nonfiction hockey books available as eBooks or eAudiobooks.
For Younger Readers
There are even some excellent picture books, chapter books, and nonfiction books about hockey for our younger readers.
If you want to learn more about hockey players, our eResource Biography in Context is a great place to start. You can learn about some of the hockey greats as well as some of our very own San Jose Sharks. Take a look at just a few of the players you can learn about there:
Films & Documentaries
In addition to all this reading material, Hoopla also has a few films and documentaries about hockey to enjoy from the comfort of your home.