I dug into my tech toolbox and pulled out a tool I haven't used in a few years, Smore. I remembered being so excited about this site when I first heard about it at a conference. I used it for workshop flyers, resource hubs and advertisements. It was the perfect platform for my weekly newsletter!
Like many online tools, Smore has a free option with limited functional. Or you can purchase a personal, business or corporate plan. They also have an educator plan for a discounted rate if you work in a school. I bought the educator account during a special and got an even bigger discount. Having the educator account gives you more background options in addition to a few more settings.
I love the options that Smore provides. Embed images, video, text, links, all kinds of possibilities.
Here are a few examples:
The Unicorn Library Newsletter-October
The Unicorn Library Newsletter-January
It also comes in handy for advertising activities and events: