Although our buildings are closed right now, your online library is open 24/7 to help you get through this time of social distancing and staying in.
Summer Reading 2020
Summer Readers, it’s your time to shine! Babies, toddlers, children, and teens complete reading challenges and earn great prizes. Online registration begins Friday, June 5.
Learn with Kids at Home
With schools closed and many students learning from home, we have resources for homework help for all ages, including fun learning activities for caregivers with preschoolers:
- BookFlix - Video storybooks paired with related nonfiction ebooks
- BrainPop, Jr - Video and fun learning activities for students in grades K-3
- Muzzy Online - Language learning for kids
- TumbleBooks - Animated and talking story and chapter books
- TumbleMath - Math picture books for students in grades K-6
- Note: This resource has been made available temporarily through August 31, 2020.
All these and more can be found under the Kids & Teens menu at Kids Homework & Learning and Teens Homework & Learning. Our Kindergarten Readiness resources and Little Learners Club have hundreds of ideas for activities with young children. The State Library has also provided temporary access to Tutor.com, a great homework help resource including access to live tutoring for students in grades K-12.
You can also find beginning reader and picture books on OverDrive, as well as books for older children, by browsing by subject under Juvenile Fiction and Juvenile Nonfiction.
Freegal is now offering unlimited music streaming through the end of September (normally limited to 3 hours per day), and Hoopla has created a Bonus Borrows collection of items that won't count against your monthly checkout limit.
If you need some ideas, here are a few lists of titles that can be found on one or more of our download/streaming platforms. More to come!
Learn a Skill or Find a New Hobby
Check out CreativeBug for all kinds of arts and crafts tutorials, learn how to code with fun projects in Vidcode, brush up on your language skills with Mango, or even learn how to service your car with Chilton Library. Browse the Hobbies & DIY Resources page for more ideas!
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Research Your Family Tree
Do you finally have extra time to devote to genealogy research? While we’re closed, you can access Ancestry from home with your library card (usually only available in library buildings). Other online genealogy resources include FamilySearch, Fold3, and HeritageQuest. Check under the Learning & Research menu for more!