There’s so much to do with summer ending and school starting: clothes to buy and schedules to keep. Here’s one less thing to worry about: your child’s class work. Why not let the Claycomo Branch help you with your children’s homework with our Live Homework Help. Free online tutoring with real tutors is available everyday from noon to midnight in math, science, English, social studies, and composition.
As you head back to school, don't forget the library has all of the resources to make your year successful. The library is a great place to study, but you can access many library materials from home, school, or wherever you happen to be.
Live Homework Help connects students with online tutors who can help with subjects ranging from history to math.
My daughter’s car broke down this week. This made me realize that, like my husband, there are quite a few do-it yourself car repair people out there. I see either you or your significant others coming in to find just the right auto repair manual needed for your particular situation.
Did you know that you have this information available to you in your home 24/7? That's right!
MCPL's Research Databases are awesome! In addition to helping with "need to know" information, these sites offer interesting and fun information. One of my favorite sites is Global Road Warrior. Besides the information you would expect, like geography, government, economy, and climate, I can find out about their culture, holidays, and religion.
What fun it can be to collect, identify, and evaluate dolls. You may find that you have a "Kestner" doll head on a "kid" body. Or maybe, you have an Armand Marseille (Floradora) head on a stick-legged wood or composition body. One favorite is a large doll with a papier-mache head. Its body can be stuffed with excelsior and sawdust. All in all, she looks like Susan Boyle of recent musical fame. Each doll is unique and has a special story of its own.
How would you like to be called a hag, slime, the most unattractive creature in the sea, and be blind on top all that? Then meet the Hagfish. This brute suffocates it’s victims, eating everything, leaving "a bag of bones". Living in cold waters up to 1,800 feet deep, these useful scavengers help clean up the environment, feeding on the dead and dying creatures of the sea. Check out the hagfish and other interesting creatures on Amazing Animals of the World.
MCPL has a wonderfully, diverse selection of cookbooks, ranging from simple, economical, nutritious meals to wildly indulgent (maybe even decadent) desserts. But did you know that one can find recipes in some works of fiction?
If you have little ones learning to read, check out two of our awesome databases! They are BookFlix and TumbleBook Library. Both are packed with great stuff for kids pre-K to 3rd grade.
Bookflix teaches early reading skills by pairing a fiction and a non-fiction title that can be read online with or without "read-along" audio. It also includes some lesson plans for parents and teachers.