So, usually when I get on the Library’s website, I head straight for the catalog. Occasionally, though, I do visit the Online Resources page. The Online Resources page gives me access to downloadable eBooks and Research Databases, but I don’t really venture any further than that. That is until I discovered Web Resources.
Reading levels vary from student to student, as well as school district to school district. So, how can you find the correct books to engage a young reader but make sure it is not too difficult for them? This is a common issue that I come across both as a parent and while working for the Library. Parents are excited to hear their child is reading above grade level, but somewhat clueless about finding the correct books.
Have you ever left the doctor’s office and then remembered a question you needed answered? Or, maybe you are curious about a health related issue you heard about in the news - don’t Google it! MCPL health databases will give you factual information you can rely on.
Finding fun ways to read nonfiction is more exciting for kids, parents, and teachers! Check out TrueFlix to find online Scholastic books that can be read at home, in the car, at school, or anywhere! These books cover a wide range of material, from historical figures like Abraham Lincoln to environmental sciences like the eruption of Krakatoa.
My son is a wonderful kid. However, that fact alone does not always translate into good study habits or the kind of grades one would post on the refrigerator under the "World's Greatest Student" magnet. I have spent a lot of time and money on learning centers and private tutors to make sure that he is not the Jethro Bodeen of his school.
Are you ever sitting at home late in the evening and need help with your computer? When that happens, you should go to the Safari Technical Books Database. There are online books that can help you with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, just to name a few. But the database is not just limited to Microsoft Office. You can also find instructions on how to build and improve a website, Java development, network administration, and game programming.
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