My husband has always been a "word' man. He literally reads the dictionary. He enjoys finding the meanings of words and their origins and comparing them to other words and seeing how different words have changed through history.
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.
Attention all music lovers! MCPL now offers free music downloads to customers. Yes, you read that right! FREE music downloads. Freegal, our new downloadable music service, has millions of songs available for absolutely no price. Tired of searching through CDs or paying fees to find the music you want? Then, check out this fantastic free database!
Free Music? On My Internet? It's More Likely (and Legal) Than You Think
Yes, you can get free music, legally, from the Internet. How? Freegal! I just installed the Freegal app on my iPhone, downloaded Foster The People’s "Pumped Up Kicks," and now I’m listening to it. The whole process took less than 5 minutes. What is Freegal? It’s a downloadable music service that will allow you, a MCPL cardholder, to download three free songs a week from its catalog of over 3 million songs.
When I was growing up, the way you listened to music was to tune your dial to the two or three different stations offered on the radio. Nowadays, you can get music from virtually any electronic device.
Many people are still surprised to learn that the Library has DVDs for checkout (for free!), but even more are surprised to learn that the Library has streaming videos, too. Now, the library had some streaming videos years ago when I first arrived here, and, honestly, they were not that awesome. There wasn’t much recent content, and it was a little bothersome to get to.
Well, my library friends, streaming video awesomeness has now truly arrived! Allow me to introduce Access Video On Demand.