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County Library Has Much to Offer Difficult Times Don’t Stop Online Accessibility

Written by The Bee

March 30, 2020

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Vital Information for Parents and Teachers:

Free Mohave County Library digital resources that can be used directly from home.

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (MARCH 30, 2020) — With many schools closed, there has been a lot of interest in the availability of online resources that are accessible during this difficult time. The Mohave County Library has many free resources available 24/7 that are accessible with your Mohave County library card.

Apply online to obtain your free library card.
Those who don’t have a library card can sign up online to obtain immediate access to these resources. Those with expired library cards can renew by email or phone. Visit www.mohavecountylibrary.us for details.

Homework Help:
Free online tutoring is provided through Brainfuse (“Help Now”). Live, online, one-on-one tutoring is available from 12:00 PM through 10:00 PM Arizona time. The tutoring options include elementary school subjects and even up to and including some college level subjects.  One interesting feature for teachers and home school groups is an online collaboration tool called MEET which provides a shared whiteboard and online group-study and meeting environment.

Books to Read:
For younger children, the library offers Tumblebook Library which includes over 1000 interactive storybooks with animation, sound, music, and narration as well as puzzles and games. Tumblebook Library is also downloadable as a free mobile app for Apple and Android devices for installation on phones or tablets. Your library card number is your username for this resource.

For middle and upper grades, thousands of eBooks are offered in the Overdrive collection. Children’s materials are annotated with ATOS (Accelerated Reader) reading difficulty levels listed. The eBooks are available for Kindle and other e-reader devices, or by using the mobile app, “Libby” which has a built-in reader, available for Android and IOS devices. Within the collection are thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks for a variety of interests and ages (including adults).

Thousands of full color digital e-Magazines are offered through the Zinio collection, including over 20 children’s magazines, and several teen magazines. Zinio magazines can be accessed directly via the Web, or using the RBDigital mobile app, also available for IOS and Android Devices.

With regard to eAudiobooks, thousands of titles from well-known authors are available from both RBDigital and Overdrive for listening to online or by downloading to your portable device.

Educational Databases and Encyclopedias:

  •  Kids Infobits provides professionally curated news, fact articles, biographies, videos,
    and more, aimed at the K-12 audience.
  •  Gale in Context provides a wide variety of information on current events and issues at
    the high school level.
  •  Britannica Library is an authoritative encyclopedia with sections for children, young
    adults, and general reference.
  •  Britannica Escolar Online is a similar resource to the above but in Spanish, with
    sections available at primary and high-school levels.

Materials for Adults
The library has over 25,000 eBooks and eAudiobooks available, plus a variety of online databases on numerous topics including genealogy (Ancestry Library Edition has been made available for home-use for the duration of the closure), legal forms and information, jobs and career resources, and information in support of lifelong learning and technological skills.

Don’t Forget –The Mohave County Library is here to help!
These resources and more are available for free from the library’s website using your free Mohave County library card. Although the library’s facilities may be physically closed, we remain “virtually” open.

Library staff are available by phone or by email during business hours to help you get started with these resources, answer your questions, or provide suggestions.

For more information, to register for a library card, or to contact the library, visit the Mohave County Library’s website at www.mohavecountylibrary.us

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