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Six Reasons YOU Need a Public Library Card, Part 6!

6. ACCESS LIVE HOMEWORK HELP WITH REAL TUTORS!LHHemoticonlogoGet free homework help online via the Live Homework Help tutoring service. Live Homework Help connects students in grades K-12, introductory college level students, and adult learners with expert tutors in math, science, social studies, and English.

How It Works:
Live tutors are available daily from 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Using their library card number to log on, students enter the grade level and subject they need help in. They are then connected to the first available subject expert tutor in a secure online classroom. Students and tutors work together using a chat feature and interactive white board, sharing computer files and education web sites as needed.

Live Homework Help is for card-carrying library members only! To get a library card, just visit the Ridley Township Library with a photo ID and fill out an application (a parent’s signature is required if you’re under 18). Thanks for tuning in for all of the reasons why YOU need a public library card!

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Six Reasons YOU Need a Public Library Card, Part 5

5. DOWNLOAD COMPLETE MAGAZINES TO YOUR COMPUTER OR TABLET WITH ZINIO!zinio

Zinio, the world’s largest online newsstand, offers full-color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Choose from the Delaware County Library System‘s collection of 220+ magazines with no waitlists, no due dates, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download! Popular titles include The Atlantic, Bon Appétit, Consumer Reports, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and US Weekly. Magazines just for teens include Girls’ Life, Seventeen, and Teen Vogue.

Zinio is a priceless resource, and it’s only for card-carrying library members! To get a library card, just visit the Ridley Township Library with a photo ID and fill out an application (a parent’s signature is required if you’re under 18).

Stay tuned for reason 6!

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Six Reasons Why YOU Need a Public Library Card, Part 4!

4. DOWNLOAD EBOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS ONTO DEVICES INCLUDING KINDLE, IPOD, IPAD, ANDROID, AND MORE!Download72bDid you know that you can access thousands of eBooks and audiobooks through the Delaware County Library System‘s digital lending library? Browse, sample, and borrow bestsellers, biographies, cookbooks, teen fiction, classics, and so much more! The selection is growing all the time, so check back often to see what’s available, develop a wishlist of titles that you want to borrow, and place holds to receive an email notification when your book is available.

This resource is for card-carrying library members only! To get a library card, just visit the Ridley Township Library with a photo ID and fill out an application (a parent’s signature is required if you’re under 18).

Stay tuned for reasons 5 and 6!

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Six Reasons Why YOU Need a Public Library Card, Part 3!

3. MÁNGO LANGUAGES: CHOOSE ONE OF OVER SIXTY LANGUAGES TO LEARN, AND CONQUER THE WORLD!MangoThe Delaware County Library System’s collection of databases provides access to Mángo Languages, which will help you learn new languages, connect with new cultures, and broaden your horizons! Mángo takes the complex process of learning a language and presents it in an approachable, fun, and effective way!

This resource is for card-carrying library members only! To get a library card, just visit the Ridley Township Library with a photo ID and fill out an application (a parent’s signature is required if you’re under 18).

Stay tuned for reasons 4 through 6!

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Six Reasons Why YOU Need a Public Library Card, Part 2!

2. ACT, SAT, PSAT, AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT PRACTICE TESTS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY.PrintThe Delaware County Library System’s collection of databases provides access to the Learning Express Library, which features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks including:

  • Skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science
  • College entrance exam test prep
  • Software skills tutorials

Helpful Video Guides walk you through how to get the most out of the Learning Express Library, from registering as a new user to downloading and using their eBooks. This resource is for card-carrying library members only! To get a library card, just visit the Ridley Township Library with a photo ID and fill out an application (a parent’s signature is required if you’re under 18).

Stay tuned for reasons 3 through 6!

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Six Reasons Why YOU Need a Library Card, Part 1!

  1. ACCESS ELECTRONIC RESOURCES THAT ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON GOOGLE!

POWER LibraryThe Delaware County Library System’s collection of databases provides access to primary sources, magazines, newspapers, and reference articles from hundreds of sources! Databases include American History Online, Consumer Health Complete, Modern World History Online, the Philadelphia Inquirer Historical Archive (1860-1922), and so much more!

These are excellent sources for research on current events, history, the environment, health, and other topics. And you won’t find any of these resources on the “free web,” a.k.a. Google. They are for card-carrying library members only! To get a library card, just visit the Ridley Township Library with a photo ID and fill out an application (a parent’s signature is required if you’re under 18).

Stay tuned for reasons 2 through 6!

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Teens’ Top Ten Giveaway!

I am so pleased to share that Ridley High School Library has been awarded a 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway! We are one of 100 libraries from around the United States that will receive a set of 25 acclaimed teen titles. These books will become part of the library and will be available for students to read and enjoy. Congratulations to my friend Kim Christensen, the Teen Librarian at Ridley Township Public Library, who has also won a set of books!

BTW, the Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” program. Teens read, nominate, and select their favorite books from the previous year from a list of 25 finalists. For more information, just click on this picture:

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