Online Resource: Transparent Language

Today, we are telling you about another great online resource that our patrons have free access to. Transparent Languages gives you everything you need to learn a new language and practice it all online. This resource is great for most ages and all you will need is your library card. The first time you log on, you will need to sign up for an account using your library card number. Just think, with all the extra free time you might have right now, you could start learning a new language today.

Transparent Language Online offers the most comprehensive language-learning solution for libraries. With this flexible program, you can quickly and easily learn new languages using our wide variety of courses and activities.

Take a few minutes today and checkout Transparent Languages and all they have to offer!

This Week @ WSPL


Welcome to our weekly blog post keeping you up to date on everything that is happening at the Wellman-Scofield Public Library.

Safety is of the utmost importance here at the Wellman-Scofield Public Library. Therefore, we will remain closed until June 1st as we continue to plan for a phased re- opening of the library. Our digital library is always available. Curbside pickup is now available. Our book drop is open. Please remain patient while we navigate a “new normal”. Please continue to access our online resources
located on our website
We continue to post several updates and activities on our Facebook page.




This week we are releasing our collection of Iowa Children’s Choice Award books for 2020-21! Check out the full list below and click on any title for a GoodReads review.

Tumble Book Resources

We’ve got a great online resource to share with you! Tumble Books has generously offered free access to their online collections of kid, teen and adult books as well as their other great resources. Check out the links below. This resource is available to our patrons until August 31, 2020. – K-6 children’s ebook database
Direct Link:
Username: tumble735
Password: books – K-6 math ebook database
Direct Link:
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6 – gr 7-12 ebook database
Direct Link:
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6 – all ages audio book database
Direct Link:
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6 – a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Direct Link:
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

Online Resource: BrainFuse

Here is another great online resource for our patrons. Brainfuse is the new online resource provider for career services, test prep, and software tutorials for Iowa libraries and Iowa Work Centers. From academic tutoring to career coaching, Brainfuse offers innovative services designed to meet patron needs. Users decide how they want to acquire a skill or grasp a concept, and Brainfuse gives them the tools to master it. BrainFuse is completely free to use! You can create an account if you would like to be able to save your progress, but your don’t have to. Take a few minutes to check it out and see how it can work for you!

Click HERE to access BrainFuse.

Online Resource: Kids InfoBits

Today, we are going to be highlighting another great library resource; Kids InfoBits. If you have kids at home from school right now who have school work to do or who you are homeschooling, this is a great resource for you. This is a place you can send kids to research all kinds of subjects without worrying about age-appropriate content. Take a minute today and checkout everything that Kids InfoBits has to offer. You will need your library card number to enter the site. And if you haven’t used it online before, you need to enter the 5 digits (located on the back of your WSPL library card) that begin with the number 9. You can always email us at if you have any questions.

Click Here to visit the site

Online Resources

The library has many online resources available to our patrons while our doors are closed. You can head over to our online resources page and check them our for yourself. Or you can follow along each day as we highlight a different resource and tell you about how it might benefit your life.

We are going to start with a little bit about Gale Resources. Gale has a multitude of different programs to utilize. From Chilton Library, which offers extensive information on auto repairs, to Health and Medicine, where you can find reliable health information. You can go to our Gale Resources page and browse all 42 different resources now. This all is completely free and made available to you as a library patron. There are programs for kids and adults and everyone in between. We recommend that you take the next few minutes just to look through what Gale offers and see if there is anything there that could enrich your life (we bet there is!)

This Week @ WSPL


Welcome to our weekly blog post keeping you up to date on everything that is happening at the Wellman-Scofield Public Library.

Even though the library is currently closed because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have
been busy behind the scenes getting ready processing and cataloging books so we can begin
curbside pickup and for our eventual reopening. Please continue to access our online resources
located on our website
. We continue to post several updates and activities on our Facebook page.




Here are some of the new items hitting our shelves this week. If you’d like to know more about any item, simply click on the title for a Goodreads or Common Sense Media review. To view a complete list of recently released books from WSPL from the last 6 weeks, check out our New Books page. 


Long Bright River by Liz Moore
Blindside by James Patterson
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian
Tranquility Falls by Davis Bunn
The Boy From the Woods by Harlan Coben
Death Stalks the Rangers by James J. Griffin
The Other Mrs. By Mary Kubica
Fearless by Fern Michaels
The New Husband by Daniel Palmer


Things You Won’t Say by Sarah Pekkanen


The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100 by Dam Biettner


The House of Kennedy by James Patterson

Next week we will highlight some of our new children’s books. Look for upcoming information
about the summer library program as well.

Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Do you know someone who blind or physically handicapped and could benefit braille, large print, or digital audio recording materials?? The Iowa Library for the B;ind and Physically Handicapped could help!

“The Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped provides books and other materials in alternative formats to Iowa residents who are unable to read standard print materials. Thousands of books are available in a variety of formats: Braille, large print, digital audio recordings, print/Braille, descriptive video, and electronic text mailed to your home. Registered readers may also download audio and Braille books and magazines online.” (BARD).

Check out this quick video for a summary on what they have to offer.

Library services are available at no cost to Iowans of any age who cannot read traditional print materials because of a visual disability, physical disability, or physically-based reading disability.

If you would like more information on these services, please email us here at the library at

Using WSPL Online Catalog

While the library remains closed to the public we are starting to do curbside pick up of books on Monday, May 4th. If you would like to browse through our online catalog to see what books are available for check out, here is a past blog post that walks you through the steps of logging on and searching our items and even placing a hold. Please let us know if you have any questions!



For our Tech Tuesday post today we are going to showcase how you can utilize our library’s online catalog to not only search our collection from home but to also access your library account without setting foot in the library.

If you’ve visited our website lately, you might have noticed a link on the homepage for our Online Catalog. This link will take you to our catalog site where you can search by title, subject, or author.


Once on the catalog site you can log on to your library account by clicking the Log In link at the top of the page. The first time you log in you will use your 5 digit library card number (beginning with the #9) and your (capitalized) last name as your password. You can create a custom password after logging in. Once logged in, you should see your name at the top of the page which will take you to your account information. From there you can access and update your contact information, see what you have checked out, what books you have a hold on, and any late charges on your account!


Feel free to email us at with any questions!