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!

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Earlier this week we introduced you to Kids InfoBits, which is a great online research resrouce for kids. Today we are introducing you to one for adults. Popular Magazines is a part of Gale Resources and lets you search through thousands of magazine articles from academic journals, books, magazines and more. All in one place!

Popular Magazines provides access to the most searched magazines across the OneFile products. All of the titles are selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons and the database includes many titles recommended by Bowker’s “Magazines for Libraries.”

Take a few minutes today and check out what this program has to offer. You will need your library card number, which is the 5 digit number, beginning with a 9, on the back of you WSPL library card. Enjoy!

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 scofield@netins.net if you have any questions.

Click Here to visit the site

Online Resources

The library has tons of online resources available to our patrons to while we are all socially distancing. 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!)

March Book Madness Week 4

We have made it to our final week of voting for he March Book Madness winner! While unfortunately the library is closed, we are still able to continue our online voting. The last two books standing are If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons. You can click on the link at the bottom of this post to vote. Voting closes Friday (3/27) at 3:30 PM and we will announce the winner on Monday, March 30th at 8 am. Thanks to everyone who participated!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE

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.

www.TumbleBookLibrary.com – K-6 children’s ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books
Username: tumble735
Password: books

www.TumbleMath.com – K-6 math ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

www.TeenBookCloud.com – gr 7-12 ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

www.AudioBookCloud.com – all ages audio book database
Direct Link: https://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

www.RomanceBookCloud.com – a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Direct Link: https://www.romancebookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF MARCH 16

Welcome to our weekly blog post keeping you up to date on everything that is happening at the Wellman-Scofield Public Library. Check here for our upcoming events, important dates, and to see the list of new books being released each week. You can also follow us on Goodreads!

LIBRARY EVENTS

***ALL LIBRARY PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE***


Make an online donation to
WSPL’s Renovation Project
on our DONATION PAGE

NEW ITEMS THIS WEEK

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. 

NEW ADULT FICTION

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
Firewatching by Russ Thomas
A Refuge Assured (Large Print) by Jocelyn Green


NEW BIOGRAPHY

The Impossible First by Colin O’Brady


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street by Lauren Oliver


NEW jUNIOR fICTION auDIO bOOKS

Under the Surface (Adventures in Odyssey)


NEW JUNIOR NON-FICTION

Peanuts Vol. 8 by Charles Shulz
Garfield Thinks Big by Jim Davis


NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Families, Families, Families by Suzanne Lang

March Book Madness Week 3

Well, the real March Madness might have been canceled but since our March Book Madness is mostly done online, we are still playing away. Below are our winners from last week, which we will now be voting on this week. We have If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Vs. Mother Bruce and Pete the Cat Vs. Llama Llama Red Pajama. Be sure to vote for your favorites before Friday!

Voting for week 3 has closed

This Week @ WSPL

WEEK OF MARCH 9

Welcome to our weekly blog post keeping you up to date on everything that is happening at the Wellman-Scofield Public Library. Check here for our upcoming events, important dates, and to see the list of new books being released each week. You can also follow us on Goodreads!

LIBRARY EVENTS

Toddler Time with Megan: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

New Storytime for 3-5 Year-Olds! Starts Tuesday, March 24 @ 10:30 AM


Make an online donation to
WSPL’s Renovation Project
on our DONATION PAGE

NEW ITEMS THIS WEEK

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. 

NEW ADULT FICTION

Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain
The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves
Been There, Married That by Gigi Levangie Grazer
The Wife and the Widow by Christian White
Behind Every Lie by Christina McDonald


NEW NON-FICTION

The Third Rainbow Girl by Emma Copley Eisenberg


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Darkstalker by Tui Sutherland
Animals Everywhere by W. Awdry
The Baddest Day Ever by Aaron Blabey
Dancing at Carnival by Christine A. Platt
Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger by Louis Sachar
Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar


NEW JUNIOR NON-FICTION

Women in Science by Jen Green


NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Pokko and the Drum by Matthew Forsythe

The Cat, The Dog, Little Red, The Exploding Eggs, The Wolf and Grandma By Diane Fox
7 ate 9 by Tara Lazar
Drawn Together by Minh Le
The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds
Straw by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Once Upon a Snowstorm by Richard Johnson