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Library Newsletter: March
New Materials List
We apologize for the inconvenience our card catalog is unavailable. If you have questions about availability of our material please call our service desk. All renewals and inquiries please route to our service desk @ 815-335-7050.
Winnebago Garden Club Scholarship (Application) Award $500.00 Please return your completed application and essay to the Winnebago Academic Advising Office by Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Applicants: High School Seniors attending Winnebago District #323 or reside in the Winnebago District and planning to further their education. Or if you’re not attending WHS but residing in the district, applications can be mailed to Winnebago Garden Club, PO Box 254, Winnebago, to be received by the above date.
Due to the continuing health and safety concerns surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are closed until further notice. Drop Box will be closed. PLEASE RETURN YOUR ITEMS WHEN LIBRARY RE-OPENS! Fees and fines will be waived.
Our Digital Library is always open! OverDrive Instantly borrow free ebooks and audiobooks to read on your device or Kindle. Compatible with all smart phones, tablets, computers, and eReaders. (connect) Getting Started with Overdrive Download the Libby App Video Getting Started with Libby App Having trouble? Get help with Audiobooks Overdrive App Username: Your Library Card Number Password: Your last name (lowercase)
To checkout and download eBooks and eAudiobooks from OMNI, you need: *A valid Winnebago Public Library card *Internet access *An Internet-enabled computer, smartphone, tablet, or eReader *Overdrive’s Libby app for Apple devices and computers, Android devices, or computers/devices using Windows. If you are using an eReader, search your app store for “Libby” or speak to an librarian for assistance. Overdrive allows patrons to choose lending periods of 7, 14, or 21 days. When the lending period expires, the item will no longer be accessible from your device. Help is available through the Overdrive Support website. Tumble Book Library - Over 1100 titles for grades K-6, including unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, graphic novels, math stories, national geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. K-6 children's ebook database (connect) K-6 math ebook database (connect) Gr 7-12 ebook database (connect) All ages audio book database (connect) Romance novels (connect) Multilingual books from Unite for Literacy (connect) Resource for beginner language learners who need listening practice. The books introduce vocabulary and simple sentence structures about common everyday topics through simple stories as well as questions and answers. Project Gutenberg (connect) Free public domain e-books.​ LibriVox (connect) Free public domain audiobooks DigiLibraries (connect) Free e-books in a variety of formats, including Chromebook compatible Reading and Storytimes: The Lucky Trikes Storytimes From a Short Distance (connect) Nightly live-streamed storytimes on Facebook Live at 8 p.m. Central Time Stories with author Oliver Jeffers (connect) Artist Oliver Jeffers will be reading one of his books and talking about being a writer every weekday, at 1 p.m. Central time. BiblioBoard Open access (connect) instance (connect) provides access to all the content available in BiblioBoard. Along with the educational resources, this includes independently published adult and YA novels, OERs, PopUp Picks and more. RAILS for Schools (connect) Provides streamlined access to educational content appropriate for school-aged users. Many materials are available in English and in Spanish. Access to the BiblioBoard instance is restricted. Virtual Field Trips: Access Mars (connect) Check out a 360 degree tour of Mars from the Mars Rover Yellowstone National Park (connect) Watch live footage of the Mud Volcano, Fountain Paint Pot, and more Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips (connect) STEM field trips to the Johnson Space Center, arctic tundra, and more The Vatican–Rome (connect) Tour one of the world’s most beautiful buildings. The Louvre–Paris (connect) Virtual tours of some of the historic museum’s most famous collections National Museum of Anthropology–Mexico City (connect) Collections related to the archaeology and history of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic civilizations. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art–South Korea (connect) Modern Korean art and design. Chicago Children’s Museum (connect) British Museum (connect) Interactive Timeline--Just pick a date and learn more about the thousands of artifacts that make up their collection. The Art Institute of Chicago’s Collection (connect) Searchable online and includes additional information for each artwork. National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (connect) A variety of online resources, including family activities and recorded lectures.
Educational Resources: Scholastic Learn at Home (connect) Daily projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Pre-k and up Khan Academy (connect) Free resources for ages 4-18, or a free app for ages 2-7. Requires signing up for a free account. GCF LEARNFREE (CONNECT) Goodwill Community Foundation’s site for free tutorials learning about computers, reading and math. American Panorama (connect) Digital Atlas of America uses online GIS to explore and visualize data with maps. Free. Arcademics (connect) Boost student engagement & fact fluency with our free multiplayer educational games, math games, language arts games, and more! Always Free. NASA STEM Engagement (connect) A variety of STEM-related videos, homework help, and games from NASA. PBS Learning Media (connect) Curated collection of free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans and more for Illinois teachers. Science Buddies (connect) Science Buddies offers thousands of free resources for learning STEM, including a collection of 160+ fun, hands-on STEM activities and videos. Each of our K-12 activities covers a specific STEM concept, can be done in an hour or less, and can usually be done with materials easily found at home. Spelling City (connect) Efficient game-based study of literacy skills using any word list. Currently free with code "VSCFree90". Beanstalk (connect) Educational materials focused on pre-school aged youth. Free to join during COVID-19 pandemic. Coloring Nature (connect) Coloring Nature is for children and adults. We have more than 675 FREE printable coloring pages . Our coloring categories include serious science: biomes, anatomy, animals, plants and more, plus some pure whimsy – just for fun. Always Free. History: Digital Public Library of America (connect) DPLA connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format. The cultural institutions participating in DPLA represent the richness and diversity of America itself, from the smallest local history museum to our nation’s largest cultural institutions. Illinois Digital Archives (connect) The Illinois Digital Archives is a repository for the digital collections of the Illinois State Library as well as other libraries and cultural institutions in the State of Illinois. It contains historical photographs, slides, glass negatives, oral histories, manuscripts, letters, federal government documents, postcards, posters, videos, newspapers, and maps. American Archive of Public Broadcasting (connect) Access to thousands of historic public television and radio programs. Music: The Kennedy Center Digital Stage (connect) Archive of the nation’s busiest performing arts center. Chrome Music Lab (connect) Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands- on experiments. Free. Metropolitan Opera (connect) Will live stream an opera each evening at 6:30 pm central time. The recording will stay on their homepage for 20 hours.
Houston Zoo Webcams (connect) Watch giraffes, gorillas, elephants, and more San Diego Zoo Webcams (connect) Live and recorded webcams of pandas, penguins, koalas, and other animals Virtual Farm Tours (connect) Take a tour of real farms and see what they’re like
Animals: Aquarium of the Pacific Webcams (connect) The Aquarium of the Pacific has live images of sharks, sea jellies, fish, and penguins. Monterey Bay Aquarium Webcams (connect) Check in on sea otters, moon jellies, open sea creatures, or a kelp forest.
Next Board Mtg. April 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm Agenda To Join: (connect)