The 2020-2021 faculty 12 months is right here and it’s actually starting in another way than any of us would have envisioned. The mission of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Corridor, although, has not modified. We’re nonetheless right here to welcome, to tell, to entertain and to interact the members of our neighborhood and people within the area spherical about of their pursuit of lifelong studying.
We reopened our doorways to the general public on July 13, and have been gratified to see lots of our regulars return, together with a variety of new patrons who’re looking our stacks, utilizing the computer systems and printing companies and discovering a cushty place to check. We sit up for being a useful resource for college kids of all ages and their households as they navigate these uncharted waters of education within the time of covid-19.
Whether or not your loved ones is homeschooling, going to cyber faculty, beginning out the semester with on-line studying or in school, we now have the sources that will help you achieve success. You’ll be able to entry our card catalog at CarnegieCarnegie.org. The entire public libraries in Allegheny County share their collections, so if we don’t have the merchandise that you’re searching for, you may order it without cost from one other library and have it delivered for choose up on the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Corridor.
When you have reluctant readers at house, the trick helps them to search out one thing that may picque their pursuits and get them began studying. Don’t fear a lot about format or content material. It’s the act of studying, the pleasures of studying that you simply need to encourage!
We additionally provide Reader Advisory (RA) companies on the library. Readers tells us what they’re taken with, or what they like and we ask just a few questions and discover one thing that they may get pleasure from. Your library card unlocks one other strategy to get RA companies. Our On-line Assets web page offers you entry to NoveList Ok-8 Plus, a web based RA program. (Our web site additionally has NoveList for teenagers and adults on the identical web site).
When you’re there, browse the opposite sources obtainable. There’s a youngsters’s, teen and grownup part. They’ve databases, language-learning pages like Mango and Little Pim. EBSCO Studying Specific has assist for algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus together with a apply checks for lots of the Superior Placement Exams.
Remember to try free apps Libby, Hoopla and Flipster, all to be used in your cellphones, tablets or computer systems. Flipster means that you can borrow magazines. Libby affords ebooks, whereas Hoopla affords ebooks, audiobooks, TV packages and flicks. You’ll be able to obtain these apps from our web site. Whereas Libby operates like a standard library with a finite variety of copies to lend at a time, Hoopla has an infinite variety of copies that may be borrowed on the similar time. That is excellent for ebook golf equipment the place you want a number of copies at one time.
In case you don’t have a pc or printer at house, we now have computer systems that you should utilize on the library. We began a brand new program in August. To help with distant studying, elementary, highschool and school college students might make up 50 copies per thirty days without cost.
We additionally mortgage hotspots to our Carnegie patrons for per week. A hotspot means that you can join your cellphone, pill or laptop computer to the web wherever you might be. We’re comfortable that will help you together with your know-how questions and provide one on one courses.
All of this info could seem a bit of overwhelming, however whether or not with navigating the catalog or with increased tech challenges, we’re right here that will help you. Try our web site at www.CarnegieCarnegie.org give us a name at 412-276-3456 x2. The library is open Monday by way of Saturday.
JoLynne Dougherty is the Youth Companies Coordinator on the Carnegie Carnegie.
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