Tumble into Reading!

One of the offerings on this website is TumbleBooks – an awesome resource for preschoolers, independent readers, and older students to provide reading readiness, strengthen reading skills, provide read-alongs, view educational videos, and access ebooks and audiobooks! TumbleBooks has grown so much that it has now split into three distinct sites to reflect and the ages and skills of the students who are growing with TumbleBooks.

The TumbleBook Library offers animated, talking picture books for early readers. Text is highlighted as it is read aloud, or the reader’s voice can be silenced so the child – or parent – can read on his own. Enrichment is offered through puzzles, games, and other reading activities.

Students in upper elementary grades can move into TumbleBook Cloud Junior, an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audiobooks!

Older students can use TumbleBook Cloud for an in-depth reading experience. Enhanced novels include plot summaries, character sketches, and quizzes. Readers can highlight portions of a book and even add their own notes!

All three of the TumbleBook sites are available through West Baton Rouge Parish Library, all are fully indexed (even by lexile or Accelerated Reader level), and all offer readers a quality reading experience! Click on “Catalogs” at the top of this home page, and the TumbleBook sites will appear. Pick one and click! Your reading adventure awaits!

Beth Vandersteen, Director

Turn on. Log in. Get smart. @ lynda.com

The lynda.com Online Training Library is a massive online training resource. Using their thousands of videos, patrons are able to learn – self-paced and on-demand – topics ranging from Excel and PowerPoint to Tumblr and CSS. West Baton Rouge Parish Library has purchased 10 licenses. You will be able to login to lynda.com from the library, home or work, or any mobile device with your library card and PIN to learn from established trainers almost any technology or soft skills topic you can think of!

Enhance your technology and professional skills with this industry leader in online software training. Access anytime, anywhere! Over 100,000 video tutorials on topics such as:

– Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access etc.)
– Intuit (QuickBooks for Windows & Mac, all versions)
– Microsoft Windows and Mac OS
– Adobe Suite (Acrobat, Photoshop, etc.)
– Apple products (iPad, iPhone, etc.)
– Web and mobile app design
– Development and Programming
– Google Products
– Time management, running effective meetings, and more
– Business skills (leadership and manager fundamentals, etc.)

What do I need? A valid West Baton Rouge Parish Library card and PIN!

Where can I use it? Anywhere with Internet! The library, home or work, a mobile device.

When can I use it? Anytime! Available 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year.

This is How it Works:

Lynda.com courses are made up of a series of workshop lessons. Each workshop lesson is a 5 to 20 minutes long video. A complete course can be made up of a number of lessons and can take several hours to complete. You can easily skip or repeat lessons by using the index for each class.

Lynda.com is free to all of our patrons. Enter your library card number and PIN.

When you complete an entire course, you can print a certificate of completion.

For a full course list please visit Lynda.com and click browse the library.
If you have any questions, please call 225-342-7920.
We will be glad to help you!

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