The start of this school year might be a bit more challenging than most for teachers, parents, and students. Know that your West Baton Rouge Parish Library is here to help! We have items that are available to help teachers with resource materials, like these titles and more:
We also have books on every level imaginable to supplement classroom collections or to check out and take home – easy readers, concept books, Newbery Award winners, Coretta Scott King Award books, Caldecott Award and other picture books, reference books, encyclopedias, and more. Reinforce a math or science lesson with a DVD, or reward students’ hard work with a Friday movie! Check out magazines like “Your Big Back Yard,” “American Girl,” “National Geographic for Kids,” or “Ranger Rick” to provide reading enrichment.
Remember that the Library offers “HomeworkLouisiana” – a connection to live, certified tutors Sunday through Thursday from 2:00 to 10:00 p.m. Visit www.wbrpl.com from anywhere to connect with your library card. The SkillsCenter Resource Library is available 24/7, and the Adult Education and Career Center is available from Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Library materials will also be brought by bookmobile and van to schools and community stops as well. Child care facilities will receive books and storytimes. Watch for new programs that will be coming up – Cubelets Robotics classes, Lego Club, theater performances, holiday projects, and even “ice skating” at the Library! Make it a great school year – with your West Baton Rouge Parish Library!
WORLD BOOK! A whole world enclosed in a book of many volumes. It is a vision of what information seeking was and still is – because World Book is now online.
To access all the World Book products, our patrons would have to pay hundreds of dollars per year, but the Golden Ticket called Your Library Card gets you a world of learning and fun for FREE because West Baton Rouge Parish Library provides our patrons with free access.
To find it, go to our web page: www.wbrpl.com and click the “Resources” button at top left(ish). On the next page, scroll down to find the Resource box labeled “World Book” and click it. You will jump off and land on the World Book Super Page.
Six of the resources offered are: Kids, Student, Advanced, Timeline, Discover, and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (Discoveries Student Encyclopedia) in Spanish.
The Student, Advanced, and Timeline resources have been redone and are truly fantastic! They bring in photos and graphics to enhance results, and searching is very easy with the ability for students to store information in their own separate (free) accounts for later research.
The new World Book E-Books resource contains several thousand ebooks in nineteen categories like Animals, Arts & Crafts, Biographies & Autobiographies, Environment, Fiction & Literature, Health, High Interest, History, Humor, Mathematics, Mysteries & Thrillers, Mythology, Non-Fiction, Science & Nature, Social Studies, Space, Transportation, Puzzles, and Graphic Non-Fiction (illustrated knowledge). There are also 1,500+ Classic Ebooks from Shakespeare to Shelley, Darwin to Dickens, and Tolstoy to Twain.
All of these resources are available to you from home, so you can research or enjoy them at any time. If you need help in learning how to navigate them, please drop into one of our weekly basic computer and internet classes – COINS – on Tuesday evenings, 6 – 7:30 PM and Wednesday mornings, 11 AM – 12:30 PM, or call to schedule 15 minutes of personal instruction. During open library hours, you can also call from home to get help by phone: 225-342-7920 ext. 230, Luis Interiano, Adult Services Librarian.
We are looking forward to hearing from you, our patrons, what you think about the usability and value of these free resources. Please call us or message via our website.
Until next time, this is…Librarian Lou, signing off!