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!
Don’t touch that dial! … dear patrons, because today, we will look at Newsbank: “With unmatched U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, this resource is the largest of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.”
This is an amazing resource for students doing research, for anyone seeking information, or just looking for entertainment, provided to our patrons FREE by your West Baton Rouge Parish Library. From the comfort of home or mobile phone, our library patrons can read through recent issues of 27 national news magazines, 36 Louisiana newspapers, and 2,292 newspapers and news sources from other states and national distribution: a total of 3,055 recent and high-quality news sources available for FREE with the Golden Ticket called “Your Library Card.”
1) Search is organized by twelve topics: Business & Economics, Education, Environment, Health, International Issues, Jobs and Careers, Leisure Activities, People, Politics and Government, Social Issues, Sports, and Technology.
2) Or patrons can search by the title of any of the 27 news magazines that are available for free reading with issues from the 1990s to the present for some, last few years for others.
3) 36 Louisiana newspapers date from the 2000s to the present.
4) Under “America’s News” patrons can search 2,281 state newspapers in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., four US territories, and 260 national news sources.
To access Newsbank, please visit our home page: www.wbrpl.com and click Resources at top left. In the new page, click the first box labeled Newsbank. A new page will open showing “Welcome West Baton Rouge Parish Library” at top left. You can search via the four methods above. If you need more information, please call Adult Services Librarian Luis Interiano at 225-342-7920, ext. 230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Until next time! Hasta luego! This is Librarian Lou, signing off!