While I was on the library website I started exploring some of the things that they offer online, either for free or with a library card. I am excited about using many of their offerings in the fall with my students. I can't wait to explore some of the audio books that can be downloaded (and sometimes even burned to a CD) with some students via Overdrive. (I am feeling very excited about keeping my Audible.com credits for myself; call me greedy!) You can search if your library has access to Overdrive on their search site or at your library's site.
In addition my public library offers access to the following paid online services for free with your library card as well:
- Salem Health (an online medical and health library)
- Learning Express Services (test tutorials and practice tests for GED, GRE, US Citizenship, Middle School Reading, etc)
- Global Road Warrior (travel planning and travel advice)
- Rosetta Stone (foreign language software online)
Did you know that my public library is so cool they have a Myspace page? Yours might too.
What does your public library offer?