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Back-to-School Support


With the start of school just days away, don't forget your most important supply: a library card! The Library offers several resources to help support students and their families throughout the school year. Learn more about what’s available to you with a library card and set yourself up for back-to-school success!


1. If you haven’t already, visit your preferred library location to get a card today.

2. If your card is lost or damaged, stop by any time throughout the month of September for a free replacement.

3. Start exploring some of our awesome (and totally free) library resources! 

  • Explora Public Libraries
    • This user-friendly platform has a Google-like interface for searching multiple databases to meet your research needs.  
  • Gale in Context: Elementary
    • Geared toward beginning researchers from Kindergarten through Grade 5, this platform offers curriculum-related, age appropriate content on a wide range of topics including geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports, and more.
  • Learning Express Library
    • View tutorials to improve your basic math, reading, and writing skills, learn about in-demand careers, and prepare for NCLEX-RN, GED®, ACT®, SAT*, AP* exams.
  • Rosetta Stone
    • Need language support? Rosetta Stone offers interactive language courses for 30 different languages, including English as a second language.
    • Get homework help, write your paper, or perfect your resume with Students in grades K-12 and intro-level college can meet with live tutors for coursework and job seeking support.

Visit our website to view additional databases like Universal Class and General OneFile to support your research and learning needs as well as resources like Teen Health & Wellness and Gale Health & Wellness that can help support your personal well-being throughout the year. 


Use our online catalog to explore books in the collection or stop by and browse the stacks in person. In addition to what’s available at the library, we also have thousands of ebook and audiobook titles available through our Overdrive and Hoopla platforms. 

If you need a quiet space to study or somewhere to work on a group project, try reserving a room! Patrons can reserve a study space at any of our library locations with their library card. View our online room reservation page to see what’s available and learn more about booking a room.

If you’re new to research, or the library in general, you can always ask a librarian! It is our job (and our passion!) to connect library patrons to the information they need. Whether it’s finding reliable and trustworthy resources for a research assignment, providing book recommendations to inspire your next project, showing you how to use our online databases or catalog, we are here to assist you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us in person, by phone, or send us your questions online by clicking the green “Ask a Librarian” tab on the right side of our website.

Wishing you a wonderful start to your 2022-2023 school year. We hope to see you at the library soon! 

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