Keep library card handy for back-to-school

Mary Pom ClaiborneOur Town Youth

The starting bell for school is just around the corner. Getting back into the swing of things can take a minute, but the library is here to help. But you don’t have to be enrolled in school to continue learning. In school or not, keep your library card handy for these services:

Brain Fuse help now provides live tutors, homework help, skills building and test preparation.

Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection has primary sources for your history assignments including historic maps, photographs, and manuscripts.

Flipster allows you to read current magazines and their back issues online or download to your mobile device. Titles include National Geographic, Newsweek, The New Yorker and many others.

Gale Ebooks provides encyclopedias for every homework subject, even math. Includes selections not in your school’s collection.

LinkedIN Learning is the popular e-learning platform with thousands of video tutorials for writing, music, audio/video production, photography, programming, and more.

Newspapers from current and historical articles on issues, events, people, and more. Start with Proquest Historical Newspapers and Newsbank. Includes newspapers not in your school’s collection.

Salem Online provides a collection of reference books covering health, history, literature, science and social issues.

Mary Pom Claiborne is assistant director for marketing, communications and development for Knox County Public Library


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