Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Free eResources for FCPL Cardholders - eBooks for Kids!

Have your kids read through their stack of picture books a time or two (or three!)? Have they finished reading all of the Dog Man and The Babysitters Club graphic novels?

FCPL has eResources just for your young readers. You can find some of their favorite books as well as find some new gems! Choose eKids from our eLibrary or the links below to access these great eBook and eAudiobook collections.

OverDrive Kids (Grades PreK-5)

E-Read Kids

TumbleBook Library (Grades K-4)

TumbleBookcloud Junior (Grades 3-6)

TumbleMath (PreK-5)

Sesame Street eBooks 

Rourke Nonfiction eBooks (Grades K-8)

RBdigital

All of these resources can be accessed with your library card number and pin. Most students enrolled in Forsyth County Schools have a virtual library card that can be accessed with their student ID number and PIN.

Stephani Lindsey
Youth Specialist

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Free eResources for FCPL Cardholders – Learning Express Library

Do you need help with test preparation?  Look no further than your library’s website. FCPL offers Learning Express Library, a free online resource in the eResources section of FCPL's eLibrary.

Find it under Education and Test Preparation or in the Jobs and Careers section. Learning Express Library offers free tutorials and practice tests for the SAT, ACT, AP exams, and even the TOEFL iBT and IELTS tests.  But that’s not all!  It also includes test preparation for the GRE, the MCAT, and the LSAT; as well as for nursing, law enforcement, and many other degrees and certifications. Patrons can also prepare for the GED and other high school equivalency exams.

Students from 4th grade through college can brush up on their skills in all subjects, and high school and college students can prepare for the college placement exams.  College graduates and those looking for a career change can investigate career matching and other resources to enhance their careers. There are even resources for adults wishing to improve their math, writing, or grammar skills. There is something for everyone in this resource!

Once you are in the database, simply create a Learning Express Library account to access the tutorials and practice tests. Use your Forsyth County Library barcode or username and the PIN you chose when you signed up for your library card. It is a four-digit or more number that you chose and you are allowed ten tries to get it right. To reset a forgotten pin, click on the my account tab and then, Forgot your Pin?  Students who attend public school in Forsyth County can use their student ID number as their library barcode. Help is available through Ask a Librarian.

Jeanne McMahan
Information Specialist - MLS

Friday, April 3, 2020

Free eResources for FCPL Cardholders - eAudiobooks

Did you know FPCL’s digital library contains thousands of audiobooks for patrons to download and listen to on their personal devices?

It’s easy to create free accounts in RBDitial and OverDrive.  All you need is your library card and PIN.

Browse genres in RBDigital or search by collection in OverDrive.  Listen to a preview to find one you like. You can place holds for waitlisted titles like Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, or search for items with immediate availability using Filter by Availability in RB Digital or Available Now in OverDrive.

Both eAudiobook formats offer titles for adults and juveniles. Fans of our most popular juvenile series can enjoy listening to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Magic Tree House books from their smartphone or other devices.        

The Libby app offers step-by-step instructions to help patrons utilize the library's digital collection.

All Forsyth County residents can register for a free library card online. Students in Forsyth County Public Schools can even use their student id number as their library card. Existing cardholders can reset forgotten PIN numbers here.

Check out something from our eAudiobook collection today and enjoy it wherever you are.

Alicia Cavitt
Information Services