Parents! Teachers! Plumb Library now subscribes to World Book Online! Go to the Online Services tab on our website at www.plumblibrary.com, and click on the World Book Online link. You'll find World Book Kids, which includes activities, games, short videos, and printables for ages 3-12. World Book Students has activities and information for older students. Again, this can be accessed if your library card barcode starts with the numbers 23548. Take some time to explore the site. They have added extra services.
For your students:
Universal Class: Teens and Adults can take a free online class with Universal Class. Choose from over 500 online classes.Take classes on topics such as Astronomy, Marine Biology, American Civil War, World History, Essay Writing, and 500 more. Participants interact by email with a real teacher, and can get a certificate upon finishing the class. Be sure your library card starts with 23548.
Transparent Language:If you have younger kids at home, Transparent Language offers Kidspeak in French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Chinese. Use your library card to set up an account if the first five digits are 23548. If your High School or Junior High School student is studying a language, they can practice using the regular language lessons, which include French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin. They can have their own accounts with their own library cards.
Driving Tests: Teens working toward their Learner's Permit can practice using the Free Practice Permit Tests.
The Statewide Databases: search hundreds of databases, plus Encyclopedia Britannica and the Boston Globe. Print out full articles or abstracts.
For adults or for fun:
RBDigital for Audiobooks:Downloadable audio books. Load the app to your portable device to access your magazines and audio books in one convenient place. Audiobooks checkout and will automatically return in one week. Audiobooks are renewable if no one is waiting. Available to Rochester-based cards starting with 23548
RBDigital for Magazines:Download copies of current magazines with the ultimate digital magazine service. The downloads are yours to keep. Load the app to your portable device to access your magazines in one convenient place. Available to Rochester-based cards starting with 23548
Freegal: download and keep music from the Sony Music Library and other sources. Patrons can download three songs per library card per week, or can stream playlists for 3 hours per day for free. Create your own playlist. Available to Rochester-based cards starting with 23548.
RomanceBookCloud: A huge collection of Romance novels for adults, provided by Tumblebooks.
Overdrive/Libby: download free ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and videos with any library card.
Friends Clothing Drive
THE CLOTHING DRIVE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Please do not leave any donations at this time.
Plumb Library Knitters and Crocheters
Knitters and Crocheters of all skill levels meet at the library every Monday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Why not join us? Chocolate is always served.
WHILE THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED, COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR FELLOW KNITTERS ON THE PLUMB LIBRARY GROUP ON RAVELRY. Click the link to access Ravelry, a great resource for patterns, yarn, and chat with other knitters/crocheters/weavers.
Storytime News: Spring Session Cancelled
The Spring storytime session scheduled to begin 3/24 and end May 1 has been cancelled. However, Ms. Lisa has created a weekly Spring Storytime @ Home program for all registered families. Each Wednesday, until April 29, Ms. Lisa will email a storytime plan for families to do at home! Please look for an email from her which was sent last Wednesday, March 25, for a storytime about manatees! Use Tumblebooks for the book, and Ms. Lisa's instructions and printouts to re-create the Plumb Library storytime experience. If anyone else is interested in receiving these emailed storytimes, please email Ms. Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Vinny and Toe Jam Puppet Band has created some online fun. Access their Facebook page or click this link
The 2020 Census is Here!
Every 10 years, the US Census Bureau undertakes a mammoth task: counting all the people residing in the United States. This count affects the allocation of funding for our community’s public resources (e.g., roads, hospitals, schools), how we plan for the future, and our voice in government. This year, the count will be taken online. The link is secure, and your information is not shared with any other government agency. If you received a postcard with an access code, login to complete the form. You can also call the 800 number listed on the postcard and use the same access code. If you did not receive a postcard, you can log into the online Census form using your address. It should not take more than 15 minutes to complete the form, and your information is secure.
Learn more about the importance of the 2020 Census and how to participate: 2020census.gov.
Book Groups cancelled.
ALL BOOK GROUPS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
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