Friday, July 27

Time for School!

Your Library has a great tool to add to your school supply list, a FREE library card. Anyone living, working, or attending school in Rankin, Scott, Simpson, or Smith counties is eligible for a card. A library card can benefit the youngest student just starting, the high school senior planning her future, or the life-long learner as he seeks career changes. And, not only can you find this in your library, but the library's website has many resources you may use at home or the office.

MAGNOLIA - Full text databases; magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference materials. There are search engines geared to age levels to make homework help easy. Searchasaurus for the elementary student; Kids Search for the middle school student; and Student Research Center for high school student. Each database can be searched alone for the researcher with specific interest, such as the Consumer Health Complete or the Business Interface. Ask at your library for the MAGNOLIA access code.

Auto Repair Reference Center - 26,000 Domestic and Imported vehicles from 1945 to present, 70,000 technical service bulletins & recalls, wiring diagrams, factory drawings, step-by-step photos, specifications & maintenance schedules, and MORE!- Contact your Library for the access code.

Electronic Reference Books - Full text reference books (with pictures) on history, biographies, literature, countries, animals, and science for middle and high school students. Contact your Library for the access code.

Heritage Quest - Genealogy databases. Enter your Library Card barcode to access this database.

Learn-A-Test - Practice for ACT, SAT, GED, and so much more. This now includes self-paced computer tutorials; learn to master Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more! Contact your Library to create an account.

Rosie's Web/Online Catalog - This is the libraries' online catalog. You may search for audio, video, and books; make requests and have your items delivered to your local library for pick-up, and check your patron any time of the day, from any computer!

Quick Reference - This is a collection of hand-picked reference websites, sorted by subject, to help with quick answers. It's a great "first stop" for homework help, general questions, and even NEWS.

Web Resource Library - This is even a bigger collection of hand-picked websites, sorted in Dewey Decimal order, just like the library book shelves. Find reputable websites for most any subject you are interested in.

Online Book Clubs - Want help finding something good to read? Have a chapter a day sent to your email address. Read the selection through the week and if you want to finish reading the book, just check with your library.

NextReads - Still want help finding something good to read? Have a list of books sent to your email address on subjects or genres that you like to read. Each entry contains a picture of the front cover (sometimes you really can tell alot about a book by it's cover!), a short blurb about the book and a link to Rosie's Web so you can request the book be sent to your library for pick-up. All from your email!

Early Email Notification - Another GREAT email service...tell the staff at your library that you want to register your email address for Early Email Notification. That's all it takes! We will send you an email three days before your library items are due. You can even have your child's items emailed to your email address!

CMRLS Tool Bar - Download this to have library links placed right on your browser page. It's a direct link to Rosie's Web/Online Catalog, Quick Reference, news, and weather! Your information is not stored anywhere and there is no SPAM sent to your email address.

Email Reference - If you can't get to the library for homework help or help with a question, email us! There is a short form to fill out, and Monday-Thursday, 10-8, Friday 10-5, and Saturday, 10-4 we will help you with your questions.

It's time for school, do you have your library card?