Strategic Planning Survey:
YOU. ARE. BDPL.
Boyce Ditto Library is looking at its intermediate and long term future. You will determine the goals, roles, and location of future services.
BOYCE DITTO LIBRARY REMOTE RESOURCES FOR FUN, SELF-HELP, AND LEARNING
Did you know that many of the Library’s resources are available online?
Here are just some of the things you can do from home:
Adult discovery and relaxation time:
Check out an eBook - Go to our “North Texas On the Go” web page link to download all your favorite new books.
Pick up more information about software: Learning Hub
Take a look at EBCSO: to find topic heading like:
Children and teens might enjoy:
Learning about career options and preparing for the SAT or other tests:
This is a great time for teens to practice the driver’s test.
Learning about social issues like climate change.
View KidLit TV to watch some of their shows like Storymakers, Read Out Loud, and Ready Set Draw!
OverDrive’s COVID Response Collections are helping libraries meet the unprecedented demand for digital books in their communities. This growing collection supplements your catalog with unlimited simultaneous use ebooks and audiobooks at no cost to your library. These specially curated titles are perfect for student summer reading programs, digital book clubs, community reading events, and general inventory support. Check them out here.
Art and Design Learn at Home from Online School Center.
GREAT FAMILY CONVERSATIONS
Reread a best classic with your children and have a conversation about the best lessons from these exceptional stories.
Explore the World of Wonders with Wonderopolis.
|TumbleBookLibrary - K-6 children’s ebook database|
TumbleMath - K-6 math ebook database
TeenBookCloud - grade 7-12 ebook database
AudioBookCloud - all ages audio book database
RomanceBookCloud - a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Other Free Digital Content
|Steam Ahead at Home - In response to the needs of library staff and their patrons who are practicing self-isolation and social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), STAR Net and its NASA@ My Library project has developed a special collection of resources through a new “STEAM Ahead @ Home” initiative|
Class Central - Discover thousands of FREE online courses and MOOCs from top universities and companies on Class Central.
Librivox - Read. LibriVox audiobooks are read by volunteers from all over the world. Perhaps you would like to join us? Volunteer. Listen.
Open Library - Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.
PDF Book World - PDF Books World offers free eBooks on fiction, non-fiction, academic, textbooks, and children’s categories for download online in high-quality PDF format.
Project Gutenberg - Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them, or read them online.
Tubi - Watch Free HD Movies and TV Shows Online.Xumo - is here to entertain, engage and inform everyday people in every aspect of their lives by delivering a personal, valuable media experience
ONLINE STORYTIME RESOURCES
Patrick Stewart reading Shakespeare Sonnets
Levar Burton reading short stories
Teddy Bear Tuck in Time with Hope Friend
David Pilkey at home
Get an account and a card
If you live in Mineral Wells or Palo Pinto County, open your account for free. Those outside the area pay a small, annual fee to have an account at the Boyce Ditto Public Library.
What We Do
The Boyce Ditto Public Library provides free library services for Mineral Wells and the Palo Pinto County community. We inform, enrich, support, and empower our citizens by promoting lifelong learning opportunities and a love of reading.
The databases offered by the Library unlock even more with sites for workforce readiness, current business news and children’s digital learning. The ID and password required to access these database resources are free and available to all account holders.
Use the Portal to Texas History
The Library has over 11,000 files of Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County and Texas history online. As one of the many organizations who has partnered with University of North Texas to make historical documents, newspapers, and photographs free and accessible, the Library values the heritage and uniqueness of the area.