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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.

Browse dozens of magazines – Here are a few great resources for entertaining, fun and informative mainstream article collections: Magatopia, and Fliphtml5

Pick up more information about software:  Learning Hub

Take a look at EBCSO:  to find topic heading like:

  •  Hobbies and Craft Reference Center
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center 
  • Home Improvement Reference Center


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

Hear a story from a great storyteller: Story Online, and Story Nory.

View KidLit TV to watch some of their shows like Storymakers, Read Out Loud, and Ready Set Draw!

Candlewick Press: "We’re excited to introduce Camp Candlewick, a new online reading program! Over the course of twelve weeks, young people of all ages will be encouraged to take part in shared reads, activities, and virtual events with prominent creators. "

Cabin 1: Grades 1-3, Cabin 2: Grades 3-7, Cabin 3: Grades 5-8, Cabin 4: Grades 8-12

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

And the whole family can learn about the 2020 Census together.  

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.


Tumble Books

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

Mackin - FREE Database & Lightbox Subscription! check Hundreds of FREE Mackin Classics!

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

ADULTS

Patrick Stewart reading Shakespeare Sonnets

Levar Burton  reading short stories

TEENS

Harry Potter at Home

CHILDREN

Teddy Bear Tuck in Time with Hope Friend

David Pilkey at home

Lunch Doodle with Mo Willems 

Clavish Publishing Storytime



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.

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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.

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