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Notice​LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CONCERNS OVER THE POTENTIAL SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS

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*Some companies are offering temporary access to their online services during the COVID-19 crisis. 


No library card? No worries!

While the Library is closed, you can apply for a temporary internet-only library card. 
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WV Deli: Books on your tablet or phone!

Check out e-books, audiobooks, and streaming video for your kids on your Kindle, iPad, Android tablet, laptop or desktop computer from our on-line offerings through WV Deli. All it takes is your Ohio County Public Library card and 4-digit PIN. 

Download checked-out materials to your smartphones with the Libby app from Overdrive (for iPhones: App Store | for Android phones: Google Play).

From Berenstain Bears to Harry Potter to Louise Penny and Malcolm Gladwell, WVDeli has the most popular kids', young adult, and adult fiction and non-fiction titles. 

Visit WV Deli: Kids Mode  
Visit WV Deli: Teens Mode
Visit WV Deli: Main Collection

NOTE: If you've been in Kids mode or Teens mode, you may have to click the " < Back to Main Collection" link at the top of the WVDeli Page to return to the adult main collection. 


Hoopla: Download immediately with no waitlists

No waitlists on Pete the Cat, Captian Underpants, Lemony Snicket, or Mo Williams! Hoopla has introduced a Kids Mode, which limits available content to that appropriate for children 12 and under.

To enter Kids Mode on the Hoopla website, after you have signed in, Just click the "Kids Mode" button at the top of the page. 

Hoopla: e-books for Kids
Hoopla: Young Adult and Teens
Hoopla: Main Collection

NOTE: The first time you use Hoopla, you will need to create an account. You can do so by selecting the "Get Started" button on the homepage or through the Hoopla app (for iPhones: App Store | for Android phones: Google Play). Registration to Hoopla requires an email address and your OCPL library card. 


Method Test Prep: Online ACT & SAT test prep

Method Test Prep - Online ACT and SAT test prep

Designed to work seamlessly with students’ unique learning styles and busy schedules, Method Test Prep’s ACT and SAT prep programs help students raise their ACT scores an average of three points and their SAT scores an average of 150 points. Diagnostic evaluations, lessons, quizzes, and full-length exams help students strategically navigate the SAT and ACT by focusing on both content and test-taking techniques. Students also build their fundamental reading comprehension, grammar, and math skills.

Get your teens studying with Method Test Prep today

NOTE: Method Test Prep is available through RBdigital.The first time you use RBdigital, you will need to create an account. You can do so by selecting the "REGISTER" link in the upper right corner of the homepage or from the RBdigital app (for iPhones: App Store | for Android phones: Google Play). Registration to RBdigital requires an email address and an Ohio County Public Library card.


Transparent Language Online: Online language learning

Transparent LanguageTransparent Language Online offers the most comprehensive language-learning solution for libraries. With this flexible program, you can quickly and easily learn new languages using our wide variety of courses and activities.

Over 100 Languages (and Growing!): From Afrikaans to Zulu (and French, Russian, and Chinese in between), the number of languages available is constantly growing. Transparent Language’s proprietary EveryVoice™ technology speech-enables classic learning activities like Multiple Choice and Pronunciation Practice, allowing you to compare your pronunciation to that of a native speaker.

Transparent Language Online is available through RBdigital.The first time you use RBdigital, you will need to create an account. You can do so by selecting the "REGISTER" link in the upper right corner of the homepage or from the RBdigital app (for iPhones: App Store | for Android phones: Google Play). Registration to RBdigital requires an email address and an Ohio County Public Library card.

Start learning with Transparent Language Online today!


➤ Visit our Digital Collections page for a comprehensive list of all of the online offerings available with your OCPL library card.


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Sesame Street Ebooks: Educational children's ebooks

Sesame Street Ebooks

When you read a Sesame Street eBook with your child, you can make story time extra engaging with bright pages, audio narration, interactivity, animation, and more. Best of all, Sesame Street eBooks are ready to read anytime with an internet connection!

➤ To get started reading Sesame Street eBooks, visit http://ebooks.sesamestreet.org/ and click the Elmo login in the right-hand corner of the screen. Enter the user name, "[email protected]", and the password, "library", to gain two-week unlimited access to MORE THAN 200 Sesame Street eBooks!


Storyline Online: The World's Best Storytellers Reading Books Aloud

Storyline Online

Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading. 

Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors — like Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin,  James Earl Jones, and Betty White — reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.

Visit Storyline Online


PBS Kids: Educational videos, games, and activities 

Sesame Street Ebooks

PBS KIDS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment. With a 360-degree approach towards learning and reaching children, PBS KIDS leverages the full spectrum of media and technology to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination, and curiosity. By involving parents, teachers, caregivers, and communities as learning partners, PBS KIDS helps to empower children for success in school and in life.

Visit PBS Kids now
Visit PBS Parents for educational resources, tips, & advice


Khan Academy Kids: Online lessons in school subjects

Khan Academy Kids

The Khan Academy Kids app engages children in core subjects like early literacy, reading, writing, language, and math, while encouraging creativity and building social-emotional skills.

Khan Academy Kids was developed in collaboration with learning experts at Stanford and aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and Common Core Standards.

Download the app and start learning!


Khan Academy: Online lessons in school subjects

Khan Academy Kids

Created by experts, Khan Academy’s library of trusted, standards-aligned practice and lessons covers math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more. It’s all free!

Students practice at their own pace, first filling in gaps in their understanding and then accelerating their learning.

Sign up at Khan Academy today for free!


LearningExpress Library™: College Admissions Test Preparation

LearningExpress Library

An offering of the West Virginia Library Association (WVLA), LearningExpress Library's "College Admissions Test Preparation" module has ACT, SAT, and PSAT/NMSQT test prep, study guides and practice exams for AP Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, Lit, Statistics, Government, History, and more, and guidance for writing your college admissions essay.

For High School and Middle School students, the LearningExpress "Student Center" module has resources for improving your math, English, social studies, technology, and logic & reasoning skills. 

Thanks to the WVLA, LearningExpress Library is free for all West Virginians, though you will have to register with an email address and create a password to access exams and study guides.

Register with LearningExpress Library to get started.


Bedtime Math: Daily Math Problems to do with your Kids

Bedtime Math

Bedtime Math's charitable mission is to help kids love numbers so they can handle the math in real life. Bedtime Math makes math part of the family routine, serving up a quick bite of wacky math just for fun every day. 

These playful daily math problems are designed for kids to do with their parents, much like a bedtime story.

Visit Bedtime Math


NASA at Home: STEM activities online

NASA at Home

NASA at Home brings together a repository of binge-worthy videos and podcasts, engaging E-books on a variety of topics, do-it-yourself projects, and virtual and augmented reality tours, which include the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope and International Space Station, as well as an app that puts you in the pilot’s seat of a NASA aircraft.

NASA at Home: Index Page
NASA Science Lessons Grades K-2
NASA Science Lessons Grades 3-5
NASA Science Lessons Grades 6-8
NASA Science Lessons Grades 9-12


Typing Club: Gamified activities to improve keyboarding skills

Typing Club

Learn touch typing online using Typing Club's free typing courses with a full range of experiences from games, videos, and different typing challenges makes learning fun. Level up and earn badges as you improve your skills. You can practice each lesson over and over to at least get all three stars. It really doesn't take much to learn touch typing, a few minutes a day for one to two weeks and you will be a pro!

Get typing with Typing Club! 


CODE.org: Learn Computer Science from Home!

Code dot org

Learn how to craft animations and games with characters that run, jump, and fly, design simple web pages using HTML and CSS, and use blocks or JavaScript to design an app. Lessons range for kids age 4-18.

Create an account to save your progress and projects. Or just start coding - no account needed. All courses are available at no cost.

CODE.org: For Kids grade K-5
CODE.org: For Kids Grades 6-12 


WVInfoDepotthe West Virginia eLibrary

WVInfoDepot

WVInfoDepot is an anywhere, anytime library that you can access from your home pc, school library, or mobile device. WVInfoDepot provides access to millions of magazine and newspaper articles, ebooks, digital images, test preparation, primary source materials and more.

WVInfoDepot.org is funded by the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) via the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the West Virginia Library Commission. Additional resource funding is provided by the State of West Virginia.

West Virginians can explore online articles and images from popular magazines, scholarly journals, current newspapers, and other reference works through WVInfoDeport.org or through their public library website. Some resources listed below may ask you to enter a username and password to continue.

Most WVInfoDepot.org resources use the following login:
User Name:
west  |  Password: Virginia20!

World Book is an exception and uses the following:
User Name: 4west  |  Password: virginia

LearningExpress Library and Job & Career Accelerator have separate logins. Each user will have to create their own personal user name and password directly on those sites.

Start searching and learning with WVInfoDepot
View a full list of databases available through WVInfoDepot


Explora: Online Research materials for School Kids

Ebsco ExploraEbsco's Explora provides students with a starting point for research with a simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents to help successful research. Students can also browse by topic: Arts & Literature, Biography, Business & Government, Current Issues, Geography, Health, History, or Science & Math.

Multiple versions of the Explora interface provide unique, age-appropriate content with reading level indicators (Lexile Measures) to simplify the discovery of texts that match students’ reading abilities.

NOTE: Explora is an offering of the West Virginia Library Association (WVLA). Access may require the following login information. 
User Name: west  |  Password: Virginia20!

Start researching with Explora Primary (PreK-Grade 5)
Start researching with Explora Middle & High School (Grade 5-12)


World Book Online: Reliable information for homework, reports, or general questions

Code dot orgWorld Book Kids for elementary users includes lesson plans, science activities, comparable animal and geography features, interactive maps, challenging games, and biographies.

World Book Student has content for middle-grade users and includes resources where users can save, notate, and organize articles, biographies, and other content.

World Book Advanced is specifically organized for high school and pre-college users and contains all of the resources of World Book Student plus primary source materials.

NOTE: World Book Online is an offering of the West Virginia Library Association (WVLA). Access to World Book Online requires the following log in information. 
User Name: 4west  |  Password: virginia

Start learning with World Book Online


Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources For Kids:

NPR Article: What Kids Want To Know About Coronavirus (Comic Strip)
PBS Kids: How You and Your Kids Can De-Stress During Coronavirus
➤ Coloring SheetSeasame Street (Elmo) - How to wash your hands (.pdf)
Download and print: Free Handwashing Posters from the CDC
➤ CDC Handwashing videos: English  |  Spanish
Worksheets: COVID-19 Time Capsule work pages (.pdf)
Coloring Book: CDC's "Coping After a Disaster" Activity Book (.pdf)
Story Book: "I am a Virus" (.pdf)
Online Resources: List of Sites for Families to Use While School is Closed (.pdf)

➤ View all of our local COVID-19 resources


Temporary access:


TumbleBookLibrary: Free access through August 31, 2020

TumbleBooksLibrary

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of e-books for children.  They are a great way to encourage tech-savvy kids to enjoy reading!

There are over 250 animated, talking picture books! The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles!

Start reading with Tumblebooks - no login necessary!


Audible Stories: Free access through the end of the school year

Audible Stories

For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Explore the Audible Stories collection, select a title and start listening.  It's that easy.


Abdo Digital Library: Free access through June 2020

Abdo Elementary Digital Bookshelf

Abdo Digital is your online source for learning! Abdo Digital offers more than 3,500 eBooks. Search books by grade group, genre, subject, format, or title for kids age Pre-K through grade 6. Abdo eBooks feature innovative interactivity that allows for bookmarks, table of contents and thumbnail access, "page-turning," and more features that provide an easy, intuitive reading experience for young readers.

Start reading with Abdo's Elementary Digital Bookshelf


Abdo Zoom Online Databases: Free access through June 2020

Abdo Zoom Online Database

Abdo Zoom is a database tool for PreK–2 learners that provides online research for beginning readers. This exciting collection will have young researchers zooming into their favorite content in-depth, at reading levels suited to individual skills.

Information is organized into digestible chapters with high-quality educational videos for each topic, built-in literacy tools, such as read-along audio and text highlighting. Zoom In sections lets learners discover featured facts, statistics, maps, and more.

Start exploring on Abdo Zoom!


Abdo Digital Library: Free access through June 2020

Abdo Secondary Digital Bookshelf

Abdo Digital is your online source for learning! Abdo Digital offers more than 3,500 eBooks. Search books by grade group, genre, subject, format, or title for kids grade 5-12. Abdo eBooks feature innovative interactivity that allows for bookmarks, table of contents and thumbnail access, "page-turning," and more features that provide an easy, intuitive reading experience for young readers.

Start reading with Abdo's Secondary Digital Bookshelf


TIME for Kids Digital Magazine: Free access through the end of the school year

Time for Kids Magazine

TIME for Kids is a weekly magazine for elementary school students. With exclusive access to TIME’s award-winning content, TIME for Kids is uniquely positioned to teach kids to recognize and value authentic and trustworthy journalism. The magazine provides age-appropriate stories kids are excited about, information just for kids that explains the world around them, journalism that teaches news literacy, and instructional materials that are aligned to Common Core and state standards.

Editions are available for Grade K-1, Grade 2, Grade 3-4, and Grade 5-6. Sign-up is required for access to free digital issues of one of the four grade-specific editions of TIME for Kids. 

Register at TIME for Kids here.


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