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Back to School - At Home Resources

Check out our compilation of educational resources as you tackle the new school year!

Creating an "at-home" classroom

With each school adopting different teaching schedules this year, it’s possible that students may be spending a few extra days at home. Check out these links for tips on how to create a productive learning environment at home.

Digital Resources by Age Group

Your library card gives you access to endless amount of information, both at the library and online. Check out our carefully curated online resources for all age levels below:

Tips for Distance Learning

Distance learning is new to many of us. Take a look at the following resources for tips on helping your students succeed academically at home.

Additional Services from MLNV

  • Hoopla – To access hoopla you must first register using your library card number and a personal e-mail. Make sure to write down your username and password for future use.
  • Request an interlibrary loan (ILL) – ILL is a service that allows a patron of one library to borrow materials that are owned by another library. If MLNV doesn’t have an item you’d like, inquire at the main circulation desk to fill out the request form in person, or you can complete it online!
  • One-on-One Research appointments – Get help with your next school assignment. We offer individual appointments (up to one hour) with students to identify useful resources, learn about research databases, or just get started in the Library.
  • Tech appointments – Call the library or stop by the main circulation desk to set up on a appointment with our technology specialist!

Please enjoy the following additional resources as we continue to work through the COVID-19 crisis. These resources are gracefully being offered for free and are available for a limited time.

EBSCO School and Public Libraries Resource Center

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An expertly curated list of resources for School and Public Libraries put together by EBSCO. Many of these resources are helpful for teachers and parents as they transition to distance learning. This particular resource is available until further notice.


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Accel5 has compiled the following resources from top business authors, executives, and educators to help you and your organization stay productive, build new skills, and provide leadership during these challenging times. These items are accessible to all, regardless of subscription status. This resource is available until further notice.


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Access to Booklist Online is free through September 30. Booklist is a book-review magazine that has been published by the American Library Association for more than 100 years, and is widely viewed as offering the most reliable reviews to help libraries decide what to buy and to help library patrons and students decide what to read, view, or listen to.

EBSCO Training

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*Available until further notice* Online courses provide training and demonstration for users and administrators on a variety of EBSCO products and interfaces. Dozens of new sessions are offered each month.

Flipster Digital Magazines

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Flipster offers many unique titles with high appeal and readership, such as Entertainment Weekly, Essence, Forbes, Fortune, Martha Stewart Living, Kiplinger’s Retirement Report, People, Time, Ranger Rick, Sports Illustrated, The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, and more. Flipster will be available until June 30, 2020. For the login information to this resource, please e-mail [email protected]

Scholastic - Learn at Home Website

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*Available until further notice* Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Select the “Resources for Families” or “Resources for Teachers” links provided to access ScienceFLIX.


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TumbleBooks will make its family of online libraries available for free to all public libraries until further notice.

Zoom Meeting Tips

We have compiled a list of resources to use if you need some extra help getting started and/or getting comfortable with Zoom meetings.