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APRIL 17, 2020
Jackson County Library Services

 

As our community works together to slow the spread of COVID-19, JCLS library buildings are closed--but many of the library resources and services you value remain open and available to you anytime, anywhere.

Our staff is creating, curating, and expanding patron access to online content, including new staff booklists featuring all-digital content, virtual storytimes to enjoy at home, and free online programs through Zoom. 

Digital Services specialists are available to answer your technology-related questions by email at techsupport@jcls.org. You can also email to request a virtual appointment with the Digital Services team to get in-person help accessing our online resources.

Be sure to update your email subscription preferences or visit the JCLS Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts to stay connected to everything your Library offers.

Celebrate National Library Week

Find the Library at Your Place
National Library Week is always a time to celebrate libraries, library workers, and promote library resources. This year’s theme was Find Your Place at the Library. When the nation’s libraries closed due to the pandemic, Find the Library at Your Place became the adapted theme to align with our current situation of staying at home. This adaptation reflects the essence of your library: it is continuously adapting and growing to respond to changing technologies, new and emerging resources, and how you – our patrons – need and want to use the library.
 
To help you Find the Library at Your Place, library workers will be hiding books around Jackson County for you to find and enjoy throughout National Library Week. So take a walk, look around, see what you’ll find.

Online Programs

Mango Languages
Intro to Mango Languages
Are you stuck at home, trying to figure out a way to spend your time? Have you thought about learning a new language, but not sure where to start? Join the Library for a virtual introduction to Mango Languages on Monday, April 20 at 1 PM through Zoom. Learn more here.
Microwave Mug Meals
Microwave Mug Meals
Learn to cook quick and easy meals and desserts in a mug with a microwave. Follow along with us through Zoom on Thursday, April 23 at 4:30 PM. Learn more here.
Origami
Origami
Learn basic origami folds, then quickly move on to creating impressive origami creations. For ages 8+. Join us through Zoom on Thursday, April 23 at 1:00 PM. Learn more here.
Genealogy Basics
Learn the basics of starting your family tree research using library resources. Join us through Zoom on Tuesday, April 28 at 3:00 PM. Learn more here.
Virtual Star Wars Trivia
Virtual Star Wars Trivia
Celebrate Star Wars Day on May the 4th with a Virtual Star Wars Trivia event on Facebook Live at 5 PM. Teams can submit answers through a Google Doc after each round is complete. The winning team will receive digital gift cards! Learn more here.

Storytime Online

Missing storytime? Watch an episode right here!

Digital Resources

Library2go
Download e-Books & Audiobooks
Access audiobookse-Books, and special collections for kids and teens online with your JCLS library card through Library2go.
Start Browsing
Kanopy - Thoughtful Entertainment
Stream a Movie or TV Show
Browse the new Kanopy video streaming collection of over 30,000 titles on any of your devices. You've got 10 play credits a month and unlimited access to Great Courses and Kanopy Kids.
Start Browsing
eLearning with LearningExpress
Take an Online Course
The LearningExpress suite of eLearning tools provides interactive tutorials, practice tests, e-books, flashcards and articles for academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career development, and more. 
 
Start Learning
Flipster
Read a Digital Magazine
Use Flipster to get instant access to popular magazines like Better Homes & Gardens, The Atlantic, Discover, Boys' Life, Martha Stewart Living, Highlights, and Wired. Log in with your JCLS library card here.
Start Reading
TumbleMath
Learning Resources for Kids
Stream animated and talking picture books on TumbleBook Library. Check out TumbleMath for math stories, lesson plans, and quizzes. Read, watch, and learn on Teen Book Cloud.
 
Explore TumbleMath
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