18 Nov Family Digital Resources
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library may be on lobby service right now, but our databases are always accessible at home. All our database resources are FREE to use with your PGTPL library card. We offer a variety of databases for students and families. To locate our databases, click on Digital Resources on the library website.
Once you are on the database page, click see all databases and then click on family resources.
Creativebug: If you like DIY activities, Creativebug is for you! Featuring over 1,000 video classes on topics ranging from drawing, painting, sketchbooking, sewing, and more. These online video classes are taught by artists, designers, and crafters.
Inspire: Offers full-text magazine and journal articles, websites, images, library catalogs, and more. In most cases, Inspire provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of all articles that appear in every periodical with the exception of some newspapers. Inspire is a great database for research.
Mango Languages: If you or your child are looking to learn a new language, Mango languages is a great database/app to use. This app can be used on your phone.
This database teaches conversions in over 70 different languages, from Spanish and French to Azerbaijani.
Rosetta Stone: This database is helpful for learning languages, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation in 30 different languages. Rosetta Stone offers 50+ hours of lessons and activities at level 1 instruction.
Scholastic GO!: This resource is great for children who need to do research and want reliable information. Scholastic GO provides content for almost all core-curriculum subjects. Access multitude of media, nonfiction text, world newspapers, videos, and more. The search is easy for children to navigate and has age-appropriate information for different grade levels.
You will need your library card number to access Scholastic Go! From home.
Scholastic Teachables: Have you ever wondered where the ideas for some of our storytime programs come from? Well, Scholastic Teachables provides ready-to-go lessons and activities for multiple subjects, skill levels, and activities for children up to 8th grade. There are printable crafts, cut and paste, assessment tools, mini books, lesson plans, and so much more.
You will need your library card number to access Scholastic Teachables from home.
TumbleBooks: TumbleBooks has a wide collection of animated, talking picture books for elementary school children. The website is easy to use and navigate. TumbleBooks also includes books in French and Spanish. The stories have puzzles and games with them to help with reading comprehension. Some books even have AR tests to go with them.
Written by Mercedes M., Youth Services Library Assistant