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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Book gifting program that mails free, high-quality, age-appropriate books to children from birth to age 5, no matter their family’s income. Enter your address and follow instructions to register your child.
Designed specifically for high school students and educators, this collection offers an easy, cost-effective way for libraries to provide full-text eBook coverage that aligns with their school’s curricula, as well as complement other eBook and database resources from Ebsco. Enjoy casual fiction, literature, and scholarly works–reading for every purpose.
eBook History Collection
This collection features more than 17,000 world history eBooks to meet the content needs of students in their research. Titles encompass a variety of subjects, including medieval history, history of music, history of science, law in history, history of philosophy, art history, history of technology, history of business and economics, history of religion, military history and more.
Explora Public Libraries
Ebsco’s Explora is a user-friendly interface, designed to meet the unique needs of its users. Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction. Explora searches across the following resources, including Newspaper Source, with variance for age appropriateness.
On demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning. View how easy, intuitive and engaging Brainfuse HelpNow eLearning is for all ages and levels.
Live, anytime, anywhere job assistance, including up-to-date nation-wide and local job search engines, professional resume critique and proven interview techniques. Experience personalized career center seamlessly integrated with advanced virtual technology to help job seekers of diverse backgrounds and needs.
Master File Complete
The most comprehensive and valuable collection of full-text general interest resources, including returns from periodicals, newspapers and books. This authoritative general information database is the best place to start your research project.
Find downloadable, fillable forms for basic legal transactions, current to Virginia code. Leases, sales contracts, powers of attorney, etc.. Legal Forms, its publisher, Gale Cengage, The Library of Virginia, Virginia public libraries and their funding bodies assume no liability for actions resulting in the use of these forms.
Research while practicing reading skills with Read It!™ Helps students with a basic foundation in English grammar and reading who need adapted reading material for many subjects. Read It!™ is also a great tool for English Language Learners.
Speak and understand a new language better. With 12 languages to choose from, including American Sign Language, Rocket Languages also features modules in Spanish and Chinese to learn English. Rocket Languages is perfect for the business or traveler learner, as well as extra practice for students.
Library Loaner Telescope Program
Thanks to our partnership with the Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society, library patrons now have an opportunity to view the heavens through a telescope with good optics and a basic, easy-to-use design. Without having a great deal of expertise, the patron can obtain clear observations of craters on our Moon, Jupiter and its moons, Saturn and its rings, and the brighter star clusters and nebulae. Our 4.5″ aperture telescope captures an equivalent amount of light as 250 human eyes. It has a zoom eyepiece, which gives a range of magnifications from 20 to 60 power, and shows a large field of view spanning from 1 to over 2 degrees. This telescope and zoom eyepiece combination gives the library patron a good introduction to the wonders that await in the night sky. Contact us directly or come see us in person to learn how to use and check out the loaner telescope!
The library connects students and other community members with vetted, experienced tutors who are experts in their respective subject areas, and who provide their tutoring services free of charge. If you’re interested in our free tutoring, simply come talk to library staff about your wants and needs. We’ll connect you with a tutor (subject to availability) and provide you with a space to meet, at your convenience.
If you’re interested in tutoring students in one or more subject areas, come speak to library staff to get onboarded. We do require all tutors to undergo a background check.
Choose from over 500 online courses, from photography to physics, computers to calligraphy. Learn something new or update your existing skills.
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