Library Offers Parents and Children Online Reading Programs

St. Martin Parish Library subscribes to fun reading programs that parents and children can access from home!  Two of these programs are Scholastic BookFlix and TumbleBookLibrary.

Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning.  This engaging resource for children in grades PreK-3 will help early readers develop and practice essential reading skills and introduces students to a world of knowledge and exploration.

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 for children in kindergarten through sixth grade!

Parents and children can access Scholastic BookFlix and TumbleBookLibrary anywhere there is an Internet connection –it’s like having access to the library’s collection 24 hours a day, seven days a week!  It’s unlimited, and it’s FREE!

For details about your library’s subscription to these resources and easy instructions for using them from home, please contact any branch of your local library. For direct access to these resources, visit www.stmartinparishlibrary.org/children.

Computer Tutorials

The Public Library Association‘s new site, DigitalLearn.org, is an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant-funded project to create an online hub for digital literacy support and training.

DigitalLearn.org offers bite-sized computer tutorials on everything from setting up email to buying a plane ticket. The site is accessible in English and Spanish! Visitors may access the site in Spanish by simply clicking the link marked “Español” at the top of any page. While users cannot create new accounts at this time, you can simply choose a course to start learning! To keep a record of your courses, please print the certificate you receive at the end.