September is Library Card Sign Up Month - Get Yours Today

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The Incredibles are joining the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to encourage the public to obtain a free library card as Honorary Chairs of Library Card Sign-up Month this September. The Incredibles will use their superpowers to remind families, students and people of all ages that signing up for a library card is a great step toward a truly super lifestyle.

Providing free access to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) programs, educational apps, in-person and virtual homework help and technology workshops, a library card is one of the most cost-effective back-to-school supplies available. Library Card Sign-up Month is a time to highlight the supportive role libraries and librarians play in transforming lives and communities through education. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to utilize libraries as a source of lifelong learning.

Stop by your favorite branch and get your library card today!


2018 ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ

The Adult Summer Reading Program will be based on The Great American Read. Go to http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home/, read all about the program, explore the 100 list, and watch video clips of notables and their favorite books. You can also vote for your favorite books.

Pick up the 100 Favorites List from the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library or the East Hancock County Library and check which books you've already read.

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In our online catalog, click on the Great American Read button to search for titles and check them out.

For every title you read, you will get an entry for a prize drawing to be held at the end of the program in September. Attend Matinee in the Bay movies: there will be two in September.


Brainfuse: online tutoring now available at library branches

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Brainfuse

The library has acquired a new free online tutoring program called Brainfuse from a generous gift of the Richard M. Tracey will. Brainfuse provides on demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for all ages and levels.  It is available to all library customers from the public computers at their local library or from any computer with an internet connection.

Brainfuse HelpNow offers personalized homework help in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science and social studies) including the SAT preparation. The Adult Learning Center is where customers can access GED prep, U.S citizenship test prep, resume assistance, Microsoft Office support, and Career Resources which lists popular job search links.

Brainfuse covers a large number of subjects that range from elementary school all the way to college level. You are assigned a live tutor online to chart and interact with.

Click here to access Brainfuse from your home computer or use the computers at any of the five library branches inside the library.