Announcing New Resources
Samuels Public Library Adds New Resources to Support Warren County Students and Community
Samuels Public Library continues to meet the changing needs of Warren County residents throughout COVID-19. This month, the Library will add some new and exceptional resources to serve the community and support Warren County students, returning to schools on varying schedules. Tumblebook Library and Tutor.com will join Samuels Library’s expanding resource list.
“Working with Warren County schools, Samuels Library is committed to meeting the changing needs of students and we are excited to add these additional resources that will benefit students, parents, teachers and our community as a whole,” said Michelle Ross, Library Director.
For the younger crowd, Tumblebook Library offers an online collection of more than 250 animated, talking picture books for children that includes Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books and exciting games and puzzles. TumbleBook Library also includes a Common Core section, which offers corresponding curriculum to support educators and homeschoolers.
Tutor.com is a nationally recognized tutoring program that provides one-to-one academic and career support that is that is free to access for the user. With more than 3,500 highly qualified tutors, this program combines live online tutoring, homework help, test preparation, and career support with a variety of self-study resources to provide a well-balanced and flexible educational environment designed to meet the individual needs of all learners from K-12 through college students and adult learners.
Samuels Library has also collaborated with Warren County Schools to make its digital collection more accessible to all Warren County School students. With the use of the Sora App, provided by Warren County Schools, students can connect to the Library’s large OverDrive digital collection from home without having to use a Library card. This app, which also filters out mature content, helps reduce barriers to access for some students and supports the engagement of the next generation of Library users.
While the Sora App connection is only available to Warren County School students, all cardholders may access the Library’s OverDrive digital collection through the Libby App. Tumblebook Library and Tutor.com are open to all Warren County residents with a Samuels Library card.
“Samuels Library has been working diligently throughout the pandemic to ensure that Warren County residents have access to the information and resources they need,” Ross added. “These new programs are another example of how we are meeting these needs to enrich lives and build a stronger community.”