Just in time for back-to-school! Kids Infobits get’s a new look.

kids infobitsKids InfoBits has a new fresh look for elementary school students heading back to school this fall.  Full of color-full pictures makes finding information about animals, plants, people, geography, sports and many more subjects fun and easy for younger children.

Now easier than ever to find information in books,pictures, magazines, news. display format

Here’s a cool feature – Read to Me feature.  If you child has a low reading level in English, they can click the speaker icon next to the words and have it read to them.

kids infobits read to me feature

Homework Help for Free! Get a Teacher to Help you with your homework!

HelpNowLogoWeb100x100No matter what grade you are in use BrainFuse Help Now! this school year.

Homework Help: Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.

  • Skills-Building: Brush up or catch up on a subject or skill with a live tutor
  • 24-Hour Writing Lab: Create a Brainfuse account and submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback within one business day.
  • 24/7 Homework Question Center:  Create a Brainfuse account and submit homework questions to be answered within one business day.  If you have a question that can be answered by your local library (questions about library hours, your account, library programs, etc) please contact the Library directly.
  • Adult Learning Center: Access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more!
  • Foreign Language Center /Spanish-Speaking Support:  Live help for your Spanish homework.

▶ Live academic assistance is available from Sun – Sat ( 7 days a week!) 1:00:00 PM — 10:00:00 PM PST. Get Help Now! (not available on some holidays.)

Visit Hot Topics – Databases A-Z to access BrainFuse.

Checklist for Back-to-School Supplies!

FB backToSchoolDon’t forget the eBooks!  For Elementary grades checkout the Kids eReading Room. For Middle and High School students visit the eMedia Catalog.  Both catalogs have not only great fiction titles but there are great non-fiction titles to help with Math, Science, English and more!

And don’t overlook the always available eBooks in the Gale Virtual Reference Library.  Visit these resources and more including Hot Topics.

Learning to Drive this Year? Did you know the Library has a free resource to help you past your driving test?

300-250That’s right, the Library offers a free online practice test for passing the Nevada DMV test. It also includes the Nevada Driver’s Handbook you view online or download.

Visit Driver’s Education Practice Tests on the Library’s Database A-Z page.

Here’s what a local had to say about the practice tests and handbook!

“I went into the DMV this morning to take my written test and passed with a 90%! Though the practice tests were extremely helpful I would recommend reading the handbook because there is stuff in there that is not asked on the practice test. But, with the help of this site I was able to walk out of the DMV permit in hand! This site is truly a God sent and the biggest help you could ask for when preparing to take the test! I would recommend taking every test multiple times until your score is in the 90′s so that you really understand and know everything! I wish everyone taking their test the best of luck! ~ Jill Clark, Las Vegas, Nevada


Teacher’s Toolbox for Back to School

In teachers lessonsTeacher’s Toolbox, you will find a host of lesson plans for all subjects, printables to use in the classroom, websites like Teachers Notebook and a lot more! So when you need ideas for lesson plans take a look at Teacher’s Toolbox,