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Power Library

With public libraries & schools closed to the public, please remember the POWER Library is open 24 hours a day. POWER Library includes over 20 online databases plus over 16,000 eBooks you can read online &/or download. All you need is your library card!

Tell your friends who don’t have library cards that they can get temporary access to all that CCLS offers or sign up for a Power eCard for access to POWER Library resources only.

Access POWER Library Kids

Access POWER Library Teens

See all that POWER Library has to offer


TumbleBooks

Thank you to TumbleBooks for making their collection free to use through the end of August 2020.

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use & feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you’d like, when you want & on any device.

There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly!

 


World Book Online

Do you have homework or a report to do? Or are you just curious about anything & everything?

World Book Encyclopedia is providing free access to World Book Online through April 30th. Visit World Book Online & enter your library card number. There’s a different version of World Book Online for every level. So, whether you’ve got an assignment or just want to learn something new, this is a great place to start. You’ll also find eBooks & activities to keep you busy when you’ve finished your homework!


Code at Home

Girls Who Code is making CS educational activities available for download free of charge, to anyone who wants to access them!

They will release activities weekly — some online, some offline, of varying levels of difficulty—over the course of the next few months. Each activity will include a feature of a woman in tech who pioneered innovative technology.

Visit Girls Who Code to get started!


Borrow Digital Items

Do you use Libby, Overdrive, or Flipster? The libraries offer digital lending 24/7! Visit the CCLS eMaterials Page to get started . . .

BookList has also made their popular publication BookPage available digitally to all.

Electronic materials are one of our library’s fastest-growing expenses. Thank you to our donors, who make it possible for us to continue to invest in the electronic materials you depend on.


Big Library Read

Big Library Read connects readers around the world with the same book at the same time without any waitlists or holds.

Borrow Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic to join the book club. Note: contains mature content.

Big Library Read is running March 23 – April 13.

In addition to the Big Library Read Book Discussion, you can visit our discord server to share your thoughts with other local patrons.

Harry Potter Kitty Cat Puzzle

Are you missing our Community Puzzle while the libraries are closed?

Enjoy this puzzle of Zoey’s cat Clove, enjoying Harry Potter & a nap! Head over to jigsawplanet.com for more.

Please share your puzzle time in the comments below to connect with your community.

Virtual Language Classes

Join us for Virtual Language Classes

Do you want to learn Spanish or Japanese?

Join Tredyffrin Township Libraries on our private Discord Server to learn with Adult Programming and Community Outreach Librarian, Zoey, using the database Mango Languages. Starting Tuesday, March 31st, we will meet at 3:00 p.m. to learn Spanish together. Additionally, starting on Thursday, April 2nd, we will meet at 7:00 p.m. to learn Japanese together.

During each 30-minute session, we will work through one Mango module together.

 

Log on to our Discord Server!

 

Want something different? Mango offers more than 60 languages!

New to Mango Languages? Watch the video below:

 

Any questions or comments regarding this or any virtual programs offered by Tredyffrin Township Libraries can be directed to me via email at zmills@ccls.org.

 

 

 

 

Chris Kibler READ Library Puzzle

Are you missing our Community Puzzle while the library is closed?

Enjoy this READ Library Puzzle, featuring director of libraries Chris Kibler, while we’re closed and head over to jigsawplanet.com for more.

Get or Renew a Library Card

With the libraries closed due to COVID-19, Chester County Library System has made it possible for residents to access our digital materials with temporary library cards.

Submit the form below and one of our librarians will respond with a barcode number for your use to borrow digital materials or to access our databases.

Do you already have a library card, but it’s expired? Enter that number below and your card will be renewed.

Questions may be directed to Tara Thorne or Beverly Michaels

  • Those interested in obtaining access to CCLS digital materials will receive a library card number to access our digital collection & databases. Cards will expire 90 days from today.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Virtual Challenges

Virtual Reading & Movie Challenges

During these challenging times, challenge yourself!

 

Did you suddenly find yourself with more time to read or get through your to-watch list because you’re practicing social distancing? Tredyffrin Township Libraries put together a Virtual Reading Challenge and a Movie Challenge for you to complete between Friday, March 20th and Friday, April 24th!

Feel free to download and print out PDFs of the challenges to keep track of your progress at home, with friends online, or with family!

Download the Virtual Reading Challenge PDF

Download the Virtual Movie Challenge

 

 

 

Are you feeling isolated? We want to talk about what you’re reading & what you’re watching! Let us know about your progress by sharing your completed challenges on our various social media pages:

  • Facebook @tredyffrinpubliclibrary or @paolilibrary
  • Instagram @tredylibrary or @paolilibrary
  • Twitter @tredylibrary or @paolilibrary

 

Having a hard time finding a book to fit the challenge that you can check out using Libby or OverDrive? Ask a librarian to recommend a book that will fit the challenge! There are several ways you can reach a librarian during our closure:

  • Chat with us on our website, M-F 10 am – 5 pm
  • Email us at tpl@ccls.org
  • Message us on Facebook or Instagram
  • Join our Discord server!

 

 

Free TumbleBooks

Free TumbleBooks until August 31, 2020

Thank you to TumbleBooks for making their collection free for our patrons to use through the end of August 2020.

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you’d like, when you want, and on any device.

There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly!


 

TUMBLEBOOK LIBRARY – K-6 children’s ebook database

TUMBLEMATH – K-6 math ebook database

TEEN BOOK CLOUD – gr 7-12 ebook database

AUDIO BOOK CLOUD – all ages audio book database

ROMANCE BOOK CLOUD – a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for grown-ups!

 

 

Virtual Visits

With the country & the world practicing social distancing, we will do our best to compile a list of the wonderful locations you can virtually visit!

Museums

Museo Galileo Houses: Galileo Galilei’s Original Telescopes (& three of his fingers!)
CNN has also compiled a list of museums, plays & concerts. Check it out here.

News & Reading

Access the Easy English News for English Language Learners. These information is written to be appropriate for school age children.

Audible has made a collection of audiobooks narrated by greats like Thandie Newton & Dan Stevens available for free (no login, no credit card)! Access Audible Stories now!

Online Classes

Civics Classes Online from the National Constitution Center

COVID-19

Corona, Virus, Corona Virus, Coronavirus

Monday, March 30

Today, the Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries, Glenn Miller, sent out a memo indicating that all public libraries are to remain closed until further notice. This extension of our closure is in response to Governor Wolf’s Stay at Home Order, which is now active through April 30, 2020.

Monday, March 16

Tredyffrin Township has announced that the libraries will remain closed through Sunday, April 12. We now hope to reopen Monday, April 13. Please stay tuned for more updates.

 

Thursday, March 12

The health and well-being of all members of the Tredyffrin community is of paramount importance to us. Some members of the public have expressed concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus and its impact on the local community and community services.  We are monitoring the situation and working with Township officials on the best way to mitigate or eliminate exposure as well as how to address any issues should circumstances change.

Based on consultation with township administration and recommendations from health agencies, Tredyffrin Township Libraries (Tredyffrin Public Library and Paoli Library) are canceling all programs, events, and activities through April 12, 2020.  A determination as to whether or not to extend this timeline will be made in the near future pending more information.

 We are also discontinuing any room rentals at the libraries through April 12, 2020. Again, a determination as to whether or not to extend this timeline will be made in the near future pending more information.

 We hope that this will help slow the spread of COVID-19 and help keep the number of infected at a minimum.

At this time, the libraries intend to remain open on a normal schedule. Should circumstances change that result in the library schedule changing for any reason, that information will be communicated on our website. You may also call Tredyffrin Public Library at 610.688.7092 and Paoli Library at 610.296.7996 should you have any questions about library services or resources.

Should you decide not to visit the library in person, I would encourage you to make use of a number of electronic resources available to you from home including e-books, e-audio books, digital magazines, and databases. These resources are accessible through the links provided or through our web site at www.tredyffrinlibraries.org. Librarians at Tredyffrin Public Library and Paoli Library are also currently working to develop some online programming as a replacement to the traditional in-person programs that we offer. Notifications for any online programs available will be communicated through the website and through the newsletter.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19, please check the following public health agencies, sources of reliable, up-to-date information:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/

Pennsylvania Department of Health: https://www.health.pa.gov/

Chester County Health Department: https://www.chesco.org/224/Health

World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/

While we realize that this may inconvenience some members of the community, we feel that this is the best option to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for supporting the libraries and for your understanding.

Sincerely,

 

Christopher Kibler