Connecting Local Schools and Public Libraries together
to create access to technological Resources for all school children!
Students And Teachers Have Access To:
Ancestry Library Edition (Now available online during COVID-19) – This family history database offers full-text information on genealogy resources.
BookFlix offers a unique paired fiction and nonfiction reading experience. Animated stories are thematically paired with nonfiction eBooks to engage beginning readers as they cultivate early literacy skills and build their real world knowledge.
Creativebug — For our crafty patrons! Enjoy unlimited access to over 1,000 online art and craft classes. Watch classes anytime, anywhere. Since the classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities! Great for many ages.
Mel.org Databases – Provides access to a wide variety of informational databases such as Britannica School, Learning Express Library, Newspaper Source Plus, Novelist Plus, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, and World Book Kids.
Overdrive and Libby – Download and check-out best-selling eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines to your PC, tablet, or phone from OverDrive and Libby 24/7! All you need is your library card, PIN, access to the Internet, and the OverDrive app or Libby app.
Visit OverDrive’s Help page for step-by-step instructions on downloading to mobile devices and help with troubleshooting problems on OverDrive and Libby.
Transparent Language Online provides an effective and engaging experience for language learners looking to build their vocabulary, practice their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and maintain what they learn. With courses and supplemental resources in 110+ languages, including a few language courses designed for children ages 6 and up , Transparent Language Online can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on almost any device.
Tutor.com connects a student with a professional tutor online to receive help with difficult homework problems, review term papers, and more. Tutors are available everyday from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM.
Free use of the library’s WiFi and public computers featuring Microsoft Office applications and the Internet. Children and teens may also enjoy Roblox, Minecraft, and other games featured on our computers and iPads in the Youth Department.
How the Partnership Works:
- Every student in Roseville Community Schools will be issued a virtual library card using the prefix “RCS” followed by the student’s Roseville school ID number as the library card number.
- Their four-digit PIN will be the student’s birthday month and day.
- Students who already have a public library card will retain their card and some students may end up with both a public card and a virtual card.
- Students living in Roseville are encouraged to upgrade their access so they can check out print materials and more. This must be done at the Roseville Public Library. A library card application with a parent or guardian signature plus photo ID verifying a current Roseville address is required.
- Teachers, regardless of residency, are encouraged to apply for a library courtesy card if they do not already have one in order to have full access to the resources available to their students.
Access is Only the Beginning:
- Encouraging students and faculty to use the resources of the public library is a critical part of the success of this program.
- Regular communication between educators and librarians will help public libraries better respond to student homework assignment needs.
- Public library summer reading and education programs help participating students maintain or increase grade and reading levels.