While our library buildings are closed, many partners have generously made their online resources available for Pierce County Library customers for a limited time. Check out the list of websites below.
Explore your family history with Ancestry.com. Formerly available in libraries only, the tool is now available from home for a limited time.
TumbleMath (Grades K-6)
Find engaging, animated talking picture books, all with a Math theme from TumbleWeed Press. Requires a library card.
Browse and directly download any of the more than 6,300 e-book titles available on DPLA’s Open Bookshelf. Read classic novels, children’s books, textbooks and non-English titles, all for free, with no login or library card needed.
Access computer science classes and activities for grades K-12.
ProQuest Research Companion for Students and Educators (Available through June 30, 2020)
Use short videos and multimedia assessment tool to help students develop the crucial critical thinking and information literacy skills they need to do scholarly research. Learning modules are broken into three categories corresponding with the key information literacy principles of finding, using and evaluating information. These modules include nearly 100 videos, assessment questions and other tools designed to walk users through the scholarly research process.
ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database
Explore past research articles on the family of coronaviruses and updated with research articles since the COVID19 outbreak. Access this new database now part of our Library’s ProQuest e-source package or go direct (without library card).
Mazaam App (Available through June 30, 2020)
Mazaam is an edutainment app for children (Ages 4 to 6) which uses classical music as an educational tool that promotes the development of emotional, cognitive and psychomotor skills. The app is available in English and French.
You may download and try the app here:
Enjoy delightful narration. A different book is read every day and you can also listen to previous recordings.
The Make Way for Books App! (Ages birth to 5)
Enjoy free bilingual early literacy engagement, anytime, anywhere. You can:
Get a list of free educational resources, from a public group on Facebook called Amazing Education Resources, an educator community to share discussions the good, bad and ugly about the many teacher resources on the internet. These resources are not affiliated with the Pierce County Library System.
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