For many immigrants, like me, who come from provinces or small towns, discovering the library is an experience like no other. I remember as if it were yesterday the aroma of a new book. The amazement I felt while doing a search on a library computer (so simple compared to the tablet I now use). The multitude of books within reach, the access to technology, and programs for all ages – my amazement has been and continues to be the fact that this infinite knowledge can be accessed at no cost in a library. That is why today, with great pride and gusto, I share with you a list of free programs and resources available to you in our libraries.
- Ready Rosie
Sign up for this virtual newsletter to learn with short family videos. The videos are available in English and Spanish.
- Launchpad Tablets
Did you know that you can take home a learning tablet for 3 weeks? Stop by your library today to check one out with your library card.
- Bilingual Storytime
We accompany them to listen to stories, sing songs, and do crafts in person or virtually. Click here to see the calendar of events at your nearest library.
Call (530)298-9990 to listen to a story in English or Spanish.
- English Conversation Group
Join this virtual group to chat in English with other members of the community. To join this learning community (for people 18 and over), contact Nancy Pacheco at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone number 530-666-8019.
- Bilingual Backpacks
Take one of our bilingual backpacks home today for three weeks to enjoy with your family. Each of our backpacks contains different themes with books in Spanish and English and fun crafts to enjoy as a family.
- Storytime Kits
These kits contain several books in English in Spanish as well as toys for your little one to enjoy.
- DVD Movies
Enjoy your favorite movies in Spanish or English as a family. The popular Disney movie Encanto is now available in our collection. Watch this video to learn how to put a hold on this and get on the waiting list.
- E-books and Audiobooks
Download the Libby and Overdrive apps with your library account to read books on your tablet or to listen to audiobooks on any device.
- Books on CD/ Books with CDs
Listen to your favorite book on CD like Harry Potter for hours without reading a word. Listen and read together with a book/CD combination that you find in the classic tale of Strega Nona. Stop by your local library to see our collection of books on CD or books with CDs.
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