Whether we're closed for a holiday, a building problem, or a situation tied to an emergency declaration, we have a variety of resources for entertainment, information, ideas, and experiences. In the following sections, you'll find information about some of the resources -- free with your library card!!.

Check out these sources for streaming e-books, audiobooks, movies, and more! Learn more about our streaming services here!

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Why not learn another language? Pronunciator is available and includes 163 languages you can explore. They have a comprehensive collection of instructional phrases, audio recordings and videos so you’ll never run out of possibilities.

Learn more about Pronuciator here!


Brainfuse -- Homework Help

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HelpNow with Brainfuse is a great resource for students. It includes one-on-one tutoring in English and Spanish, practice tests, and a writing lab. There's even a section called FLASHBULB. This fun, versatile study tool lets students create their own online flashcards for efficient self-study from any desktop or mobile device. Patrons and students can convert card sets to games and activities at the push of a button. In addition, users enjoy 24/7 access to an extensive library of online flashcard sets in a wide range of subjects.

You will need your library card to access. To access brainfuse click here.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Explore a new hobby or craft at EBSCO's Hobby and Craft Reference Center. It includes full text magazines, reference books, recipes, hobby profiles, and videos with “how-to” instructions and creative ideas covering a variety of hobbies including arts and crafts, collecting, gardening, indoor and outdoor recreation, kids' crafts, needlecrafts, papercrafts, model building, performing arts, and science and technology. There's something there for everyone.

You can find your new hobby or craft project here.

Can't make it to Storytime or the library is closed? Check out these Online Storytimes.

TumbleBooks Library
Includes talking picture books just for kids! You'll need your library card to access this site.

Story Time From Space
a project from the nonprofit Global Space Education Foundation that features astronauts reading beloved children’s books from the International Space Station.

Storyline Online
Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

A pre-school library full of great activities for you to explore. First launched in 2000, StoryPlace came about to provide children with the virtual experience of going to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and participating in the same types of activities the Library offers at its physical locations.

Online Storytime
Join Durham County Library’s children’s librarians as they share some of their favorite children’s books. New storytimes are posted on a regular basis.

Brightly Storytime
This YouTube channel features a new weekly full-length picture book read out loud by storyteller Ms. Linda.

Scholastic Learn at Home

Scholastic has released a full curriculum of courses and fun activities for kids from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. The company created this free resource to provide all students with 20 days worth of learning journeys that span the content areas so you can keep kids academically active while schools in our community are closed.

The site supports students with approximately three hours of learning opportunities per day, including projects, articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges, and more. These daily learning opportunities were carefully curated by their editors to reduce the burden on teachers and families needing to create meaningful learning experiences.

The Scholastic Learn at Home website has the username or password posted on the first page, so it is open freely to all, on any device. They are designed to limit the need for printing and allow students to learn independently or with their families.

Please share this free resource with  educators and families in our community. Links to the resource are:

www.scholastic.com/learnathome  - Keeping Kids Reading, Thinking, and Growing

www.scholastic.com/coronavirus    - Teaching our World: The Coronavirus

The eResources listed here were developed by the Bethany Dietrich, Young Adult Librarian at the Bastrop Public Library. We greatly appreciate receiving permission from the Library to share it with you.

Art & Music Online
Exercise From Your House
Miscellaneous Fun Stuff
Stream Concerts & Performances