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Knowledge is of two kinds.
We know a subject ourselves,
or we know where we can find information upon it.
(Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784)
 

Open eBooks--Free!

Use Open eBooks to keep your reading skills sharp over the summer.
If you read over the summer, you just might return to school in August a better reader than when you left in June.
 
  • See librarian for an access code and PIN for Open eBooks. You need the code and PIN for the phone app and to access either the All-Ages Collection or the High School collection online.
  • Instant Classics: The Instant Classics library features eBooks open to all readers without a login. The collection is divided into two age ranges: Under 13 and 13 & Up. While some of these eBooks are available in Open eBooks, eBooks from this collection are read outside the Open eBooks app. Readers will download the file, then open on a desktop, tablet or phone's built-in e-reading app, such as iBooks.
  • Open eBooks: Users can view the Open eBooks library from a desktop without having to first login. Adults who are thinking about getting started with Open eBooks can preview the available titles. Readers who are logged in can find a title and send it to their device, where they can find it under My Books and download when connected to Wi-Fi. (From the Open eBooks website.)
     

Free Audiobooks for the summer

Go to http://www.audiobooksync.com/ for your free audiobooks.
 
Audiofile
Login to SEARCH Follett Destiny at GoFollett.com
Use your lausd.net username and password--questions? See the librarian for help.
See instructions "Using the Library Widget":
Melinda Buterbaugh, MLIS
Teacher Librarian
818-830-4291
Updated 5/4/2016
Teachers, these are some of the things your classes could learn in the library. Come on in!
  • Distinguish fake news from real news
  • Organize research from beginning to end
  • Learn to research using databases from our own Digital Library
  • Become a super savvy searcher by using the library catalog to find vetted websites 
  • Become cyber-safe
  • Learn the advantages of using online source citation generators
  • Evaluate websites
  • Use high-level Google search strategies to enhance research
Sign up in the library!

 
Need help with your laptop?
  1. General information and Q & A: www.tinyurl.com/monroelaptop
  2. Activate Microsoft Office (MS Word): www.tinyurl.com/monroelaptopoffice
  3. Can't connect to your home Wi-Fi or get updates: www.tinyurl.com/monroelaptopupdate

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