Online tools for education, research & more!
MML’s Quarantine Survival Guide
As we navigate our new daily routines, boredom can settle in. We’re here to provide new content and ease the tension of feeling stuck. Check this section a few times a week, as we collect new links, we’ll post them here for you!
TAX INFO: We know many of our patrons (and some staff members!) may be using their time at home to work on taxes. While we can’t print the forms in the library like we normally do, we can offer the following helpful links:
You can also call 800-829-3676 to order tax forms.
Is there a such thing as too many ideas for activities with kids? We didn’t think so, either! Project Learning Tree is a fabulous site to browse!
You might be familiar with Bookpage magazines in our library, did you know they generate their own newsletters?
Are you a fan of Escape Rooms and Harry Potter? They’ve been combined in this project, pack your invisibility cloak!
How about a walk in the rain, or a stroll through London for a bit? Shoes are optional, but pack your imagination!
Running out of new ideas? Sign up for a daily newsletter from PBS for plenty of tips and activities to enrich learning at home!
Audible is offering free stories for children and teens! Take a listen!
The Smithsonian has unique and interesting podcasts available for us! Feel free to explore art, history, science and everything in between!
Don’t miss out on these museum collection coloring pages!
Should you find yourself in short supply of educational resources, The Smithsonian has compiled nearly two million online tools for students and teachers.
Do you love diving into Ohio’s rich history? This fascinating site has information on old newspapers, maps, artifacts, and photos. You may need to set a timer, or you’ll spend a whole day poking around!
Calling all genealogists! You can access the library version of ancestry.com from your home through April!
If you’d like more free ebooks (who doesn’t?!) check out 12storylibrary, free access till 5/31/2020!
Does this quarantine have you wishing for your own library card? Follow this link to get your FREE DIGITAL card now, access the Ohio Digital Library!
Our local Renaissance Theater is broadcasting a show three times a week, check here for times and social media channels.
Are you curious about opera, but not ready to sit through an entire performance at the opera house? We suggest this link!
Grade school children will enjoy the Abdo Digital Bookshelf, free through June 2020!
Middle school students might find a new favorite author or topic to explore on Abdo’s Secondary Bookshelf, also available for free through June 2020!
Free access through August 31, 2020!
http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/ – K-6 children’s ebook database
http://www.tumblemath.com/ – K-6 math ebook database
http://www.teenbookcloud.com/ – grades 7-12 ebook database
www.AudioBookCloud.com – all ages audio book database
www.RomanceBookCloud.com – a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Are you ready to take on a new skill? Lynda.com is available to you for FREE when you log in using your Marvin Memorial Library card and is a learning platform that provides training in various industries. Click on the button below to get started.
Use Hoopla to stream movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows! You’ll be able to enjoy them on your computer, tablet, or smartphone right away, or download them so you can enjoy them offline.
Day By Day Ohio
The State Library of Ohio, in collaboration with Ohio Ready to Read, offers Day By Day Ohio. The Day By Day Ohio Family Literacy Calendar can be used at home, in the classroom, or on the go. The calendar features songs, activities, book suggestions, and videos, supporting early literacy skills.
This tutorial will explain how to set up an account and provide you with information on how to protect your privacy.
Get the help you need to set up a free email account through Google’s email service, Gmail. Click here to get started or to learn more.
Twitter accounts are used to give brief snippets of information called Tweets, and are accessible by anyone in the world. This tutorial will help you learn more about Twitter and provides information to set up an account.
Pinterest allows you to save inspiration and information for just about any topic! Recipes, quotes, how-to’s, DIY and more, you can save all of these to your own board. Click here to get started and learn more.
Another social media app, Snapchat provides the ability to communicate via images and videos that last 24 hours. Set up an account or learn more with this tutorial.
Can’t find what you’re looking for? We can help!
The Marvin Memorial Library has access to a variety of resources and tools. Ask the front desk for help or contact us.