Online Resources

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Featured Resources

At the Library? Get direct access to PowerLibrary and PowerKids

At home? Explore!

Access our e-library resources with your library card number and password. Apply for a card in person at the Library or online. If you’re not sure that you have a card, contact us. If you need to get your password to use your existing card, you can call us to reset it or use the “Forgot your password?” feature under My Account.


Ancestry.com

Census and other historical records for your genealogical research. Available from within the Library at a desktop computer.

 



Ask Here PA

Chat now with a real librarian for help on any topic.
We’re open 24/7!

 



BookFLIX

Video storybooks paired with nonfiction e-books for ages 4-8.

 

 



Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages.
It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.  Now available through a grant from the Bucks and Montgomery County Workforce Development Boards. 

Pennsylvania Job Resources

JobGateway is the state’s premier job-matching tool developed to transform how job-seekers find jobs and how employers find talent.

 



Mango Languages

Learn a new Language with Mango, available in two versions:
Mango Complete, a 100 lesson course provides an understanding of a language and culture.
Mango Basic, which teaches everyday greetings, gratitudes, goodbyes and helpful phrases.  Sponsored by Montgomery County District Library Center


Print

RBDigital Audiobooks, Magazines, and eBooks

Listen to audio recordings of new or classical books, such as Jane Eyre and Great Expectations. Download the RBDigital app to listen on your mobile devices!

 

Magazines with RB Digital

RBdigital “The World’s Largest Newstand” Over 100 magazine titles available for downloading to computers, tablets, and smart phones! No waiting and no limited loan periods. Interactive elements such as audio and video. Intuitive navigation and searching within each magazine.

Sponsored by Montgomery County District Library Center

 



OverDrive

Fiction and non-fiction eBooks, digital audios, and videos for children, teens, and adults.

Online help

Apps and Help for this and other digital book collections available through the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, our District Center.

 



Power Library

A collection of research databases for all ages, sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Library.

PowerLibrary help

 



TumbleBooks

An online collection of animated, talking picture books.

TumbleBookLibrary is a curated database of children’s e-books, available by subscription to Elementary Schools and Public Libraries around the world.

 

 


 

Reference USA

ReferenceUSAReference USA database contains detailed information on more than 14 million United States and Canadian businesses, 131 million United States and Canadian households, and 683,000 United States health care providers.  Great for finding lost relatives, sales leads and prospective employers.

Tip: To find most people, including those without land-lines, use the “U.S. Consumers / Lifestyles” database.

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Literary criticism and help writing a research paper

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For Kids

TumbleBook Library | Biblioteca TumbleBook

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love.

 

BookFlix

The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. Use your library card to log on to Bookflix from home!

 

Between the Lions
This early literacy site, for children ages four to seven, is a tie-in for the award-winning television program. Appealing characters, terrific songs and fun games combine to offer great on-line experiences.

 

Harry Potter
Scholastic has created a fun-filled site for Harry Potter fans of all ages. Click on this site and find a trivia game, a pronunciation guide, owl posts and more.

 

Cool Math 4 Kids
A fun site for ages 3-100! Featuring math games and brainteasers.

 

Ben’s Guide
A government website for kids with each grade having its own section

 

First Gov for Kids
Provides links to Federal kids’ sites along with some of the best kids’ sites from other organizations all grouped by subject. Explore, learn and have fun!

 


For Seniors

 

Aging at Home – A Community Network

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey recently launched a new model of community-based aging in the Eastern Montgomery County area called Aging at Home – A Community Network to help seniors age in good health in their homes and communities.

 

AARP
AARP is the nation’s leading organization for people age 50 and older. It serves their needs and interests through education, advocacy and community services which are provided by a network of local chapters and experienced volunteers throughout the country.

 

Administration on Aging
AoA is the federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons and their concerns. AoA works to heighten awareness among other federal agencies, organizations, groups, and the public about the valuable contributions that older Americans make to the nation and alerts them to the needs of vulnerable older people. Through information, referral and outreach efforts at the community level, AoA seeks to education older people and their caregivers about the benefits and
services available to them.

 

Guide to Long Term Care Planning

Developed by the National Care Planning Council, this free, noncommercial, online resource is the largest and most comprehensive work on long term care planning ever published. This public-service, online guide contains over 670 printable pages including 96 charts and graphs. It is written by eight experts and organized into 35 chapters.

 

National Council on Disability
NCD’s overall purpose is to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability; and to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.

 

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