eResource Changes Coming Soon!

Every year, we review the usage of our library eResources, to make sure we are spending wisely and giving our patrons the best library experience we can offer! 

We’re excited to announce some changes that you’ll see coming soon.

 

New Resources

Wall Street Journal

Digital access

Read from home with a link that gives you access for three days. 

Get a new link as many times as you like – you can read every day!

Novelist Select

Catalog enhancement feature

We’ve always loved NoveList for it’s librarian curated read-alike suggestions. Now you’ll see them integrated into the catalog as you search. 

See the rest of the book series in order!

Easily view both Lexile measures and Accelerated Reader levels.


Hoopla Flex 

Expanded collection

A new collection available to Parkland School District residents on Hoopla, this will include one-user, one-copy, popular titles, in addition to your five instant borrows.

It is a good alternative to check when the holds list on Libby is long!

Replacements:

New Book Alerts with Booksite

Live Now!

Here are some of the features of Booksite you can look forward to!

  • If you love to read a certain genre, you can sign up for an automatic email listing our new library books in your favorite genres.
  • If you heard a book mentioned on TV or the radio and you can’t remember the title, there’s an email newsletter for that, too!
  • You can also sign up for the BookSizzle weekly email that’s full of interesting book recommendations.

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center with Brainfuse JobNow!

Live now!

We’re so excited that the libraries in our district now have live online help for jobseekers! 

  • Ace the interview with a LIVE Interview Coach service, and resources to help you prepare for your interview.
  • Featuring JobNow’s Resume Lab, the Resume Builder provides the resources you need to craft a winning resume.
  • Informative, easy-to-use, and free Internet resources for job seekers, including personality and career assessments.

America’s Obituaries with Heritage Hub

Live Now!

  • This is an upgraded product from NewsBank with more records for genealogy researchers!
  • Discover obituary information spanning more than 200 years with content from all 50 states – including hard-to-find information from the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s. Learn more in this brief video.

Not Renewing:

  • AtoZ MapsOnline
  • cloudLibrary digital ebooks and audiobooks. The savings on platform fees will help us add more titles to Hoopla and Libby by Overdrive.
  • Financial Ratings Series
  • Infobase Learning Video on Demand for Adults and Kids.
  • Rosetta Stone.

TeenTober

TeenTober is an initiative from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) that encourages teens to visit their library in October to discover media in all forms, technology, games, STEAM activities, and more. This nationwide celebration hosted by libraries aims to celebrate teens, promote year-round teen services and the innovative ways teen services helps teens…

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Touch-A-Truck 2022

We would like to thank our community partners for making Touch-A-Truck possible! The Friends of the Library Air Products: Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric car Cetronia Ambulance DonutNV Allentown Greenawalds Fire and Rescue: rescue truck Hall of Fame Bin Cleaning: bin cleaning truck Lehigh County Special Operations: drones, field truckNorth Whitehall Township Public Works:…

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UniversalClass Entrepreneurship

Try Entrepreneurship Classes for Free Online via UniversalClass! Did you know… that Parkland Community Library cardholders can take classes from UniversalClass for free? Just use the letters “PCL” followed by your library card number to log in.  Here are the details. UniversalClass has a huge range of class offerings. Classes are available 24/7, so you can…

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