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World Book Online is More Than Just an Encyclopedia

18 Sep

We have added a new premium online resource to help with homework this school year. All you need is your library card to access it anywhere with an internet connection 24/7.

World Book Online is divided into six modules:

World Book WebInfo Finder

Homework and research project help for elementary and middle school students.

  • More than 40,000 encyclopedia and reference articles
  • World Book Biography Center, with more than 10,000 biographies
  • Science projects and experiments
  • Comprehensive multimedia collections including World Book Explores and geography resource guides
  • Thousands of links selected by World Book editors and expert contributors

Discover

Atlas, dictionary, life skills and more.

  • Research tools including Citation Builder, How to Do Research guides, and personalized My Research account
  • Extensive dictionary
  • Interactive Earth, including the World Book Atlas, Interactive Maps, Outline Maps and Flags, and more
  • Educator tools

For Kids

General reference especially for younger children.

  • Thousands of easy-to-read articles
  • Interactive games and activities
  • Printable teaching worksheets, lesson plans, and learning activities

Timelines

Build and share timelines. Use your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.

The Early World of Learning

Resource for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades.

World Book Spanish/Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Beginner’s Spanish language reference tool. The site offers World Book’s excellent editorial content, rich media, and engaging features in Spanish.

Text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research tools, multimedia, and interactive video also make World Book Web a great resource for students with language or learning difficulties.

Try out new books from home with our Online Book Club!

17 Sep

image001 The Online Book Club is an effortless way to discover new authors and sample books. Every day Dear Reader will e-mail you a 5-minute sample. By the end of the week you’ll have read 2 to 3 chapters. If you’re hooked, check out the book at one of our libraries.

Every week the club samples a new book. Monday through Friday, a quick 5 minute read is delivered to your email. At the end of Friday’s read, the ending page number is given, so when you pick up the book from the library, you know where you left off.

Sign up for online book clubs reading fiction, mysteries, romance, nonfiction, teen, classics and more.

Consumer Reports Online!

17 Jul

 

Consumer Reports has been a go-to source for unbiased reviews on different products and services for a long time. It’s one of the most popular magazines in our libraries. Because it is so popular in print we decided to subscribe to their website.

You now have the ability to browse and utilize all of the options available at consumerreports.org via our subscription. In addition to reviews you will find buying guides, video reviews, and more. You can access the site by following this link and entering your library card number.

We are happy to offer this new resource and hope it will help you make informed purchasing decisions and save you some money too!

Want to learn a new language this summer?

9 Jun

Headed to a foreign country this summer and want to learn some of the language? Just want to learn a new language? We’ve go the resource for you.

Mango Languages is a great way to learn over 60 languages. They have a great system to help you develop the familiarity you need to be comfortable having a conversation in very little time.

You can use Mango on your computer or learn on the go with their apps for Android and Apple devices. And it’s free for you with your Henrico Library card.

To get started, follow this link, create an account (so you can save your progress), pick the language you want to learn and start learning.

Book Recommendations Sent to Your Inbox

27 May

Book Recommendations Sent to Your Inbox

Get some ideas for your vacation reads this summer. Sign up for NextReads book recommendations to be emailed to you regularly based on your likes and even age level. Pick from New York Times Bestsellers, Biography, Picture books, Teen books, Finance, Fitness and more.

New library website goes live Monday, February 17!

14 Feb

Using the feedback you gave us a little over a year ago in our online survey we have updated our website to use a more responsive and flexible platform.

While much of the website’s content and layout is the same you will notice some small improvements. We hope the changes will help you access the information you need more easily and we look forward to your feedback after we launch on Monday, February 17th

New digital magazines feature!

7 Oct

2013q3_Zinio_presentIf you have been using our Digital Magazines you may have noticed a new feature…back issues!

Until last week the only issues available to be checked out were current ones. Now you have the option to check out previous issues too.

While you are browsing our digital magazines collection you will see a new ‘Back Issues Available’ option for all of our magazines. That option will show you all previous issues of that magazine you can check out.

There are aren’t many back issues available right now (we’ve only been offering digital magazines for a few months) but the collection will grow. We are very happy to be able to offer this option to you. Hope you like it!

If you haven’t tried out our digital magazines and would like to learn more go here for more information.

 

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