Keep Learning All Summer Long!

 National Summer Learning Day July 12, 2018

Today is National Summer Learning Day!

“National Summer Learning Day is a national advocacy day aimed at elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe and healthy every summer, ensuring they return to school in the fall ready to succeed in the year” – National Summer Learning Association

To celebrate, we thought we would share some of our favorite educational resources we have here at the library. Some resources will require your library card to access at home.

For Kids:

Early World of Learning – With stories, games, and an easy, interactive encyclopedia, this great website will keep you curious! There are also coloring pages!

Nature Backpacks and Birding Backpacks – These kits, perfect for the budding biologist, have everything you need to explore the great outdoors and learn about your environment.

National Geographic for Kids – If you are interested in the world beyond your backyard, check out our National Geographic for Kids database. You can explore the sahara or the deep rainforest right from your own home.

Storytimes – All of our library locations have storytimes that are fun, free and will help your child get ready to read! Storytimes are designed for specific age and development levels. Learn more about which storytime will be the best-fit for your child for maximum fun and learning!


For Teens and Adults:

Rosetta Stone – Learn a brand new language or brush up on the one you’ve been studying in school!

Great Courses – These fantastic college level lecture series are available as both audio and video. They are great for when you want to delve deeper into a topic, or just enjoy learning from an expert in their field.

Learning Express Library – It doesn’t matter if you are college bound or working towards your perfect career, Learning Express Library has great resources to get you there. There are study guides, practice tests, video tutorials and eBooks on a wide range of topics.

Computer Classes – Whether you are interested in brushing up on old skills or delving into a new to you software, we have many computer classes to get you started. Registration required.


Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

Organizing Your Financial Records
Fairfield Library
Tuesday, July 24, 1:00pm
Learn how to save time by getting and keeping your financial records organized. Learn what records to keep, what to keep handy in case of a natural disaster, and how to take a home inventory.

Learn About The Perseid Meteor Shower
North Park Library
Wednesday, August 1, 7:00pm
A representative from the Richmond Astronomical Society will discuss astronomy and meteor basics with a focus on the Perseid Meteor Shower which peaks in August. While you’re at the library, see what resources we have about astronomy.

College Admissions 101
Tuckahoe Library
Tuesday, August 7, 2:00pm
Need help with applying to college? Learn what will stand out to the college admissions committee, how to write a memorable admissions essay, and other tips and tricks for navigating the admissions process. Presented by Erica Riesbeck, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of Richmond.

And of course we have books! Not sure what to read? Ask a librarian for suggestions!