We have your resources for the start of the school year

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The Pflugerville Public Library understands that our youth these days need more than pencils and notebooks to be successful in school, and we want to share our resources to make this school year easier for students and parents. Whether you attend school in person or at home, we hope you find this information useful.

The library is now open during normal hours. Computer use, on-hold pickup and shelf browsing have resumed. Returned items are no longer quarantined. Curbside service is also available during all normal library hours. The library strives to provide a welcoming environment for all. Masks are mandatory inside the library building at this time. To learn more about our reopening plan, please visit the library’s website at library.pflugervilletx.gov.

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In addition to our normal library cards, DigiT cards are available to students in the Pflugerville School District through their school librarians. DigiT cards allow students to access the electronic resources of the library.

Electronic resources

Using your library card, you can access our digital databases that promote literacy and meet your educational needs online.

For your convenience, links to popular educational materials such as ABCmouse, Hour of Code and more are displayed on public desktops. You can access the following resources on our catalog page anytime, anywhere by logging into your account (pflugerville.biblionix.com/catalog):

• AtoZ The World provides country profiles from around the world, including cultural and educational topics.

• Brainfuse Help Now offers live online help from expert tutors, including a writing lab and sending a question on demand daily from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM CDT. It also offers chess lessons. Creative Bug offers thousands of award-winning arts and crafts video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

• Credo Reference covers a general reference resource for research at any level curated by subject matter experts.

• Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep includes test preparation to pass your exams and create your first CV.

• Learning Express strengthens academic skills, prepares standardized tests and includes job search and career development resources with some of their material in Spanish.

• LinkedIn Learning offers online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world experts.

• Mango Languages ​​is a language learning tool that offers more than 70 languages ​​for native speakers of the language of your choice to explore. It introduces cultural ideas and grammatical nuances into these languages.

• Scholastic Teachables offers lesson plans and printable activity sheets for grades Pre-K to 6 that include several subjects and many different skills.

• World Book Online presents expert information in an interactive online environment through a leading online reference source that includes resources and eBooks for all ages, some of which are available in Spanish.

e-books

Our eBook platforms are a good source of books that students can read all the time.

• Hoopla gives you online access to eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels and more.

• The International Children’s Digital Library provides access to children’s literature from around the world that promotes tolerance and respect for diverse cultures.

• Libby by OverDrive offers eBooks, eBooks, and more.

• MakeMake offers e-books in Spanish for children. The collection includes picture books, reading books and interactive books.

• Teaching Books is an engaging collection of resources that brings books to life. It provides content for Pre-K levels and includes games, comprehensive book readings, and more.

• Sora by OverDrive helps students in the Pflugerville School District access our collection of eBooks and eBook Audiobooks using their student number.

• TumbleBooks offers animated talking picture books for children that promote the pleasure of reading. Some come with puzzles and games to ensure reading comprehension.

While all programs remain virtual until further notice, librarians and staff can recommend titles to help with research, school projects, and fun reading. If you have a special request, please complete a children’s book recommendations form, which can be found on our website book recommendations page (library.pflugervilletx.gov/books-media/book-recommendations)

The payment period is now three weeks and the payment limit is 30 items per card. New cardholders are limited to 10 items when they first check out. Just keep in mind that some documents may have special payment limits. As usual, materials can be reserved using our online catalog, in person or by phone.

Library staff are often looking for volunteers, aged 16 or older, to participate in various library activities. Volunteering generally requires the ability to bend over, lift boxes and books, use a portable scanning device, and stand for a period of time. For more information, email Billie Millar at [email protected]

Thank you for your patience as we continue to safely return to the new normal.

Carmen Lazo is the Children’s Services Librarian at the Pflugerville Public Library.


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