Library Resources

Library Resources
Posted on 03/16/2020
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Here are many links with descriptions that highlight what the Council Bluffs Public Library offers online.  I hope these will be helpful during our upcoming hiatus.  We also have many brand new books available for checkout tomorrow in our school libraries that would be a great way to spend time during the next few weeks.  
Council Bluffs Public Library links and descriptions: 

The electronic resources can be found on the elibrary page. Each app has startup instructions on the section that is appropriate. The instructions will pop up when you click on each item. 
For Movies - use Hoopla 
(some books and audio books as well.)
For ebooks and audio books-  use Overdrive or Libby on a cell phone. 
For magazines use RBDigital 
For databases that have great educational resources see Brainfuze, Academic One File, and Gale and
To find good suggestions and Read-a-likes you can use Novelist Plus on the elibrary page. 
To find links to YA books, How to get a library card, and to get personalized recommendations remotely use 
I want to thank the Council Bluffs Public Library for providing and highlighting these resources for us during this hiatus.

Below are some additional resources:

Junior Library Guild
The Junior Library Guild has opened up their vast library of books and resources for free. The login information and codes are listed on the website in this link.

To help make eLearning easier, we are providing free access to eBooks from Lightbox™ and AV2 World Languages through June 30, 2020. You can register for access here.

Lightbox™ offers over 1000 PreK-12 titles in science, social studies, language arts, math and more. AV2 World Languages features high-interest titles in 10 different languages with full audio support.

Parents and students will find these resources interactive, easy to use and a great way for students to independently explore a new topic. We hope that you, your students and their families find this helpful during this challenging time.

Visit Follett Community for more details on this offer and other free eLearning resources available through Follett Destiny Discover®. Contact your Follett representative to let us know how we can help.

Audible Free audiobooks from


Apple Books have free and reduced titles. Click here for an article about it.

More audiobooks
2 great apps for audiobooks! FREE AUDIOBOOKS is great because it’s free. The selection is limited, but with lots of classics. CHIRP AUDIOBOOKS is great because no subscription is required & they have lots of current & popular books from $.99 to $4.99. Very cheap for audiobooks.

Please use this time to read a great book,
Mr. Frascht
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