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Narrated Picture Books Now Available From Overdrive!

We recently added a selection of narrated picture books in Overdrive. These eBooks available through Overdrive Read deliver professional narration along with the text, so the reader can hear the story and see the pictures at the same time. Some of these eBooks include a full-blown soundtrack with sound effects, and many also highlight the text as it is read. These books would be perfect for those just learning to read, those learning English, or readers who just like a little more personality with their eBooks.

Click for more information and examples of narrated books.

Overdrive is working on developing an easy way to find these, but in the meantime, go to Overdrive and select either Children Fiction or Children Nonfiction under Children & Teens, then filter the search by Format: OverDrive Read. Look for the “NARRATED” sign across the cover image of these titles. You will need to use the OverDrive Read format to hear narration. Example:

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Early Literacy
on May 11, 2015 at 2:49 p.m.
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Brainfuse: Free online homework help for students of all ages.

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Free Academic Help at All Levels. Brainfuse offers live online tutoring in elementary, middle school, high school, college, and adult education.

Live Tutoring: Students draw or type their question in our online classroom and receive live homework assistance from a Brainfuse-certified tutor. Our tutors don’t simply give answers but help students master underlying academic concepts.

SkillSurfer: SkillSurfer includes an extensive library of Brainfuse-created lessons, video tutorials, and practice tests in a wide range of academic subjects, and further integrates them with live tutoring.

Homework Help
on May 11, 2015 at 2:44 p.m.
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After School Homework Help

SCPL Kids' Page

From October 6th through May 28, 2015, the Library will be offering homework help for students in the 12th grade and under. After School Homework Help is available in the following locations:

  • Scotts Valley: Mondays and Tuesdays from 3 - 5pm
  • La Selva Beach: Tuesdays from 3 - 5pm
  • Boulder Creek: Wednesdays from 3 - 5pm
  • Garfield Park: Wednesdays from 3 - 5pm
  • Downtown: Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30pm
Bilingual assistance is available at all sites. Thank you to our Homework Help sponsors: The Friends of the La Selva Beach Library and The Wedeen Hammer Group at Morgan Stanley.

Homework Help
on Feb. 26, 2015 at 2:14 p.m.
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