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April is

Poetry Month

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Did you know that

While your school and neighborhood libraries might not be open, there are still plenty of ways to access their resources digitally! Check below for links and directions.

Need to Find Something New for Independent Reading or a Book for Class?

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Overdrive & its new app Libby: Offers Audiobooks, Ebooks, and Digital Graphic Novels to borrow for up to 21 days, up to 10 titles at a time.

  • How to access: 

    • Go to https://bpl.overdrive.com/library/teens/ . Choose “Boston Public Library” as your library and use your barcode/pin number to create a free account

    • OR download the Libby free app and choose “Boston Public Library” as your library and use your barcode/pin number to create a free account.  Books are downloadable through the app to prevent continuous internet/data use.

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RbDigital: Offers Audiobooks and Magazines to borrow digitally. You can check out up to 10 titles at a time for up to 21 days. Digital magazines offer unlimited checkouts.

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Hoopla: Offers Ebooks and Digital Graphic Novels/Comics, to borrow digitally for up to 21 days. You can check out up to 10 titles a month. 

  • How to access: 

    • Go to https://www.hoopladigital.com . Choose “Boston Public Library” as your library and use your barcode/pin number to create a free account

    • OR download the free app and choose “Boston Public Library” as your library and use your barcode/pin number to create a free account.  Books are downloadable through the app to prevent continuous internet/data use.

Epic!: Middle Level Ebooks, Audiobooks, and Digital Graphic Novels/Comics.  Go to https://www.getepic.com/students , class code: rmc9475

For some of these resources you may need:

  • Your Library Card Barcode (found on the back of your library card)

  • Your library Pin Number (password) - this is a 4 digit number.  If you got your card from BGA it is most likely your year of graduation.

 

Contact Ms. Zeng at jzeng@bostongreenacademy.org if you need help getting your library barcode or pin number.

Please Note: 

  • BPL library Fines will NOT prevent patrons from accessing online services during this period of time (so no worries!)

Open Library: Over 100,000 eBooks available for borrowing and reading in-browser or on mobile devices using Adobe Digital Editions. Creation of a free account is required for borrowing. To access, go to http://ezproxy.bpl.org/login?url=http://openlibrary.org

Other Resources:

KEEP CALM

AND

READ ON, BGA!

Need help finding digital access to a specific book or book recommendations and where to find them? Click the covers below or use this link:

Need a trustworthy information source to support your learning and online school work ?

RESEARCH AID

BGA Databases:
provide access to published information sources. 

RESEARCH AID

Trustworthy Websites
 
 1. Always check the Validity of a website before using it. Try using the C.R.A.A.P. test
C - is it Current?
R - is it Relevant?
A - does it have Authority?
A - is it Accurate to the best of your knowledge?
P - what is the Purpose?
2. Check out these pre-validated sources:
Don't forget to give credit to your sources:

Need something to do at home once you've finished your school work for the day?

Try watching a movie for free curtesy of the Boston Public Library:

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Hoopla: In addition to Ebooks, Hoopla has a library of movies and show to stream to your computer.   You can borrow a movie/show to stream for up to 21 days. You can check out up to 10 titles a month (this number includes Ebooks, Audiobooks, and digital graphic novels). 

  • How to access: 

    • Go to https://www.hoopladigital.com . Choose “Boston Public Library” as your library and use your barcode/pin number to create a free account

    • OR download the free app and choose “Boston Public Library” as your library and use your barcode/pin number to create a free account.  Books are downloadable through the app to prevent continuous internet/data use.

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Kanopy: Kanopy includes acclaimed movies and documentaries on-demand from award-winning filmmakers. You can watch up to 4 movies a month ("4 play credits"). After starting a movie, you have 3 days to unlimitedly watch that movie.

  • How to access: 

    • Go to https://www.hoopladigital.com . Use your barcode/pin number to create a free account

    • OR download the free app and use your barcode/pin number to create a free account. 

Use Live Cams to Virtually Visit a Zoo or Aquarium

BGA student, are you missing your community? Join these online BGA clubs!

Go to Google Classroom and use the class code for the group you would like to join!

While this is a Google "Classroom", it is a social opportunity, so not grades or classwork

Superheros/Comic Book  Club

Class Code: smupjbn

Manga Club High School

Class Code: rlia42s

Manga Club Middle School

Class Code: 2g2f7hm

Need help accessing library resources or using the links above? 

 

Don't hesitate to email Ms. Zeng (BGA librarian) at jzeng@bostongreenacademy.org

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