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Highland Library May 2020
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In the interests of community health and per the Governor's Executive Order, the library building is closed and will re-open when State of Michigan guidelines safely allow.

The building may be closed, but you can still find lots of books, audiobooks, and more online through your library!  Check out our resources below!
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For Teachers: Resources & Continuing Education

Teachers: Are you looking for classes that will satisfy continuing education requirements? Did you know that the Michigan Electronic Library offers those? There are currently two free courses that will help you become more familiar with the online materials that are available to you and your students.
Virtual Preschool Teacher Enrichment
We want you to continue to get the clock hours you need to meet continuing education requirements. We were able to turn our scheduled April 30th Essential Skills for Learning and Life Preschool Teacher Enrichment program to an online program. Look for more to come.

MSU Extension Parenting Hour
Also great for parents of preschoolers, these programs are available through MSU Extension and count for preschool teacher clock hours.  Those interested in attending will have to sign up through MSU by following the link on the library calendar.

Magazines for Kids
Find some quality full-access magazines, perfect for your students.  Arts, sciences, music, animals, reading, writing, and other subjects are all included. 
These magazines also include full teacher guides.
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Adult Services


Adult Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, May 6, 2:00pm

Meet with us on Zoom to discuss Mitch Albom's ongoing project The Human Touch. The book is available at www.mitchalbom.com/human-touch-story.

If you're interested, please email Mona at mgeisler@highland.lib.mi.us for information on how to participate.
Use the Libby app or the Download Destination site to check out ebooks and downloadable audiobooks using your Highland Library card number.
Find ebooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies and TV.
Create an account with your Highland Library Card Number.
Be sure to check out Hoopla Bonus Borrows: curated titles that don't count toward your monthly checkout limit!
Usually only available in-library, Ancestry Library Edition is currently available from home - just enter your Highland Library card number to get access to census records, birth certificates, obituaries and much more.
Be a smart shopper!  Find rating and reviews on products and services, before you buy!  Click through and enter your Highland Card Number in the Patron ID box.
AP exams begin online May 11!  Create an account for free and check out all the exam prep resources in LearningExpress Library via the Michigan eLibrary eResources page.

Teen Services

Dawn's Reading Recommendations
Feed your reading and listening habit by checking out some great ebooks and audiobooks, hand-picked by Dawn and available online anytime through Hoopla or Overdrive.  Updated regularly.
Virtual Teen Book Club
Every Friday in May at 2:00pm
Zoom videoconferencing - Virtual Teen Book Club with Josh and Dawn!  Recommended ages 13 and up.  Message Dawn at ddittmar@highland.lib.mi.us if you'd like to join.
Middle School Book Club
Wednesday, May 20 at 11:00am
Join us online for a lovely book club experience.  Dawn and Josh head up the first of these.  Please register online here if you'd like to join in.  BYO doughnuts.
Find ebooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies and TV.
Create an account with your Highland Library Card Number.
Be sure to check out Hoopla Bonus Borrows: curated titles that don't count toward your monthly checkout limit!
Use the Libby app or the Download Destination site to check out ebooks and downloadable audiobooks using your Highland Library card number.

...aaand some more links to keep your brainbox ticking over:
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Returning April 30, 2020, SYNC will give away two complete audiobooks  a week, based on different themes. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.
AP Practice Tests from LearningExpress
Get ready for AP tests through LearningExpress. You'll probably want to create an account, then get all sorts of help for Bio, Chem, Calc, Human Geo, Macro- AND Microeconomics, and bunches bunches bunches more.
Shmoop
Test Prep, Study Guides, Teacher Resources, and more.
Hey Ya Podcast
From great new books to favorite classic reads, from news to the latest in on-screen adaptations, the Hey YA podcast is here to elevate the exciting world of young adult lit.
Hour of Code
Crack them knuckles and get a-codin'!  Make a mini-game, Minecraft your way through some computer science, or program some Star Wars droids in an hour or less!
Amy Poehler's Smart Girls
Dedicated to helping young people cultivate their authentic selves.  Read the history of some game-changers, find ways to help your community, and get inspired!

Y outh Services

StoryWalk
Enjoy a great picture book in the great outdoors! 
What can you hear when you are completely silent?  Beautifully written and gently illustrated, Silence by Lemniscates encourages you to stop, listen, and reflect on the world around you.
DIY Storytime
For further fun together, check out our 
DIY Storytime page that includes stories you can read online, along with additional activities picked just for you by our storytime librarians.
Mother-Daughter Online Book Club - please register!
Monday, May 4, 6:00pm
Half Magic by Edward Eager:  Hoopla   |   Overdrive/Libby
Join Ms Sherrie for book club!
Parent-Son Online Book Club - please register!
Monday, May 18, 5:00pm
Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood:  Hoopla   |   Overdrive/Libby
Join Ms Sherrie for book club!
Families Connect
Parents, have fun learning with your students. Take time while you are home to read and discuss a book together. This is a great time to get to know one another better.
Podcast Recommendations
Tune into some great online podcasts recommended by our Youth Librarians.  These fun audio programs cover topics from history to science to music.  Just click through and listen!
Time for Some Science!
Enjoy some quick 1-minute videos trying out a few home and kitchen science experiments from our own science-loving librarian Liz.  Updated reguarly.


Find these and other great online-anytime resources at:  highlandlibrary.info/kids and don't forget to check our Calendar of Events for other online activities and challenges.


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