Get help this school year with new library online resources! San Mateo County Libraries patrons can now use TeachingBooks.net to empower young readers. This suite of databases provides multimedia content to complement children’s and young adult books.
Students and parents can access six TeachingBooks databases through San Mateo County Libraries:
- Book Guides & Lesson Plans
- Teach Diverse Books
- Literature-based vocabulary lists
- Learn From Award-Winning Authors & Illustrators
- Resources for Award-Winning books
- Build Your Own Custom Reading Lists
Got a reluctant reader? TeachingBooks can help make reading fun and engaging! You can simply search for a book by title, author, subject, or list and find supplemental material to enhance the experience. For example, the entry for Drum Dream Girl has audio recordings of the authors reading the book aloud, video book trailers and author interviews. Parents also have access to lesson plans incorporating the book as well as discussion guides.
TeachingBooks.net is available through San Mateo County Libraries, as well as other California public Libraries, by the California State Library, opens a new window. The goal is to help California students succeed by making reliable information accessible online. It’s a win for students and educators as this content is aligned with curriculum in California schools!
San Mateo County Libraries also has other online resources that can help students excel in class:
- Brainfuse HelpNow connects students with a live tutor for homework help in English and Spanish.
- ABCMouse has 9,000+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities.
- Novelist K-8 helps students, parents, and teachers identify reading level-appropriate books.
- Newsbank allows students to search current and archived issues of local newspapers for full-text news articles, editorials, events, and more.
Have you ever used an online resource from the library for a class? Tell us about it in the comments.