Brainfuse HelpNow is an all-in-one suite of tutoring services designed for a wide range of academic needs whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, mastering a particular topic, or writing a paper, brought to you thanks to the Lake Placid Education Foundation of the Adirondack Foundation. HelpNow services include expert academic tutoring and self-study tools to empower users to study at their own pace or collaborate with peers and teachers. Students access live, on-demand academic help and state-aligned skills building lessons from expert tutors. With HelpNow, tutors and students communicate in real time in our online classroom by typing, drawing, and marking-up lessons and web content. Plus, students can use our secure file sharing feature in the writing lab to submit writing assignments to our writing tutors any time of the day. The Brainfuse full-service test center offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing as well as college preparatory tests – including the SAT.
All of the local libraries are currently closed. Whether you’re stuck inside for physical distancing or just need an escape after finishing work since you’re an essential employee, we can help provide a slice of library experience to you. In order to provide additional support to area residents during this challenging time, CEFLS and Northern New York Library Network each contributed $3,000 to bolster the collection of ebooks and e-audiobooks available! We hope that these additional titles help you enjoy your downtime while staying safe and helping flatten the curve. Visit cefls.org/downloads to check one out today!
If you have any trouble accessing the online collection, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can take steps to either renew the card temporarily for the duration of the stay-at-home period or create a temporary account with the required information (your full name, date of birth, and a picture of a piece of mail sent to your local address as proof of residence). Of course, you can visit your local library once they’ve reopened to renew your card in full or grant you a new card.
You already know that not everything you read on the Internet is true. But where can you go to find out whether an article is accurate or not? The folks at MakeUseOf have written up the excellent piece entitled The 8 Best Fact-Checking Sites for Finding the Unbiased Truth.
Get a library card? The best way to get a library card is to visit your most convenient library in person. You can find a map or a list of libraries in our region, and click on a library to find out contact information and open hours. We encourage you to call the library of your choice and ask about obtaining a card. All New York residents are eligible to receive a free library card and library services, even if the town they live …[CLICK TO READ MORE]
…get a library card? The best way to get a library card is to contact or stop by the local library that’s most convenient for you. You can find a map or a list of libraries in our region, and click on a library to find out contact information and open hours. We encourage you to contact the library of your choice and ask about obtaining a card. All New York residents are eligible to receive a free library card …[CLICK TO READ MORE]
Library Tech Tip #1 Scanning Barcodes from Book Covers when Cataloging Items Please be aware when scanning the barcode on the back of an item. Scanning usually gives you the ISBN but occasionally (especially in older items) it gives you a UPC code. Consequently, UPC code will not find the items requested for MARC records or in Horizon. The picture shows an example – you can see that the number beneath the barcode is not the same as the ISBN. In this case, …[CLICK TO READ MORE]
Just in time for Earth Day, we have a new librarian-created information guide, featuring inspiration, information sources and practical ideas to introduce some green practices into your life and have fun at the same time! You can find out about Drawdown, the book about how we can reverse global warming, find out about green careers, explore upcycling and plogging, and also find out what libraries can do to help the environment. See the guide here: REcycling Matters ~ the REasons …[CLICK TO READ MORE]
Nearly 80% of females reported experiencing at least one incident of physical or sexual aggression by the age of 22. Get involved and change the stats! Attend free events for teens featuring nail art, temporary tattoos, snacks provided by Stewart’s Shops, and a movie. These events are brought to you by CEFLS and STOP Domestic Violence. They were made possible through generous funding from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 …[CLICK TO READ MORE]
Take a look at our newest librarian-created information guide, featuring the mythical (or are they?) creatures of our beautiful Lake Champlain Region. You can explore the cryptozoological aspects of our area, find books to read, and plan excursions. See the guide here: Lake Champlain Region: Discovering Its Beauty and Creatures. Enjoy!
If you’re an avid reader, you’ll love these short email newsletters that highlight new books in your chosen subject area or genre such as historical fiction, science fiction, travel, romance or history. You can sign up and choose your topics here: http://www.libraryaware.com/1099/Subscribers/Subscribe. Once you sign up, you’ll receive occasional email newsletter with short summaries of the new and recommended titles and links to the library catalog, where you can check to see which libraries own the titles and place requests. You …[CLICK TO READ MORE]