Even though the physical Henderson Libraries locations remain closed, students returning to school are still able to access a wide variety of resources.
With limited hotspots available for seven-day checkout, students can virtually connect to distance learning opportunities and conduct research online.
In addition, each of the libraries has free Wi-Fi just outside the buildings so if someone needs a connection, that service is offered.
Visiting Henderson libraries allows users to link to free, educational online resources for kids, teens, and adults.
One offering is Socrates, which contains learning games for elementary school-age children. A section entitled “Born to Read” is also available for parents and caregivers to work on literacy skills with children birth to five years old. Additional resources for storytimes, crafts, yoga for youngsters, and teen programs can be found at on their website.
Another place to check out is their offers on TumbleBooks (digital books with no checkout required), including TumbleMath and Teen BookCloud. For more specific help, Brainfuse provides online live tutors to help children in grades K through college with a variety of subjects. Likewise, WorldBook Kids allows students to access their encyclopedias online.
Visit the library’s website or app to reserve books, DVDs, and other items and, when these items become available, patrons will receive an email or text message, asking them to schedule a curbside appointment. This convenient opportunity allows patrons to drive, bike, or even walk to their preferred location and receive their materials in a safe and contactless manner.
If you don’t have a library card, please visit here to register for a digital card.