Online Resources

hoopla is a digital media service offered through your Bixby library card that allows you to borrow 3 movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics or TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! There are no holds. We are able to provide the first year of hoopla service through the use of the Freda Fishman Stroh Cultural Grant. Click here for instructions. 

The Bixby Library is a member of the Green Mountain Library Consortium (GMLC). Our patrons are invited to download audio books and eBooks from GMLC at no cost. Access audio books & eBooks through the OverDrive/Libby app. After downloading the app, login using your library card barcode and password. You can also login from a computer if you do not have a smart phone or digital device from the GMLC website. Need help logging in, try the instructions here or contact us.

The Vermont Online Library (VOL) is a curated collection of online information resources covering a broad range of subjects. These resources are accessible with your library card barcode. VOL can be used to search for magazine articles and other information, some of which is in full text.  There are databases for adults, teens, children, business people, and those searching for medical information. Some of the magazines available in full text are Time, Newsweek, Consumer Reports and Glamour just to name a few! Vermont Online is made available due to our eVermont Grant.

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TumbleBook Library is an online collection of e-books for children. There are over 250 animated, talking picture books! The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles! We are running a free trial of this resource until August 31st, 2020.

 

 

TumbleMath is a comprehensive collection of math stories available anywhere, in TumbleBook format which combines animation, narration, and sound to create a compelling and enticing story book for students of all ages. The books are all accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans, educational games, plus quizzes in order to test and track progress. We are running a free trial of this resource until August 31st, 2020.

 

 

RomanceBookCloud currently features a core collection of over 1700 eBooks! Find your new favorite romance author, and all the genres you love, from Amish to Contemporary to Paranormal. We are running a free trial of this resource until August 31st, 2020.

 

AudioBookCloud is a curated database of streaming audio books. The growing collection features over 1200 titles, including dozens of genres and interest levels. The collection includes popular literature, classics, children’s and teen books, mystery, sci-fi, history, biography, and more! We are running a free trial of this resource until August 31st, 2020.

 

 

TeenBookCloud is a curated database of e-books and other digital content for Middle Schools and High Schools, as well as Public Libraries. The growing collection features over 1000 titles, including student-favorite Graphic Novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, national geographic videos, and more! We are running a free trial of this resource until August 31st, 2020.

Universal Class is a new on-line service offered to our Bixby registered patrons. Over 500 courses on a wide variety of subjects is available for free. Students can enroll in up to 5 courses w/ 6 months to finish each course. You may access courses 24/7 via the Internet.  Attend class, do assignments on your personal schedule.  Each course has real instructors who can communicate w / students by email.

These are non-credit courses and provided for personal enrichment.  Courses are not intended as substitution for any state. government, licensing or educational requirements. If you are interested in enrolling in Universal Class, you may register using this live link:

http://vermontstate.universalclass.com/register.htm

Please type in your entire library barcode number.  This Service is brought to you by Recorded Books, Vt. Dept. of Libraries and Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

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Vermont residents can research Vermont birth, marriage, and death records from 1909-2008 on Ancestry.com for free if they first sign up for a MyVermont.gov account. The State Library houses a number of Vermont focused collections which may assist your genealogy research. The Vermont Historical Society maintains a list of places to find Vermont genealogy information.

LearningExpress Library is a deep and broad tool that has something for everyone, from prep for the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) exam, nursing and medical testing prep, job interview and resume writing, computer skills, SAT, LSAT, and GRE test prep, to interactive tools to help someone choose a career. Patrons can create a free account, just click the link here then the “Sign in/Register” to create a new account or to login to the account you made!

Front Porch Forum is a free community-building service.  Your neighborhood’s forum is only open to the people who live there.  It’s all about helping neighbors connect. It’s fun! Join today, what are you waiting for?

Vergennes, and Ferrisburgh are two of 70+ towns/ cities across Vermont offering connection to Front Porch Forum. Front Porch forum is one of the digital ways our community can keep informed and connected neighbor to neighbor. The Bixby regularly posts events and updates about the library there.