Resources for Kids and Parents

Online Resources Provided by the Bixby:

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. You can also login from a computer if you do not have a smart phone or digital device from the GMLC website.

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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.

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:

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!

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.

Other Learning from Home Resources:

Vermont School Library Association has compiled a long list of Learning at Home Resources for Teachers.

Milwakee with Kids put together a great list of resources for remote learning organized by subject and they are constantly updating it.

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Both the Boys & Girls Club are providing meals for anyone, Mon-Fri. Use this form: https://forms.gle/j4QnM684qCEAj53s8  or you may call the Boys & Girls Club at 870-7199

ANWSD is also providing breakdast & lunch to anyone 0-18 years old, Mon-Fri. Please do not assume coolers by the road are free to take, they are probably being used for this free meal program.

United Way of Addison County through thier Addison County Responds Program has a ton of great resorces but in particular Jesse Brooks, Director of Prevention, recently offered a presentation that you can watch here. Also, keep an eye on our Facebook page as we provide resources for families to keep the conversation of health and happiness going.

Let’s Grow Kids have developed a web form to more easily collect information to connect the families of essential workers with childcare in schools and licensed childcare programs that are operating to provide services while school dismissal and general childcare service closures are in effect. Families can also call 2-1-1 ext. 6 or 1-877-705-9008 to speak to a childcare referral specialist. Childcare programs with questions should call or email the Child Development Division: 800-649-2642 (option 3).