Please email Christine at: email@example.com if you would like to join the meeting.
Mississippi Mills Public Library Q&As
1. How to renew your library card
SEND AN EMAIL to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. How to get a library card (or online access) when library is closed
SEND AN EMAIL to: email@example.com
3. How to return books or other material & status of overdues
BOTH BRANCHES’ BOOK DROPS ARE OPEN FOR NOW (if circumstances warrant, they may close). No fines issued for late materials. All items will be renewed until the library re-opens
4. WiFi services at the library
WiFi IS ON 24 HOURS a day, accessible from outside both branches. Our network name is MMPL, no password necessary
5. Digital resources via the library
ACCESS e-learning materials, e-books/e-magazines/audiobooks, virtual references and more. VISIT missmillslibrary.com/digital-library
6. Status of Interlibrary loan (ILL)
NOT BEING OFFERED for the time being
7. Availability of the MMPL Tech Tutor
FOR HELP accessing digital resources or other questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your question
8. Authoritative pandemic resources & community information
REFER TO Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit for up-to-date local information: healthunit.org
9. Online activities for families & learning resources for all ages & abilities
Please visit this page for details & ideas: online resources April 2020 or www.facebook.com/mississippimillspubliclibrary
for many more suggestions
10. How to contact library staff
GENERAL email: email@example.com
April 2020 Update
Need help accessing digital resources? The library is closed, but tech tutoring is still available!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for a session and ask your questions. Once Greg, our Tech Tutor, has your contact details, he’ll arrange to offer phone or email / online support.
Give it a try!
There are “kazillions” of interesting online educational resources and supports for children and also for all ages…
Here is a round up of what we’ve collected. Have fun!
|ONTARIO & CANADIAN SITES||WEB LINKS||COMMENTS|
|Art Gallery of Ontario||https://ago.ca/learn/teacher-resources||Online resources aligned with Ontario curriculum.|
|Canadian Encyclopedia||https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en||Canadian online resources.|
|Canadian Museum of History||https://www.historymuseum.ca/learn/resource-centre/||Canadian online resources.|
|Canadian National Inst. for the Blind (CNIB)||http://cnib.ca/en/event?field_event_type_target_id=All&field_location_locality=&field_region_target_id=8®ion=on_east||Free virual program offerings.|
|CBC Kids||https://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/||Canadian online resources.|
|CBC KIds Indigenous||https://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/explore/indigenous||Videos for kids that share Indigenous voices and stories.|
|Centre for Education in Math and Computing||https://courseware.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/27||Math resources and aligned with Ontario curriculum.|
|Curio||https://curio.ca/en/||Complimentary access. Educational platform for primary to post-secondary.|
|FSL Homework Toolbox||http://www.fslhomeworktoolbox.ca||French resources, videos, and learning activities.|
|Historica||https://www.historicacanada.ca||Online resources from a Canadian perspective.|
|ICI (French CBC Kids)||https://ici.radio-canada.ca/jeunesse/scolaire||French Canadian online resources|
|Idello||https://www.idello.org/en||French resources, videos, and learning activities.|
|Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada||https://indigenouspeoplesatlasofcanada.ca||Online resources and indigenous perspectives.|
|Indigenous Voices, History, and Story||https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1302889494709/1534952403997||Learn about Indigenous history listening to or reading stories by Indigenous people.|
|OPHEA||https://teachingtools.ophea.net/||Online resources and aligned with Ontario curriculum.|
|Quebec Ministry of Education||https://carrefour-education.qc.ca/||French canadian online resources aligned with Quebec curriculum.|
|Royal Ontario Museum||https://www.rom.on.ca/en/learn/activities||Online resources and aligned with Ontario curriculum.|
|Science Teacher Association of ON||https://stao.ca/resource/||Online resources and aligned with Ontario curriculum.|
|TFO (French TVO Kids)||https://www.tfo.org/en/kids||French online resources and aligned with Ontario curriculum.|
|TVO in the Classroom||https://education.tvo.org/||Online videos and aligned with Ontairo curriculum.|
|TVO Kids – School Age||https://www.tvokids.com/school-age||Online resources and aligned with Ontario curriculum.|
|TVO Mathify||https://www.tvomathify.com/students#||Online math tutoring for Gr. 6 and Up|
|TVO mPower||https://www.tvo.org/mpower||Online math resources.|
|TVO Numberblocks||https://www.tvokids.com/preschool/numberblocks||Online math resources with an Early Years focus.|
|GENERAL RESOURCES & SUPPORTS||WEB LINKS||COMMENTS|
|Audible||https://stories.audible.com/start-listen||Stream stories for kids, including titles across six different languages|
|Brain Pop||https://educators.brainpop.com/2020/02/19/free-brainpop-access-for-schools-affected-by-the-corona-virus||Online videos & access available for a limited time.|
|Britania Online||https://britannicalearn.com/covid-19-free-resources||Online resources from Britania for a limited time.|
|City of Paris Museums||http://parismuseescollections.paris.fr/en||View over 324,000 works|
|CommonLit||https://www.commonlit.org/||Online texts aligned by theme, topic, grade levels. Always free.|
|Duolingo||https://www.duolingo.com/course/fr/en/Learn-French||Online french learning.|
|GoNoodle||https://www.gonoodle.com||Online videos that promote physical actvitity and health.|
|Houghton Mifflin Harcourt||https://www.hmhco.com/coronavirus||Online resources aligned similar to traditional textbooks.|
|Khan Academy Kids||https://www.khanacademy.org/khan-for-educators/khan-kids-page||Educational program for children ages two to seven|
|Learning A-Z / RazKids||https://www.learninga-z.com/site/lp2/covid19||Online leveled literature. Available to the end of the year.|
|Metropolitan Museum of Fine||https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features||Online collections include the MET 360 Project and #MetKids|
|Mystery Science||https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning||This website is for grades k-5 and provides video and mini lessons.|
|National Emergency Library||https://archive.org/details/nationalemergencylibrary||Collection of books supporting remote teaching, research activities…|
|National Geographic for Kids||https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/||Online digital content with rich themes.|
|Netmath (French)||https://www.netmath.ca/fr-on/savoir-plus/||French online math resources.|
|New York Times | Learning Resources||https://www.nytimes.com/section/learning||Online content from a newspaper focus.|
|Newsela||https://newsela.com/||Non fiction content aligned with reading levels.|
|Open Culture||http://www.openculture.com/||Free cultural and educational media|
|PBS Learning||https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/||Online content aligned with subject areas.|
|PHET Online Simulations||https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/by-level||Online interactive items.|
|Smithsonian||https://www.si.edu/educators/resources||Online interactive items.|
|Time for Kids||https://time.com/tfk-free/||Online magazine with many current themes.|
These resources were collected by staff at Lambton Kent DSB and added to by staff at Mississippi Mills Public Library.
A really exciting new service provided by the Mississippi Mills Public Library… and all you need is a library card to access it. (There’s also a Kanopy for kids.)
Kanopy streams thoughtful entertainment to your preferred device. Everyone from film scholars to casual viewers will discover remarkable and enriching films on Kanopy. Log in with your library card and enjoy a diverse catalog with new titles added every month. A library card holder can access 10 items a month (and an unlimited number of items from Kanopy kids).
Access Kanopy Kids too! https://mississippimills.kanopy.com/kids
TumbleBookLibrary is a K-6 children’s eBook database. Stream as many books as you want, on any device! No checkouts, holds, or downloads.
Other resources from tumble.
TeenBookCloud is a grade 7-12 eBook database. Stream as many books as you want, on any device! No checkouts, holds, or downloads.
TumbleMath is a K-6 math eBook database. Stream as many books as you want, on any device! No checkouts, holds, or downloads.
AudioBookCloud is an all ages audiobook database. Stream as many books as you want, on any device! No checkouts, holds, or downloads.
RomanceBookCloud is a huge collection of steamy romance novels for the older crowd! Stream as many books as you want, on any device! No checkouts, holds, or downloads.
March 13, 2020
March 12, 2020
We are making every effort to keep up-to-date on the Novel
Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are closely monitoring updates from
the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit
(https://healthunit.org/coronavirus/) and several local news
sources. At this point, library operations are running as usual. If
anything should change, we will provide updates on our Facebook
page and website (www.missmillslibrary.com).
Chief Librarian / CEO
Says Novelist, “we believe that books and libraries have the power to transform lives. There are many stories about the ways that reading helps people become better citizens, better leaders, and better versions of themselves.”
See you at the library!