MMPL Q&A

Mississippi Mills Public Library Q&As

April 2020

1. How to renew your library card
SEND AN EMAIL to: info@missmillslibrary.com

2. How to get a library card (or online access) when library is closed
SEND AN EMAIL to: info@missmillslibrary.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 techtutor@missmillslibrary.com 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: info@missmillslibrary.com

Online Learning Resources

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 SITESWEB LINKSCOMMENTS
Art Gallery of Ontariohttps://ago.ca/learn/teacher-resourcesOnline resources aligned with Ontario curriculum.
Canadian Encyclopediahttps://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/enCanadian online resources.
Canadian Museum of Historyhttps://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&region=on_eastFree virual program offerings.
CBC Kidshttps://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/Canadian online resources.
CBC KIds Indigenoushttps://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/explore/indigenousVideos for kids that share Indigenous voices and stories.
Centre for Education in Math and Computinghttps://courseware.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/27Math resources and aligned with Ontario curriculum.
Curiohttps://curio.ca/en/Complimentary access. Educational platform for primary to post-secondary.
FSL Homework Toolboxhttp://www.fslhomeworktoolbox.caFrench resources, videos, and learning activities.
Historicahttps://www.historicacanada.caOnline resources from a Canadian perspective.
ICI (French CBC Kids)https://ici.radio-canada.ca/jeunesse/scolaireFrench Canadian online resources
Idellohttps://www.idello.org/enFrench resources, videos, and learning activities.
Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canadahttps://indigenouspeoplesatlasofcanada.caOnline resources and indigenous perspectives.
Indigenous Voices, History, and Storyhttps://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1302889494709/1534952403997Learn about Indigenous history listening to or reading stories by Indigenous people.
OPHEAhttps://teachingtools.ophea.net/Online resources and aligned with Ontario curriculum.
Quebec Ministry of Educationhttps://carrefour-education.qc.ca/French canadian online resources aligned with Quebec curriculum.
Royal Ontario Museumhttps://www.rom.on.ca/en/learn/activitiesOnline resources and aligned with Ontario curriculum.
Science Teacher Association of ONhttps://stao.ca/resource/Online resources and aligned with Ontario curriculum.
TFO (French TVO Kids)https://www.tfo.org/en/kidsFrench online resources and aligned with Ontario curriculum.
TVO in the Classroomhttps://education.tvo.org/Online videos and aligned with Ontairo curriculum.
TVO Kids – School Agehttps://www.tvokids.com/school-ageOnline resources and aligned with Ontario curriculum.
TVO Mathifyhttps://www.tvomathify.com/students#Online math tutoring for Gr. 6 and Up
TVO mPowerhttps://www.tvo.org/mpowerOnline math resources.
TVO Numberblockshttps://www.tvokids.com/preschool/numberblocksOnline math resources with an Early Years focus.
GENERAL RESOURCES & SUPPORTSWEB LINKSCOMMENTS
Audiblehttps://stories.audible.com/start-listenStream stories for kids, including titles across six different languages
Brain Pophttps://educators.brainpop.com/2020/02/19/free-brainpop-access-for-schools-affected-by-the-corona-virusOnline videos & access available for a limited time.
Britania Onlinehttps://britannicalearn.com/covid-19-free-resourcesOnline resources from Britania for a limited time.
City of Paris Museumshttp://parismuseescollections.paris.fr/enView over 324,000 works
CommonLithttps://www.commonlit.org/Online texts aligned by theme, topic, grade levels. Always free.
Duolingohttps://www.duolingo.com/course/fr/en/Learn-FrenchOnline french learning.
GoNoodlehttps://www.gonoodle.comOnline videos that promote physical actvitity and health.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourthttps://www.hmhco.com/coronavirusOnline resources aligned similar to traditional textbooks.
Khan Academy Kidshttps://www.khanacademy.org/khan-for-educators/khan-kids-pageEducational program for children ages two to seven
Learning A-Z / RazKidshttps://www.learninga-z.com/site/lp2/covid19Online leveled literature. Available to the end of the year.
Metropolitan Museum of Finehttps://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-featuresOnline collections include the MET 360 Project and #MetKids
Mystery Sciencehttps://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planningThis website is for grades k-5 and provides video and mini lessons.
National Emergency Libraryhttps://archive.org/details/nationalemergencylibraryCollection of books supporting remote teaching, research activities…
National Geographic for Kidshttps://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 Resourceshttps://www.nytimes.com/section/learningOnline content from a newspaper focus.
Newselahttps://newsela.com/Non fiction content aligned with reading levels.
Open Culturehttp://www.openculture.com/Free cultural and educational media
PBS Learninghttps://www.pbslearningmedia.org/Online content aligned with subject areas.
PHET Online Simulationshttps://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/by-levelOnline interactive items.
Smithsonianhttps://www.si.edu/educators/resourcesOnline interactive items.
Smithsonianhttps://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tourVirutal tours
Time for Kidshttps://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.

Kanopy – Video Streaming

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 on your computer at https://mississippimills.kanopy.com/ or visit the digital library page for more details.

Access Kanopy Kids too! https://mississippimills.kanopy.com/kids

Download on the App Store
Download on the Google Play Store
Download on the Roku Channel Store
Download on the Amazon App Store

Tumble Book LibrarIES

TumbleBookLibrary is a K-6 children’s eBook database.  Stream as many books as you want, on any device!  No checkouts, holds, or downloads.

Tumble Book Library - ebooks for ekids

Other resources from tumble.

Teen Book Cloud

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.

Audiobook Cloud

AudioBookCloud is an all  ages audiobook database.  Stream as many books as you want, on any device!  No checkouts, holds, or downloads.

Romance Book Cloud

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.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 12, 2020

Dear patrons,
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).

Christine Row
Chief Librarian / CEO
crow@mississippimills.ca
613-256-1037

With branches in Almonte and Pakenham, the library offers 67,000+ items, both print and digital.