We read to know we're not alone.
In these unprecedented times, a good book can be a welcome companion. even a lifeline. Your Menlo Park Library card is the key to a treasure-trove of resources to help cope with the stay-at-home orders. Here are 5 things you can do with your Menlo Park Library card 📚😃
1. There's an app for that
📚😃 Menlo Park Library mobile apps. Supercharge your phone or tablet with free apps for streaming movies, subscription access to the New York Times, digital learning programs for children, and more. Have your library card handy, then view the list of apps on the library website
2. Little Free Libraries
📚😃 Did you know that Menlo Park is home to a community network of Little Free Libraries? These "take a book, leave a book" free book exchanges are located in every neighborhood in Menlo Park. No library card required! To find a Little Free Library in your neighborhood, see the map at menlolibrary.org/littlefreelibrary
3. Streaming books and media
📚😃 Virtual library. Your Menlo Park Library card allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV. Check out the popular new Hoopla collection. Easy to use, no waiting, free!
4. Seeds By Mail
The Menlo Park Seed Library operates as a community seed exchange in which borrowers may “check out” a wide variety of vegetable and flower seeds to plant in their gardens for home use. During the pandemic, many Menlo Park neighbors rediscovered or started new home gardens. Seeds By Mail is a system for sending seeds to Menlo Park residents. Seeds are donated and are provided at no cost to Menlo Park residents.
A “green” resource for the community
Seeds By Mail and Menlo Park Seed Library are a public service to:
- Enhance food security
- Promote a greener community environment
- Foster strong neighborhood ties
- Educate about the natural world.
If you would like to receive seeds from the Seed Library in the mail, please complete the online interest form.
5. Live online tutoring and homework help
📚😃 Subscription access to Tutor.com. In this age of distance learning, students of all ages need extra help to keep up their studies. Your Menlo Park Library card gives you free subscription access to premier online tutoring service Tutor.com. Connect to an expert tutor for real-time help with your student's assignments in a dynamic online learning environment.
Check the library website for complete listings of Virtual Library resources available to you with your Menlo Park library card.
Have a noteworthy week!
Menlo Park Library Foundation