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Week Two Challenge Compilation

Thank you to all who participated in our second Summer Weekly Challenge, which ran the week of June 29-July 3:

Recreate Your Favorite Book Cover
Using materials found at home, bring your favorite book cover to life.

Once again, we received many entries, and we just love to see the creativity that adults, teens, and children from across the county are displaying around this literary theme.

See the compilation of YOUR creativity in the video below:

Week Two Challenge Compilation

 

Week Two Challenge Compilation

And now for our next challenge:

Week Three Challenge: Make a Poster for a Cause
Create and share a poster that supports a cause you feel strongly about.

Submission deadline: midnight on Thursday July 9

Visit https://sonomalibrary.org/summer-weekly-challenge for submission instructions.

We can’t wait to see your creativity!

 

Week One Challenge Compilation

Thank you to all who participated in our first Summer Weekly Challenge:

Your Favorite Reading Spot
Draw, design, film, or create a representation of your favorite place to curl up and read.

We received many entries -- from adults, teens, and children from across the county. The artistry, creativity, and joy in reading were evident in the entries you submitted. From photographs to watercolors to crayon drawing to a short story, we loved seeing and reading our community members’ representations of their favorite reading spots.

See the compilation of YOUR creativity in the video below:

Week One Challenge Compilation

 

Week One Challenge Compilation

And now for our next challenge:

Week Two Challenge: Recreate Your Favorite Book Cover
Using materials found at home, bring your favorite book cover to life.

Visit https://sonomalibrary.org/summer-weekly-challenge for submission instructions.

We can’t wait to see your creativity!

 

Library Statement on Racial Equity

Library Statement on Racism and Social Equity

Library Statement on Racism and Social Equity

The Sonoma County Library stands with Black Lives Matter, and with local government, schools and our community in calling for peaceful, yet powerful action to turn the tide of systemic racism, and begin the transition to a just and sustainable society.

To those in our community who have been hurt by racism, bigotry, prejudice, misunderstanding and hate: we see you, we hear you, we stand with you. And, as we look outward to help our communities heal, we pledge to look inward, and to face unflinchingly the truths in our own system. It’s not enough to eschew racism. We must all become anti-racists.

We support the Urban Libraries Council statement on the role of libraries in dismantling systemic racism, dated June 1, 2020, which reads in part:

“Twenty-first century libraries are pillars of safety, inclusion, diversity and democracy for the communities we serve. Libraries provide equitable access to information and digital resources for all people, regardless of race. They provide safe, respectful and welcoming spaces for civic discourse and the expression of diverse voices. Through carefully curated collections, community partnerships and targeted outreach, libraries intentionally engage and serve the needs of all populations. And, increasingly, libraries are taking bold stands and speaking up to call out and combat social injustice.”

On May 1, 2017, the Sonoma County Library Commission unanimously voted to adopt the following Statement of Inclusivity, as a reaffirmation of core library values.

Statement of Inclusivity

Public libraries have long been known as one of the truly democratic institutions. Public libraries champion First Amendment rights and promote free access to information for all. Public libraries offer services and educational resources that promote inclusion and diversity to all in the community. In light of the uncertainty many feel in our current society, we reaffirm:

  • Sonoma County Library values diversity, empowerment, community, unity, kindness, connection, and equity.
  • Sonoma County Library provides service to all races, all genders, all sexual orientations, all religions, all abilities, all ages, all national or ethnic origins, all languages, all citizenship statuses, all economic statuses, all political affiliations, all people.
  • Sonoma County Library is an inclusive community hub where people intersect and thrive.

LIBRARIES ARE FOR EVERYONE

Library Statement on Racism and Social Equity

Declaración de la biblioteca sobre el racismo y la equidad social

La Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma están con Black Lives Matter (Las vidas negras importan), y con el gobierno local, las escuelas y nuestra comunidad al pedir una acción pacífica, pero poderosa para cambiar la marea del racismo sistémico, y comenzar la transición a una sociedad justa y sostenible.

A aquellos en nuestra comunidad que han sido heridos por el racismo, la intolerancia, los prejuicios, la incomprensión y el odio: los vemos, los oímos, estamos con ustedes. Y, al mirar hacia afuera para ayudar a nuestras comunidades a sanar, nos comprometemos a mirar hacia adentro y a enfrentar directamente las verdades en nuestro propio sistema. No es suficiente para evitar el racismo. Todos debemos convertirnos en antirracistas.

Apoyamos la declaración del Urban Libraries Council (Consejo de Bibliotecas Urbanas) sobre el papel de las bibliotecas en el desmantelamiento del racismo sistémico, de fecha 1 de junio de 2020, que dice en parte:

“Las bibliotecas del siglo XXI son pilares de seguridad, inclusión, diversidad y democracia para las comunidades a las que servimos. Las bibliotecas proporcionan un acceso equitativo a la información y a los recursos digitales para todas las personas, independientemente de su raza. Proporcionan espacios seguros, respetuosos y acogedores para el discurso cívico y la expresión de diversas voces. A través de colecciones cuidadosamente seleccionadas, asociaciones comunitarias y alcance específico, las bibliotecas participan intencionalmente y atienden las necesidades de todas las poblaciones. Y, cada vez más, las bibliotecas están tomando puestos audaces y hablando para llamar y combatir la injusticia social.”

El 1 de mayo de 2017, la Comisión de Bibliotecas del Condado de Sonoma votó por unanimidad la adopción de la siguiente Declaración de Inclusividad, como una reafirmación de los valores básicos de la biblioteca.

Declaración De Inclusividad

Las bibliotecas públicas han sido conocidas por mucho tiempo como una de las instituciones verdaderamente democráticas. Las bibliotecas públicas defienden los derechos de la Primera Enmienda y promueven el libre acceso a la información para todos. Las bibliotecas públicas ofrecen servicios y recursos educativos que promueven la diversidad y la inclusión de todos en la comunidad. En vista de la incertidumbre que muchos sienten en nuestra sociedad actual, nosotros reafirmamos que:

  • La Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma valora la diversidad, el empoderamiento, la comunidad, la unidad, la amabilidad, la conexión y la equidad.
  • La Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma proporciona servicios a todas las razas, todos los géneros, todas las orientaciones sexuales, todas las religiones, todas las capacidades, todas las edades, todos los orígenes étnicos o nacionalidades, todos los idiomas, todos los estatus migratorios, todos los estatus económicos, todas las afiliaciones políticas, a toda la gente.
  • La Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma es un punto de reunión comunitaria incluyente, donde la gente se encuentra y prospera.

LAS BIBLIOTECAS SON PARA TODOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Library offers virtual story times and activities

Are your littles ones missing their story times at the library? Now, the library is bringing “Storytime at Home” to your computer or mobile phone. A schedule of weekly story times, craft activities, easy science projects and read-aloud programs for older kids are now online.

Featuring Sonoma County Library children’s librarian Kim Dargeou, the short videos with “Miss Kim” are a great break for parents who want to offer their children a connection to the library.

Dargeou is sheltering at home, like many, but creates videos many times a week with Max LiBearry, her big stuffed bear at her side. The videos may cover popular children’s books, songs in English, Spanish or French, and simple science or crafts activities.

More videos by other librarians will be posted in the coming weeks.

Selected videos are presented in Spanish, with an introduction by bilingual librarian Fredy Gonzalez.

All the Storytime videos are available here.

Check out these summaries of our videos!

Crafting for Kids

Create fun new things using common household items. Join Miss Kim to learn a fun craft activity you can do at home. For all ages.

May the 4th Craft

See the full Crafting at Home playlist on the Sonoma County Library YouTube channel.


Crafting for Tweens & Teens

Create fun new things using common household items. Join Miss Kim to learn a fun craft activity you can do at home. For grades 4-12.

See the full Crafting at Home playlist on the Sonoma County Library YouTube channel.


Storytime at Home

Join us for a story and song from your Sonoma County Librarians. Check back Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 am for more storytime fun!

Storytime - Peep and Egg

See the full Storytime at Home playlist on the Sonoma County Library YouTube channel.

Storytime - Babies on the Bus

See the full Storytime at Home playlist on the Sonoma County Library YouTube channel.

Storytime - How to Wash a Wooly Mammoth*

See the full Storytime at Home playlist on the Sonoma County Library YouTube channel.


Spanish Storytime at Home

¡Bienvenido a "Hora de cuentos en Casa"! For children 0-5. Para edades 0-5. Acompáñenos parar cuentos y canciones en español de sus bibliotecarios del Condado de Sonoma. ¡Vuelva cada lunes a las 11am para más diversión con cuentos y canciones!

Spanish Storytime

See the full Storytime at Home playlist on the Sonoma County Library YouTube channel.


PJ Storytime

Welcome to “Storytime at Home: Pajama edition!” Get in your pajamas and get ready for some bedtime fun, songs and a story before you go to sleep, from your Sonoma County Librarians. Check back every Sunday at 6pm for more storytime fun!

PJ Storytime - Bed for Kitty

See the full Storytime at Home playlist on the Sonoma County Library YouTube channel.


French Storytime

Bienvenue à l'heure du “conte a la maison!” Rejoignez-nous pour une histoire et une chanson animés par vos bibliothécaires du Sonoma County Library. Rendez vous tous les samedis à 11h pour un agréable moment devant votre storytime...100 % francais:

See the full Storytime at Home playlist on the Sonoma County Library YouTube channel.


Kids Book Read-Aloud

Get comfy and listen to a chapter a week, read to you. Check out the eBook from the library and follow along or just close your eyes and listen.

Kids Book Read - Aloud Bad Kitty

See the full Book Read-Aloud playlist on the Sonoma County Library YouTube channel.


Tween Book Read-Aloud

Get comfy and listen to a chapter a week read to you. Check out the eBook from the library and follow along or just close your eyes and listen! For tweens in grades 4-6.

Tween Book Read-Aloud Snazzy Cap Capers

See the full Book Read-Aloud playlist on the Sonoma County Library YouTube channel.


Teen Book Read-Aloud

Get comfy and listen to a chapter a week read to you. Check out the eBook from the library and follow along or just close your eyes and listen! For teens in grades 7-12.

See the full Book Read-Aloud playlist on the Sonoma County Library YouTube channel.


Simple Science at Home

Come play with science using safe and simple ingredients from home!

Science Water Marker

See the full Simple Science at Home playlist on the Sonoma County Library YouTube channel.

 

 

Our New Library in Roseland

Work continues on our new library in Roseland!

Check out this video showing interior work in progress. We can’t wait to finish and open safely for the Roseland community.

Want more details?

WHERE is the library moving?

From 779 Sebastopol Road to 470 Sebastopol Road (across the street from the current library and half a block east).

WHEN is the library moving?

We are planning the space, ordering shelves and furniture and will be getting building permits, all so that we can set up the branch quickly once our internal improvements are completed. We are working with Anderson Brulé Architects on this project and part of this process is an extensive outreach strategy. We are actively collecting responses to a survey for the new branch and the survey can be found on the Library’s website. We will also be completing a few outreach events in the community as part of this strategy. We had originally planned to be open in January but have been delayed a bit due to unanticipated building requirements associated with the use of the building as a community library. We are working closely with our partners in the City of Santa Rosa in the building process and we look forward to opening.

WHY is the library moving?

The building that houses our current library is slated for demolition to make way for the new Roseland Neighborhood Village project. Our new space will enable us to be open more hours for the community (especially in the after school hours) and have more space to offer more programming to the community. We are also planning to have a community room available for the public to use.

HOW big is the new space?

At approximately 4,500 square feet, it will allow more space for books and programs than we have now. We will also have better defined areas for adults, teen and children.

WILL Roseland have no library between the current and future branch?

Our goal is to not have an interruption of service. We will remain in our current building until we transition to the new building.

WHAT will change at the new location?

We will open more hours, offer more programs and services, have more staff – there will be more of everything!

WILL you still share a space with the Boys & Girls Club?

There is not enough space in our new facility to house both organizations right now but we’re open to a continued partnership with the Boys & Girls Club.

Storytime & Activities at Home

YouTube

See all of Sonoma County Library's video Storytime & Activities at Home events!

Are your littles ones missing their storytimes at the library? Now, the library is bringing “Storytime & Activities at Home” to your computer or mobile phone. A schedule of weekly story times, craft activities, easy science projects and read-aloud programs for older kids are now online.

Crafting at Home

See the full Crafting at Home playlist on the Sonoma County Library YouTube channel.

Craft Kids Rainbow Shapes and Sizes Game

Storytime at Home

See the full Crafting at Home playlist on the Sonoma County Library YouTube channel.

Storytime: A Unicorn Named Sparkle and the Pumpkin Monster


Hora de cuentos en casa - Spanish Storytime at Home

See the full Storytime at Home playlist on the Sonoma County Library YouTube channel.

Spanish Storytime Todos Vieron Un Gato Publisher Leetra


L'heure de Conte a la Maison - French Storytime

See the full L'heure de Conte a la Maison - French Storytime playlist on the Sonoma County Library YouTube channel.

Bilingual French Storytime Regarde dans la Mer


Book Read Aloud Bad Kitty

See the full Book Read Aloud Bad Kitty playlist on the Sonoma County Library YouTube channel.

Read Aloud Kids Happy Birthday Bad Kitty Chapter 8


Tween Read Aloud

See the full Tween Read Aloud playlist on the Sonoma County Library YouTube channel.

Tween Book Read Aloud Stella Diaz Has Something to Say - Intro


Simple Science at Home

Come play with science using safe and simple ingredients from home!

See the full Simple Science at Home playlist on the Sonoma County Library YouTube channel.

Kids Science Fingerprinting


 

 

Free Lynda.com Courses on Remote Work, Job Searching and More

COVID-19 has changed the way people are working - many people are working remotely, or unfortunately, not at all.

To help in this time, LinkedinLearning (formerly Lynda.com) has unlocked courses to help you stay productive while working from home or, for those who lost their jobs, build out their job search strategy to find a new one.

Visit the LinkedIn Learning Blog to find links and more information on following free “learning paths” to help job seekers, educators, remote workers and more. The free courses in these learning paths will help:

If you have a Sonoma County Library card, many more courses are available to you on Lynda.com. For more information, visit our Lynda.com information.

  • Your Library at Home

Your Library at Home

Library retools for digital delivery

The Sonoma County Library has tracked a steady shift from physical to digital use over the past few years. “Every year, we see more and more patrons checking out electronic books, streaming movies, tracing their family tree or conducting research,” said Ann Hammond, Sonoma County Library Director. “Some of our most loyal and active patrons rarely come into a branch.”

In fact, up until recently, the digital library was almost as busy as the physical library. For example, while Sonoma County Library patrons checked out 2.9 million physical items in the fiscal year ending in June 2019 (the most recent state figures), the library recorded 2.4 million website visits and 829,121 instances of electronic usage of materials.

That all changed on March 14, when all Sonoma County Library branches closed, in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the county’s shelter-in-place order. Since then, as physical circulation has come to a halt, digital circulation is skyrocketing.

OverDrive, a popular way to check out electronic books and audiobooks through the library, had a 356 percent increase in website page views in the 23 days from March 17 to April 8. In the same time period, the library’s Hoopla platform, which offers books, films, TV, music, comics and more, had a 786 percent increase in page views.

Kanopy, a resource for classic films and documentaries, had a 298 percent increase, and RBdigital, an easy way to read thousands of current issues and back issues of magazines, topped all Sonoma County Library digital resources with a 2,434 percent increase in page views.

Library patrons are discovering other digital resources as well, learning languages with Mango, brushing up on software skills with LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com), deciding what home appliance to purchase with Consumer Reports, researching car repairs with Chilton, looking up ancestors on Ancestry.com, or reading the New York Times – all free with a library card.

“We don’t see this shift as temporary,” Hammond said, reflecting on what to expect when library branches reopen. “There is no substitute for a one-on-one conversation with a friendly librarian, or attending a library event, or bringing your child to a story time, but a lot of our patrons are discovering how easy it is to try the digital option, and we’ll be prepared to keep supporting them. We’ve already added or expanded digital resources, and we will keep looking for ways to serve our community, in person or online.”

But, not everyone has reliable internet access. That worries Hammond, a lot. “We do so much to help bridge the digital divide,” she said. “We have free high speed WiFi in our branches, and it’s still on during the closures so people can access it from outside when the building structure permits. We also have more than 500 WiFi hotspots and more than 100 Chromebooks in circulation, but it’s not nearly enough.”

Hammond and her staff are busy adapting to the temporary closures, and she knows they’ll be busy again when branches reopen, but she vows not to forget about the people who are left out because they can’t afford broadband. “This is a wake-up call for every library in America,” said Hammond. We can’t close the digital divide by ourselves, but we intend to be loud and persistent voices in finding a solution.”

– Submitted by Ray Holley

Recursos de la biblioteca

Recursos digitales ampliados

Durante la pandemia de coronavirus, la Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma, junto con varios proveedores de recursos digitales, les ofrecemos más oportunidades para leer, disfrutar y aprender en casa.

Para más recursos, por favor visite la página de recursos digitales.

Además de miles de películas y programas de televisión, libros electrónicos, recursos de aprendizaje, periódicos y revistas, cursos en línea y mucho más, los servicios nuevos o ampliados incluyen:

Devoluciones aceptadas viernes y sábado

Las devoluciones se aceptan SOLO los viernes y sábados de 10 a.m. a 5 p.m., o hasta que la caída del libro esté llena. Tenga en cuenta: Si el libro se llena el viernes, se bloqueará y no se volverá a abrir hasta las 10 a.m.del viernes siguiente para que podamos poner en cuarentena los artículos de forma segura. Por seguridad, las devoluciones se ponen en cuarentena y no se pueden "registrar" hasta por una semana. No se cobran multas vencidas.


Sonoma Responds

Sonoma Responds: Un Archivo de Memoria Comunitaria

¡Cuenta tu historia! Sonoma Responds: Un Archivo de Memoria Comunitaria es un esfuerzo colectivo para documentar, preservar y compartir nuestras experiencias, perspectivas y recuerdos durante la pandemia de COVID.


Curbside Pickup

Recoger materiales de Biblioteca desde la acera

El servicio de recoger desde la acera está disponible en todas las sucursales de la biblioteca, de lunes a sábado de 10am-3pm (con la excepción de las bibliotecas se Forrestville y Occidental). Consulte nuestra página de ubicaciones para conocer los horarios, direcciones, y números de teléfono.

Ver en YouTube

Nuevos servicios para adultos en su biblioteca


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ABCmouse.com

A partir del 31 de octubre, ABCmouse ya no estará disponible a través de la biblioteca del condado de Sonoma. Pedimos disculpas por las molestias.

¡Bienvenido a ABCmouse.com! ¡Lleve el aprendizaje a casa! Currículo completo en línea para niños entre 2 y 8 años o más. Ahora, usted puede crear una cuenta de ABCmouse en su biblioteca local para utilizarla en casa con su hijo. ABCmouse es la aplicación de aprendizaje n.° 1 para niños entre los 2 y 8 años o más, con más de 8,500 actividades para aprender lectura, matemáticas, ciencias, salud, estudios sociales, arte y música. ABCmouse hace que el aprendizaje sea divertido y emocionante, y enseña a los niños con libros, juegos, canciones, rompecabezas, videos ¡y mucho más!

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RBdigital

Haga click aquí para acceder a varios títulos en español (tome en cuenta que la página web se encuentra en inglés).

Acceda a revistas digitales gratis a través de su biblioteca. Recientemente, expandimos este recurso para incluir más de 2,000 revistas, incluyendo varias en español y en otros idiomas. Desde Bon Appetit hasta Popular Mechanics, de The Economist a Vogue, este recurso increíble tiene una interfaz amigable para el lector. Puede personalizar su cuenta al seleccionar sus revistas favoritas y programar préstamos automáticos para leer el último ejemplar.


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Escolar

Escolar es un recurso en español para los nativos del español, para los estudiantes bilingües y para los estudiantes que están aprendiendo español.

Existen dos niveles distintos de contenido único: Primaria y Secundaria, los cuales ofrecen información de interés para cada estudiante. Las llamativas páginas de inicio para cada nivel permiten el acceso a miles de artículos, imágenes, videos, mapas y tablas, y muchas son actualizadas diariamente. Las secciones de Reino Animal y ¿Sabías qué? despiertan la curiosidad de los estudiantes y su deseo de saber más. Mi Britannica ofrece un lugar conveniente para guardar, organizar y compartir las colecciones de contenido que los usuarios encuentren en Britannica Escolar. El acceso es proporcionado por la Biblioteca del Estado de California.


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Hoopla

Haga click aquí para acceder a varios títulos en español (tome en cuenta que la página web se encuentra en inglés).

Hoopla es una tienda única para la transmisión de medios digitales. Con 8 préstamos al mes, usted puede disfrutar de audiolibros, comics, películas, televisión, libros electrónicos y música. Desde los materiales más populares de la actualidad hasta los clásicos, Hoopla sobresale por su variedad y calidad. El equipo digital de Hoopla ha creado una colección especial de Préstamos Adicionales [Bonus Borrows] de los títulos más importantes, entre los que se incluyen los nuevos lanzamientos, series populares para niños y varios títulos acerca del manejo del estrés, cocinar en casa, aptitud física y actividades de Hágalo Usted Mismo [DIY, por sus siglas en inglés]. En Préstamos Adicionales, usted contará con préstamos ilimitados que no tendrán ningún impacto sobre su límite mensual.


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Kanopy

Haga click aquí para acceder a varios títulos en español (tome en cuenta que la página web se encuentra en inglés).

Una colección de películas en línea que presenta más de 30,000 de las mejores películas, las más clásicas y las más innovadoras. Las personas que tengan un carné de Sonoma County Library tienen acceso a películas increíbles, como Criterion Collection, documentales ganadores de varios premios, las películas favoritas de los festivales de cine y películas extranjeras.

Además de los seis préstamos mensuales que están disponibles sin costo alguno con su carné de la biblioteca, Kanopy también ha puesto a su disposición una selección de películas que no afectarán sus facturas. Visite la sección de “Vista Gratuita” de Kanopy. Siendo un líder de contenido y de facilidad de uso en la industria, Kanopy también es el hogar de la Criterion Collecion, y otras increíbles películas.


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LearningExpress

Recursos para Hispanohablantes

Esta es la parte de Biblioteca LearningExpress dedicada a los hablantes del español, que ofrece preparación para el examen de ciudadanía estadounidense y para la obtención de un Diploma de Educación General [GED, por sus siglas en inglés] y otras herramientas.


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MedlinePlus

Información para ayudarlo a contestar preguntas médicas.

MedlinePlus une información autorizada de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina [NML, por sus siglas en inglés], los Institutos Nacionales de Salud (NIH, por sus siglas en inglés) y de otras agencias del gobierno y organizaciones relacionadas con la salud. MedlinePlus también contiene mucha información sobre medicamentos y suplementos, y una enciclopedia médica ilustrada.


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OverDrive

Una plataforma líder de lectura para bibliotecas y escuelas a nivel mundial.

Con miles de libros electrónicos y audiolibros en todas las áreas de ficción y no ficción que hay para elegir, siempre hay algo que leer. La aplicación Libby le permite leer en su dispositivo móvil.


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Periódicos ProQuest

U.S. Hispanic Newsstream, a través de ProQuest, ofrece acceso a la más grande colección de los periódicos hispanos más importantes, noticias por cable, páginas web y blogs en texto completo de los editores de los Estados Unidos.

Disponible tanto en español como en inglés; incluyendo El Diario/La Prensa (New York) La Opinión (Los Angeles), La Prensa (San Antonio) and Extra (Chicago).


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Tutor.com

Apoyo en español para los estudiantes que buscan ayuda en vivo para la mayoría de los temas de matemáticas, ciencias y estudios sociales.

Un solo click hace que la interfaz de la página principal y que el cuestionario previo al inicio de sesión cambie del inglés al español. Las materias, los niveles de grado y las instrucciones de los formularios están traducidas para que exista una conexión fácil con los tutores bilingües expertos en la materia. La ayuda personalizada en vivo está disponible todos los días, de 1:00 pm a 10:00 pm, y la Biblioteca de Recursos SkillsCenter está abierta 24/7.


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Mango Languages

Mango Languages es un importante servicio de aprendizaje de idiomas.

Esta herramienta de aprendizaje de idiomas es gratis para todos los titulares de las tarjetas de la biblioteca y se puede acceder a ella en cualquier lugar con una conexión a Internet. A través de Mango, se ofrece a los usuarios de la biblioteca la oportunidad de aprender 60 idiomas extranjeros y 17 cursos de inglés que se imparten en la lengua nativa del usuario.


 

 

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Internet Access and the Library

Despite closing our facilities, WiFi internet at all libraries is active, and although Sonoma County Library is asking patrons to honor the shelter in place order, patrons practicing safe social distancing can access library WiFi from outside the buildings (may not work at all libraries).

Technology

The Sonoma County Library has circulating SonomaFi hotspots and ChromeKits available on a first-come, first-serve availability basis. Call your local branch during curbside pickup hours for more information.

Internet access

Due to the shelter-in-place order, the library is expanding our digital resources. If you have trouble accessing the internet, please explore the following options:


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Internet For All Now

The California Emerging Technology Fund has provided access to affordable offers, as well as a number to call 1-844-841-INFO (4636) to assist parents.

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Sonic Covid19 Response

During the COVID-19 outbreak, Sonic is offering three months of free internet access and unlimited nationwide home telephone service to households with K-12, college students, or senior citizens 60 or older.


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Comcast Internet Essentials

Comcast is offering 60 days of free internet access to families whose school age children qualify for free and reduced programs. After 60 days you can continue to have access at a reduced rate of $9.95/mo.


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ATT Access

AT&T is offering low-cost wireline home Internet service to qualifying households, including households participating in the National School Lunch Program and Head Start.


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WiFi Map

WiFi Map is a free tool that crowdsources free wireless networks around the United States. Please note that because of the nature of the tool Sonoma County Library is not able to vet the accuracy of the information on the site. Also please note that the shelter-in-place order in Sonoma County will limit the use of this tool.


 

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