Digital resources are available so that patrons may use the library from the comfort of their own home with their own devices. Card holders are encouraged to use apps like cloudLibrary, Hoopla and TumbleBooks to stream videos and check out e-books and e-audiobooks. Additionally, patrons may use many other digital resources like Britannica Library, In Context: High School, and Kids InfoBits . All e-media services are available at https://www.avondalelibrary.org/books-media/free-downloadables and e-resources are available at https://www.avondalelibrary.org/research .
For those of you using hoopla, you'll be exited to learn that they've created a special Bonus Borrows Collection of titles that won't count against your 10-item monthly limit!
For tutorials on our downloadable resources, please check out our Niche Academy resource:
For tutorials on our other e-resources, please check out our Niche Academy resource:
Online WiFi Card
While the library is closed, the WiFi is still available outside both the Civic Center Library and the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library. The Library WiFi has also been extended to cover the City Hall Ampitheater area.
To access the Library WiFi, simply choose "AVLibrary" from the list of available WiFi networks. You will be prompted to sign in with your library barcode number and PIN (your PIN is the last 4 digits of the telephone number we have on record for you. If you have a student account, your PIN is your four digit birth year).
If you do not have a library card, you may sign up online using the online library card application. The PACREG barcode assigned after registration in combination with the PIN you setup will allow you access to the AVLibrary WiFi network. Library staff are also available to sign up new cardholders over the phone at the following times:
Tuesday & Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm; please call 623-333-2602
Thursday & Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm; please call 623-333-2601
Compiled below is a list of additional resources to keep you and your family entertained and engaged.
- Arizona PBS - https://azpbs.org/2020/03/education-resources-while-schools-are-closed/
How do I help my child keep learning while schools are closed? How do I discuss the coronavirus with children and reinforce healthy habits? How can teachers continue to support their students?
- Arizona State Library & Archives Stay-at-Home Learning Tools - https://azlibrary.gov/dazl/learningtools
Tools include access to Scholastic Learn at Home and TumbleBooks Library resources: TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! Your patrons can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.
- Read On Arizona - http://www.readonarizona.org/resources/az-family-engagement-center/family-literacy-resources/
Partners in the AZ Family Engagement Center provide free resources to support parents and practitioners.
- NCFL Links - Creating learning moments from everyday life.
- Homework Choice Boards
- Free Education Apps
- Mindful & Calming Activities
- Make Way for Books - https://makewayforbooks.org/app/
Great books at your fingertips
- Parents Guide to Google Classroom - https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Sgk9Pq5eCRJFvnjM9PNdei21z5-AQ6l0-bJqFE7n25o/mobilepresent?slide=id.p
- Stand for Children - http://stand.org/national/coronavirus-outbreak
- Scholastic - https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
- Unite for Literacy - http://www.uniteforliteracy.com/
Website has hundreds of non-fiction picture books for young readers. Can also be accessed through free app, on iOS and Android called -- Unite Books --families can read books in English and Spanish.
- Maricopa County Schools Offering Food During Outbreak Closures - https://www.azfamily.com/news/list-phoenix-area-schools-offering-food-during-coronavirus-outbreak-closures/article_dc7f0a80-66f3-11ea-891b-bb601c29e861.html
- Avondale Grab N' Go Meal Program Details - https://www.avondalelibrary.org/services/kids/programs-events/special-program
Breakfast and lunch is provided at select sites to any child through age of 18, regardless if they are enrolled in the district. Student must be present at time of pick up.
- Littleton Grab N' Go Meal Program - littleton:%0dhttps://tb2cdn.schoolwebmasters.com/accnt_179983/site_179984/Documents/Littleton-Grab-and-Go-Meal-Program.pdf
- Pendergast Elementary School District - http://www.pesd92.org/districtnews/2019_20/announcements/Grab and Go Flyer.pdf
All twelve school sites will provide a grab and go breakfast and lunch meal. Additionally, Food Service and Transportation Departments will be collaborating and distributing meals via specified bus routes within each of our school campus communities.