May 112020

With the library being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, we know that many residents may want to use library resources from home, but can’t because they may not have a library card. If you don’t already have a library card, now you can get one easily thanks to our new virtual card service!

Virtual cards will allow temporary access to some of our most popular online eResources, including OverDrive, Freegal, RBdigital magazines and eAudiobooks, and databases.

When the library reopens stop by the circulation desk of any Warren Public Library location and fill out an application for a permanent library card that will allow access to other eResources like Hoopla as well as physical library items.

Sign up here for a virtual library card! For more information, visit our “Apply For A Library Card” page.

Mar 272020

One of the most popular databases at the Warren Public Library is Ancestry Library Edition. This genealogical database is used by many to look up census records from 1790-1940 , draft cards, ship passenger lists, and much more.

This database was only available for in-library use, but due to the unprecedented shut down of libraries across the state, Ancestry is offering remote access to Warren Public Library cardholders for a limited time, from now through December 31, 2021. Follow the steps below to access Ancestry Library Edition from home.

1. Visit our online library catalog by using the Library Catalog & Account link .

2. When you visit our catalog, check the upper-right portion of the screen. If logged in, you will see your name. If not, click Log In.

3. After logging in, the Ancestry link will be revealed. Click the Ancestry – Remote Access Link at the top of the left-hand box to access Ancestry Library Edition.

That’s all there is to it! Happy searching!

Apr 022020

Thanks to our vendors, we’ve been able to add three new educational eResources to our offerings for a limited time!

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Scholastic Teachables, available now through April 30, 2020, features downloadable worksheets, lesson plans, learning games, and more! Formerly known as Scholastic Printables, it offers a variety of printable activities for all subjects for grades preK -6!

Access it today with the username “warrencclib” and password “library“.

Scholastic Watch & Learn Library is also available from now through April 30, 2020. Created specifically for young learners Scholastic Watch and Learn is a library of hundreds of nonfiction videos with real-world footage that builds science, social studies and social-emotional knowledge. Closed captioning for each videos supports ELL and beginning readers.

Access it today with the username “warrencclib” and password “library“.

From now through June 30, 2020, access over access over 2000 PreK-9+ curriculum nonfiction and fiction ebooks through Crabtree Digital! From children’s publisher Crabtree, their complete collection of eBooks is available, and works in on any device through a web browser. Best of all, all books are immediately available, there is no waiting.

Access it today with the username “read” and password “free

Dec 212019

Tuesday, January 14, 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library

Do you have a Kindle, tablet, iPhone, Android device, or other eBook reader? If so, plan on attending our Get to Know eBooks and OverDrive class to discover how to take the library with you on your mobile device.

You will learn how easy it is to check out, read and listen to, and return eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library. You will never be stuck without a great read!

Registration is required. Register online or call 586.574.4564.

Dec 212019

Tuesday, January 7, 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library

Unlock the potential of your library card! Learn how you can get eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies, and more with hoopla, our latest eResource. We will also discuss other resources including digital music service Freegal and downloadable magazine service RBdigital.

Registration is required. Register online or call 576.751.0770.