The Garvin Library at Blue Mountain Union School

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    For the Blue Mountain Library catalog, click here!

    To request books, see the online catalog's home page

    or contact Mrs.Davie at kate.davie@bmuschool.org or 757-2711 x1142


     Vermont Schools Shared Digital Collection

    Free audio and ebooks -- You will need a Blue Mountain email address to log in to the site.

                             

    Epic! is brilliant online collection of children's audio books and ebooks which is offering free access for the duration. Parents can get a free month's trial access, or email me at kate.davie@bmuschool.org and I'll add you to my class roster for access until the end of June.

     
    You can also access free ebooks and audio books from these sites:
     
    International Childrens Digital Library -- Free online picture books from many countries.
     
    Project Gutenberg -- Over 60,000 ebooks
     
    Librivox -- Almost 14,000 audiobooks
     
    Audible -- Dozens of audiobooks which Amazon is providing free at this time.
     
    A good list of more free ebooks sites is available here at Lifewire.
    A good list of more free audiobook sites is available here at Lifewire.
     

     
    Here is a list of wicked cool story times hosted by famous authors.

     

    To learn about making your own books with recycled materials visit
    Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord's website

    For home schooling, there is a comprehensive list of online resources
    for teachers of all kinds here.

     
    Learning Express is a resource for skill-building in reading, writing, math, and science, college admissions exams, occupational licensing tests, workplace skills improvement, career exploration,
    and much more. Here is a FAQ about using it.
     

    Information about free internet
    A map of free wifi hot spots and offers of free internet access
    and/or installation
    from the Vermont Department of Public Service.

     
    Research Resources
     
     
    Quality Information from
    the Vermont Online Library (VOL)

    The Blue Mountain library provides access to millions of high-quality documents through the Vermont Online Library. These include full text versions of most of the magazines and journals you are familiar with, and hundreds of others as well.

    It can be accessed at school or from any remote location.  It does require a password, which can not be posted here.  Please see Mrs. Davie if you do not have the password yet..

    Access the Vermont Online Library here.
       
       

    Citations Made Easy!

    Information from the Vermont Online library comes with built-in bibliographic citations, but for information gathered from other sources, you might like to click here to use the Zotero website.  Don't forget to use the MLA 8 version!  The Purdue Online Writing Lab is a good site for help in writing and using citations.
       
             
      Interesting Reading
    Online

     
     
      The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Program is designed to promote the reading of quality literature in Vermont students in grade four through eight.  Each year, students throughout Vermont read from a list of thirty titles and vote on their favorite.

    Click to check out this year's list and find more info about the award (you'll need to scroll down a bit), or to access the Canfield Fisher blog, and see what the students think of it!