TumbleBook Library is a collection of nearly 1000 titles with content most appropriate for those in grades K-6. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in languages other than English such as French and Spanish, graphic novels and math stories.
This collection is rich in educational resources such as lesson plans, quizzes, educational games and puzzles related to both math and language skills. It also includes FREE common core portals: a K-5 English Common Core Portal and a Math Common Core Portal.
LegalForms (Gale) gives GALILEO users access to a broad variety of legal forms, most specifically for Georgia. This database works in the library and with a public library GAILIEO password or PINES My Account login.
Funding for this service provided in part by the Houston County Friends of the Library.
Mango is free for all library patrons and can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application by focusing on the four key elements of language learning: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.
Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also offers the opportunity to learn through foreign film with Mango Premiere™ and access to a variety of specialty mini courses, like Pirate, Medical Spanish and romance courses. Mango can be accessed at the library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for iPhone®, Android™, Kindle® and Nook®.
Duolingo is the free science-based language education platform selected by Apple as iPhone App of the Year 2013, by Google as Best of the Best for Android 2013, and by TechCrunch as Best Education Startup.
Need to do some local research? The Houston Home Journal’s oldest archives have gone digital, along with other newspapers from around South Georgia, all packed into an easy-to-use database. South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive
Enjoy free, unlimited access to interactive skill-building courses in math, reading and writing as well as a broad range of practice tests based on official exams such as the ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB, Firefighter, Police Officer, Paramedic, U.S. Citizenship, Postal Worker, Cosmetology, Commercial Drivers License, Dental Assistant, Nursing School Entrance, and many more.
Please choose from an area below to get started:
Career Center – Prepare for an entrance or occupation exam (Nursing, Commercial Driver’s License, Cosmetology, Firefighting, Law Enforcement, etc.)
Job Search and Workplace Skills
Job & Career Accelerator
Adult Learning Center (Math, Reading, Writing, Speaking, Grammar)