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Beaman Library subscribes to a variety of digital resources. You may access many of these resources from a home or a library computer with the use of your Beaman Library card. Please note, you will need to have a Beaman Library card, not a card from another library, in order to access these resources.

Family Learning

Tumble Books logoTumbleBooks – eBooks for kids!TumbleBook Library is a collection of animated picture books geared towards elementary school aged children. The books are designed to be colorful, engaging and interactive in order to promote literacy and learning. TumbleBooks provides enrichment to students who are reading independently with a variety of high interest material, support to students who require skill building and remote access to the entire collection from home. TumbleBooks requires Flash plug-in to view and hear the animation. Most computers are preloaded with Flash. If not, you can download the Flash plug-in for free here.

Image for Tumble Book CloudTumbleBookCloud: an online collection of eBooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books! All books are available with unlimited access, all the time, from any device with an internet connection. The read-along format combines the flexibility of an eBook with full-length professional narration highlighted text so kids can follow along. A growing collection of core curriculum titles such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Hamlet, and The Great Gatsby, including fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, drama (including Shakespeare), poetry, short stories and enhanced novels gives middle school students and teens a wide variety of option to choose from.

News & Geneology

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WebButton Americas Genealogy BankAmerica's Genealogy BankQuickly find your ancestors in over 300 years of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and government reports. Search over 1,000 newspapers; the American State Papers; US Congressional Serial Set and more. Find obituaries, birth & marriage notices; pension records etc. Read every article on every page of the newspaper.

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Music Downloads, Movie Streaming and Language Learning

ASLdeafinedASLdeafined logo: Beaman Library is pleased to be a part of ASLdeafined, a database that teaches American Sign Language. Access this database from anywhere using your library card. There are over 300 lessons, a video dictionary of over 15,000 words, and other tools and resources to boost your learning available. You can track your progress with ASLdeafined's progress chart and see how far you’ve come. This is a great tool for new parents communicating with their young children, parents/children who have an interest in learning this skill, and interacting with the deaf community. 

Freegal Music logoFreegalFreegal® Music is a free music service from your library. Freegal offers 5 downloads per week and 3 hours of streaming per day. Listen to your favorite songs, albums, playlists or create your own playlists. Free apps are available at the App Store and Google Play. You can sign up for this service with your email address by calling the Library. You will then receive an email with a link to the Freegal log in. You can keep track of your downloads in the upper right corner of the site. Every song has a sample clip you can listen to before you download. You must be logged in to enjoy the sample clips. The downloads on this site are all in the MP3 format with no DRM. This service will work on almost any computer, player, tablet or smartphone. See Freegal's FAQ for more information.

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Kanopy: Kanopy partners with libraries and filmmakers around the globe to give patrons, students and faculty free access to high-quality films that stimulate imagination, promote learning, and spark meaningful conversations. Many films on Kanopy, including from iconic film companies such as A24, Criterion Collection, Paramount, PBS and Kino Lorber, are unavailable elsewhere. The Kanopy app is available on iOS and Android along with all major streaming devices, including Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV. Free to cardholders who live in West Boylston*, Kanopy’s unique selection offers something for everyone, from award winning indie films to important and timely documentaries, to foreign films, popular cinema, children’s shows and more.To sign up, visit beamanlibrary.kanopy.com.

*If you do not live in West Boylston you can access Kanopy with a Boston Public Library ecard. Many libraries now have a subscription to Kanopy so check out the library in your town!

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Kanopy Kids: Kanopy partners with libraries and filmmakers around the globe to give free access to high-quality films that stimulate imagination, promote learning, and spark meaningful conversations. The Kanopy app is available on iOS and Android along with all major streaming devices, including Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV. Free to cardholders who live in West Boylston*, Kanopy’s unique selection offers something for everyone.To sign up, visit beamanlibrary.kanopy.com. Kanopy Kids is accessible via the link in the upper right hand corner.

*If you do not live in West Boylston you can access Kanopy with a Boston Public Library ecard. Many libraries now have a subscription to Kanopy so check out the library in your town!

 Mango Languages: Language Learning Centered Around YouMango Online Language LearningTo gain access to Mango, use the link on the left, enter your Beaman Library card number (found on the back of your card) and click the Quick Start button. Learn one of 63 languages offered in Mango. Mango is also beneficial to non-natives who wish to improve their English. Lessons are available in Arabic, Armenian, Cantonese, Mandarin, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnames and many others! Now Mango has a new simplified layout and has added listening and reading components. Test your proficiency and see how you are progressing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

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Gale Virtual Reference Library offers a collection of premier reference books that you can view and search online. 

Gale Peterson's Career Prep

New! Gale Presents: Peterson's Career Prep helps you find and prepare for a career.

Freegal Music

Link to Freegal NewsletterSign up at the Library to download 5 songs or stream music for 3 hours per week.
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