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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

TumbleBooks – 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 Tumble Books logovariety 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.

In automatic mode the pages turn by themselves and are narrated. While in manual, the narration is turned off and children turn the pages at their own speed. The Pause Button allows you to stop the story at any time. TumblePad Word Helper: Click on a book to hear a sentence repeated or click on a vocabulary word in order to hear it sounded out. Reading levels are provided for both automatic and manual modes. Click on the reading level to see other books at the same level.

Image for Tumble Book CloudTumbleBookCloud is 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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U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources. It's diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.


America's News Magazines


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Quickly 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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This source provides you with decades of data to maintain your vehicle and includes exclusive photographs, diagnostics, step-by-step repair procedures, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins. Also see "How to Navigate the Repair Manuals" video.

Music Downloads / Streaming and Language Learning

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Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library. Freegal offers 5 downloads per week and now offers UNLIMITED STREAMING 24 HOURS A DAY THROUGH THE END OF MARCH 2021! 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.

Mango Languages: Language Learning Centered Around YouMango Online Language Learning 
To 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.


Site Search

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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