We can help you find the tools and resources to succeed this school year. Besides offering print and digital materials like study guides and biographies for your academic research projects, we also have activities (both online and in-person), online resources and periodicals. Our activities range from story times, opportunities to earn community service hours, back to school basics and more. When it’s time to start writing papers or finding a tutor, you can depend on our online resources. From Gale Literary Sources to Tutor.com and the World Almanac for Kids®, we’ve got you covered!

    Study Guides

    Get a head start with our print and digital study guides! Whether you’re looking for SAT or ACT prep workbooks, or grammar and math study guides, we have your back. Make sure to check out our digital titles on hoopla and cloudLibrary as well.

    Online Resources

    Where can you turn to for accurate and trusted information for your research paper? Our online resources, of course! If you’re searching for scholarly articles, digital reference books, online tutoring and more, visit www.pbclibrary.org/online-research.

    Activities & Events

    We offer activities in a wide variety of categories. This month, our Staff are presenting Back to School activities, technology classes and kindergarten readiness classes. The best part is all of our events and activities are 100% free!

    Stream TV Shows & Movies

    Did you know you can watch educational television shows and documentaries for free from the comfort of your home? Go to www.pbclibrary.org/digital-media, click on TV & Movies and select hoopla. You can view anything from World War II documentaries to Sesame Street and The Great Courses®

    DVDs

    Just like the movies and shows available online through hoopla, you can also check out DVDs on history, sociology, math, science and other subjects. Our littlest members can even check out educational shows like “The Magic School Bus,” “Where On Earth is Carmen Sandiego?” and “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” just to name a few.

    STEM Kits

    Help encourage your children to develop an interest and skills in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with our new STEM kits. These kits offer families the chance to continue hands-on exploration of STEM topics at home. They include books, DVDs, games and other interactive materials to explore basic concepts in STEM and they are free to check out with your Palm Beach County Library card!

    Ask A Librarian

    Ask a Librarian provides members with virtual reference services through live chat and text messaging. Email is available to members 24 hours per day, seven days per week. The service’s slogan, “The Human Search Engine,” truly says it all! Go to www.pbclibrary.org/services and click on Ask a Librarian to get started.

    Periodicals

    Fortify your research papers with accurate information available through our newspapers and magazines. Whether it’s on your computer or mobile device, all titles are full-page, full-color duplicates of the print titles. Read as many as you like, as long as you like, with an unlimited loan period. Visit www.pbclibrary.org/magazines-newspapers to start your research today!

    Computers

    Need free, quick and easy access to a computer with internet? Visit any one of our 17 branches! All you need is your Library card. You can also make copies and print documents at all our locations. Black and white copies are 20 cents each and color is just 30 cents.

    Mobile Wi-Fi HotSpots

    Mobile Wi-Fi HotSpots include a mobile device and charger. The device offers unlimited data at 4GLTE high speed. The included instruction guide has simple instructions for connecting to the HotSpot. For more information visit, www.pbclibrary.org/mobilehotspot.