Leon County Public Library Newsletter July-August 2021 Edition

Friday, July 16, 2021 | 

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July-August 2021 Edition


Did You Know...?

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Does your K-8th grade student need help working on a tough homework assignment or have questions about a lesson?

Homework Hub is a free program pairing students with tutors in a one-on-one environment. Our volunteer tutors are ready to help your student with math, English, social studies and science!

Visit our website for more info and to make an appointment. 

Essential Libraries Initiative

Essential Libraries Initiative

We are proud to present the Essential Libraries Initiative (ELI), a strategic plan that re-envisions the Library to address the changing needs of residents and trends in library use. In March 2020, the County gathered input from thousands of citizens and community partners and began the process of creating the ELI. The plan was approved by the Leon County Board of County Commissioners in June 2021 with refocused priorities and action items to implement enhancements to the Library’s offerings. Learn more about the ELI here.

Pamela Monroe

Meet Pamela Monroe

Pamela is the new Innovation Officer at the Library, and she is responsible for implementing the Essential Libraries Initiative. She has called Leon County home for nearly 30 years. She received her bachelor's degree from Florida A&M University and her master's degree in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. After graduating, she spent six years in school libraries and as the Sunday youth librarian at the Main Library. Pamela comes to us from FAMU Libraries, where she spent seven years as the Information Literacy Coordinator and Head of Reference Services working with faculty and students doing research. Pamela says, "When I was introduced to the Essential Libraries Initiative, I knew that I wanted to be a part of a plan that focused on meeting the needs of the community and expanding our reach to all citizens of Leon County." We welcome Pamela to the Library family!

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Digital Entertainment and Resources at Your Fingertips!

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Begin your research with newspaper databases through ProQuest, learning databases through Gale, and investment research through Morningstar and Value Line. 

Choose from more than 300 practice tests and courses, including GED, SAT, ACT and GRE with Learning Express. Use the Job & Career Accelerator to start your employment search journey. 

Visit our Learning and Research page to get started!

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Watch more than 30,000 streaming films from anywhere with your Library card!

There's something for everyone, including educational and entertainment content. 

Start watching today.

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Research your family history with Ancestry Library Edition. Search the US Federal Census as well as immigration, vital, military, court, church, and ethnic heritage records. Explore city directories, the Social Security Death Index, and more. Please note that the content in the Library Edition of this resource may differ from the personal subscription edition.

Due to COVID-19, this resource is available from home through September 30, 2021.

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