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    We're in the home stretch of 2020!

    Thank you again for all you do to support the children in our community through this very tough time.

    Your students have received almost the same information found here in a message sent to their email account.

    Please let us know if there is additional information you would like to receive in upcoming issues of the Educator Account Newsletter. Email me lhough@orangecountync.gov and I'll be glad to help.

    Thank you and stay home and safe this holiday!

    Libbie Hough
    Communications Manager
    Orange County Public Library

    eBooks and eAudiobooks

    Getting to the library may be difficult for some students. That's where these resources can come in handy. You can find our complete list of eBook and eAudiobook collections here.

    ebooks at the Orange County Public libary

    African-American poetry through Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections on NC LIVE. Poems from 1750-1900 including Lucy Terry Prince, Phillis Wheatley, Jupiter Hammon, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and more.


    Libby (via OverDrive), provides access to thousands of popular books. Download to any device. If something is already checked out, put it on hold, and you'll be notified when it's ready.Note: The Orange County Public Library has a different Libby (OverDrive) collection from the one found at the Chapel Hill Public Library, so make sure to use them both! 


    With hoopla, there are no holds. Instead you have 24/7 access to books, magazines, comics and more. Usually, you are limited to 3 check outs/month. But right now, hoopla is offering bonus borrows. More titles and no cap on checkouts. 

    NC LIVE's HomeGrown. Consisting of more than 4,400 locally-published ebook titles, the collection includes titles from North Carolina publishers like Algonquin Books, CrossRoad Press, UNC Press, and more. There are no holds, no checkout limits, and no wait lists. 

    NC Kids Digital Library is a stand alone collection that provides access to children's and teen eBooks, eAudiobooks, and videos. Think of it as Libby for kids plus videos.

    A few helpful notes: 


    Storytimes on YouTube and programs on Zoom

    Click on any image to find out more!


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    Test prep in Covid

    Online Event Series Now through Feb. 27  All sessions will take place online; no additional downloads or software are necessary. Registration for each event is required. 

    Up next: SAT, ACT, or Both?  | Tues, Dec. 1, 4:30-6 pm 
    Join the experts at The Princeton Review to learn about the differences and similarities between the SAT and ACT. What are the unique challenges each test type presents? What should you consider when trying to decide which is best for you? What resources are available to help you in that decision? Come learn the answers to these questions and more in this online session. For more information, practice tests, and to register, visit https://bit.ly/ocplevent

    book club for kids grades 3-5
    puppet show in December
    Not a book club

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    our reading list webpage was updated just this week! Click on the icon to the right to see what's new for you. 

    Remember, if you'd like a little help selecting your next book, fill out a Your Next 5 form and let us help.

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    Thanksgiving weekend hours and safety tips


    thanksgiving hours
    Main Library book drop is closed Thanksgiving weekend.

    For more information, visit the Orange County Health Department. 

    Spread Kindness, not illness

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    The Orange County Public Library provides free library cards to any resident of Orange, Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham and Person counties.

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    We also provide free library cards to any employee with the Town of Carrboro, Town of Hillsborough, Durham Tech, and UNC-Chapel Hill. Invite your friends, neighbors and loved ones to sign up for a card today.

    Website: www.OrangeCountyLibrary.org
    email: library@orangecountync.gov
    Phone number: 919.245.2525
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