The Deborah Rawson Memorial Library is now offering appointments for browsing & computer usage as well as continuing to offer curbside pickup. We’ve gathered some library and non-library resources below to help in the meantime!
Take Care Everyone!
Deborah Rawson Memorial Library Staff
DRML Online Resources
Digital E-Books and Audiobooks
Libby by Overdrive is a great service that offers audiobooks and e-books that you can download to your computer, MP3 player, iPod, phone, Kindle, or e-book reader. Patrons can access Libby by Overdrive using the website or the Libby app.
To register: Select DRML from list of libraries. Enter the bar code number from the back of your library card, including all letters and symbols. Enter your Catamount password.
Use: Search for ebooks – including Kindle books – or audiobooks. Click on your selection. Either click borrow or place a hold. If it is a Kindle book, click on borrow now and follow the Amazon link to download the book. Kindle books must be returned through Amazon – click on content and devices (in your Amazon account) and find the book in the list of content. Click on the return book option.
Please note: in order to access Overdrive, you will need a current library card (blue, expires in 2021) and your Catamount password. If you need to renew your library card, please call us at 899-4962 and we will extend your library card over the phone. If you have not changed your Catamount password, it is your last name with the first letter capitalized. If you need to reset your password, please contact the library.
RB Digital offers 9,000 audiobooks and e-books! Download to your own computer, MP3 player, iPod, phone, or iPad using RB Digital’s website or mobile app. You will need the barcode from your active library card to register and create an account.
And now the World’s Most Respected Professors ARE JUST A CLICK AWAY! The Great Courses are available for immediate download via RB Digital.
To register: Enter the barcode on the back of your DRML card. Choose a username and password. Enter personal information as requested. After initial registration, use your username and password for sign-in.
Use: Download the RB Digital media manager for desktop or the RB Digital app for mobile devices.
Search for and/or click on a selection. Click in checkout. Download audio books as desired, click on play. Download ebooks as desired, click on read. Return books by clicking on return.
Please note: in order to access RB Digital, you will need a current library card (blue, expires in 2021). If you need to renew your library card, please call us at 899-4962 and we will extend your library card over the phone.
Mango Languages allows patrons access to conversational language learning lessons in 22 languages. Be sure to create a profile with your email address when you log in for the first time.
Our access to Mango Languages is made possible through a partnership with the Green Mountain Library Consortium.
To register: Enter the barcode on the back of your DRML card. Choose Guest Access. In the upper right-hand corner click on the arrow next to “Hello Guest.” Choose a name, email, and password to sign up.
Use: Click on a language. Choose a course and click on get started.
Please note: in order to access Mango Languages, you will need a current library card (blue, expires in 2021). If you need to renew your library card, please call us at 899-4962 and we will extend your library card over the phone.
LearningExpress Library provides a comprehensive selection of academic and career-related solutions available in one platform. It includes skill-building in reading, writing, math, and science, college admissions exams, occupational licensing tests, workplace skills improvement, career exploration, and much more.
The subscription includes Job & Career Accelerator, a job and career platform where job seekers can explore occupations, find career matches based on interests and skills, search for jobs and internships, search for scholarships, write winning resumes and much more. Also included is computer Skills Center, where one can learn the fundamentals of using a computer, the Internet and popular software applications with these self-paced, easy-to-use online tutorials —in beginner to advanced levels.
Universal Class is an online continuing education program, available to our patrons at no cost! There are over 500 classes available in many subject areas such as arts and crafts, medical skills, finance, genealogy, personal care, animal care, career development and more! Each person is welcome to enroll in up to five courses at one time and will have up to six months to finish each course. Every course has a real instructor that can be communicated with via email.
Use: Enter the barcode on the back of your DRML card. Select a course and start learning!
Please note: in order to access Universal Class, you will need a current library card (blue, expires in 2021). If you need to renew your library card, please call us at 899-4962 and we will extend your library card over the phone.
The Vermont Online Library provides access to hundreds of full-text magazine and journal articles, the New York Times, and many other resource materials. For more information, see our Vermont Online Library instructions.
The Library of Congress Chronicling America website now has several digitized Vermont newspapers available for full-text searching. Drop-down menus allow for searches by state and/or time period. Use search terms such as a person’s name for an obituary or for a specific event and all available newspaper pages that contain the search terms will be displayed. The “zoom” feature allows for changes in print size; and “advanced search” allows the user to select and view individual newspaper titles.
A compilation of videos of programs filmed by Mount Mansfield Community Television is available here.
WiFi: Our WiFi will remain active and is accessible from the parking lot or other areas adjacent to the building. WiFi is available 24/7. A password is not needed to connect. Please be aware that our WiFi does not offer a secure connection.
Trivia Quest Online! Click the link below to find a digitized edition of our eccentric quiz. Topics range from literature, history, pop culture and more! Answer each question by selecting or typing your answer – after three rounds, your answers will be automatically scored. To preserve the fun for yourself, please don’t Google the answers, just take a guess!
Internet Provider Info:
A large number of internet providers have made a pledge through the FCC to not terminate service for late or non-payment due to the coronavirus pandemic, to waive late fees , and to open their WiFi hotspots to all users (not just subscribers). More info here…
Digital Reading Program for Kids & Teens
Check out DRML’s new digital reading program for kids and teens. Track reading and earn badges! It’s free and easy to start. Sign up at www.readerzone.com or through the app. Join the group using code: 8b36b
If you have any questions email [email protected]
Other Online Resources:
Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 418 billion archived web pages.
Access – Go to https://archive.org/
The site offers thousands of public domain ebooks for free use on any device. Because they are public domain, they are typically limited to items published before 1924, but that still includes a wide range of classics.
Access – Go to https://www.gutenberg.org/ and download ebooks in a variety of formats
This site offers public domain audiobooks recorded by volunteers for free use on any relevant device. Like Gutenberg, they tend to be items published before 1924.
Access – Go to https://librivox.org/ and download audiobooks.
www.TumbleBookLibrary.com – K-6 children’s ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books
www.TumbleMath.com – K-6 math ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
www.TeenBookCloud.com – gr 7-12 ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
www.AudioBookCloud.com – all ages audio book database
Direct Link: https://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
www.RomanceBookCloud.com – a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Direct Link: https://www.romancebookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Vermont Humanities – First Wednesday Talks
Now available in digital format! This eclectic lecture series offers talks in nine towns on the first Wednesday of the month, October through May. Topics are varied, timely, timeless, thought-provoking, and fun. See their schedule of upcoming events.
The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities
With kids at home and parents looking for educational activities, many of our favorite authors are offering online read-alouds and activities on social media. Explore over 50 of the best virtual author activities.
Dav Pilkey, Author and Illustrator of Dog Man and Captain Underpants, Collaborating with the Library of Congress to Serve Families at Home: Dav Pilkey, the children’s author and illustrator behind award-winning and worldwide bestselling book series including Dog Man and Captain Underpants, is collaborating with the Library of Congress to serve children and families online during the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more…
Take your mind off the coronavirus! Vermont Historical Society is sponsoring 45 minutes of Vermont trivia each Wednesday night through the month of April at 7:00 pm. We will be doing this with a combination of Facebook live and a nifty app called kahoot to select answers. It works best if you can you can run kahoot on a phone and the quiz on a computer, but you can also do it on one screen. Learn more…
Cool Links: Quality Educational Youtubers
Spice up your at-home tutelage with an old teacher’s trick: videos! Two of my favorite Youtube content producers are Kurzegesagt and Crash Course, which both offer bite-sized lessons on big topics.
Kurzegesagt (In a Nutshell) creates animated videos with the mission, “to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.” The science they are delving into can be quite advanced, such as black holes and the theory of consciousness, so this may be better suited to the middle school age, but their explanations are such that they are not overly detail-oriented, instead focusing on the big picture.
Crash Course is a channel founded by veteran bloggers and authors John and Hank Green, covering a vast array of topics such as world history, sociology, economics, science, literature and more. After achieving popularity with their video blogs, the Green brothers have both written young adult novels and have a great understanding of how to make topics appealing to a young adult audience. They’ve since expanded the channel with additional teachers, all with the goal of engaging curious learners in fun and interesting ways. https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse