During these unprecedented times as students and teachers head back to the classroom, Shreve Memorial Library is offering tools to help students, parents and teachers throughout the school year. School starts in Caddo Parish on August 24, and Shreve Memorial Library is encouraging patrons to take advantage of the many resources available to help with schoolwork, homework, research projects, testing, and more.
All Caddo Parish Public School students have access to Shreve Memorial Library services and materials with the virtual student library card. The virtual student library card is like the traditional library card, only it allows students to check out up to two books or DVDs at any time using their student ID. The virtual student library card also provides students with the vast amount of online, digital services available through the library’s e-branch.
Students are also encouraged to use online resources, such as Homework Louisiana, Literati, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and Pronunciator, to assist with homework and research projects. Homework help is available through Homework Louisiana, which offers free online one-on-one tutoring for students of all ages Sundays through Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to midnight. The site offers tutoring in subjects such as math, science, language arts, test prep and writing assignments. Help is also available to adults through the Adult Education and Career Center Library to assist with homework, research projects, and studying.
Other library services, including Literati and Gale Virtual Reference Library, offer unlimited online access to hundreds of reference books including images, audio files, videos, encyclopedias, histories, biographies, and more. Students interested in learning a new language can explore Pronunciator, an online program that offers instruction in 80 different languages. All of these online resources and others are available on the Shreve Memorial Library website through the Louisiana Library Connection, the State Library Databases. Users must have a Shreve Memorial Library card or virtual student library card to access these services.
In addition to these resources, each of Shreve Memorial Library’s branches offer free Wi-Fi and public computers, equipped with internet access and standard programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, for students to use. Students, teachers, and parents may also find Accelerated Reader (AR) book information through the library’s online catalog. Browsing time and computer use is currently limited to one hour, and all visitors must wear a face mask when inside of the library branches.