Access can be through the library’s website, also. TEL provides access to more than 400,000 electronic resources, including magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, podcasts, videos, e-books, test preparation materials, federal census records, Tennessee primary source materials and much more.
Looking for a book to curl up with on a winter night? TEL has a site called Books and Authors. This site helps you with selections based on your interests and includes recommendations from reading lists by experts. If our library had to purchase these databases it would cost more than $145,000 each year.
One of the newest additions to TEL is World Book Encyclopedia. The site breaks down articles for young learners in the World Book online for kids to the more advance articles in online for students. There are games, activities and even science projects in the World Book online-for-kids site that even includes interactive maps. More than 1.2 million searches are performed each month across the various TEL databases. This data sharing is administered by the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
Teens will have a poetry workshop with Bethany Yankie, a writing major at Lee University and the poetry editor of The Lee Review, Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Teen Zone located on the second floor.
There will be an Ebooks Workshop on Saturday for Android Tablets and phones from noon until 2 p.m. in the computer classroom. Sign up at the Non-fiction desk located on the second floor. Class is limited to 12.
The Classic comedy movie night will be held Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. in the Cleveland-Bradley Community Room with a showing of “Casanova’s Big Night,” starring Bob Hope. The public is invited to this free family friendly night.
For more information about the library and its services, go to www.clevelandlibrary.org.