POWER Library can help with your back-to-school needs

The Lycoming County Library System has several online resources available for students to use from the convenience of their home to get them in back-to-school mode through POWER Library at www.powerlibrary.org

Students having trouble searching for what they need can use the “Chat with a librarian now” feature found at the top of the page. Librarians are on call 24/7 to direct you to websites and other online resources, help you come up with keywords and search terms, and maybe suggest some things you haven’t considered.

Also at the top of the page is the “Books, movies and more in a PA library” search that will allow you to access other library collections statewide for items that could be lent through interlibrary loan.

The “PA photos and documents” link provides access to digitized documents and photographs from unique collections across Pennsylvania. Topics include local newspapers, Pennsylvania history, church and missionary history, sports history, school and college history, women’s history and yearbooks.

AP Images has photographs, audio files, and graphics to add some punch to your project. It includes more than 1 million current and historical photos, with photographs of the latest news as it happens.

Other e-resources available through POWER Library include auto repair reference, a contemporary authors online biography, access to newspapers through Newspaper Source Plus and SIRS Discoverer, a general reference database for elementary and middle school students, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas and content sets.

POWER Library is an integral part of Information Literacy, a component of the PA Forward initiative sponsored by the Pennsylvania Library Association, promoting the value of libraries in the 21st Century.  Libraries help all Pennsylvanians learn how to use online resources and current technology to fully participate in a digital society. 

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