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August 2018

Interim Co-CEOs Message


Getting ready to go back to school? We are too! Remember your Library is here for you. Check out these free, 24/7 (except for tutoring) library digital resources:


Brainfuse’s HelpNow tutoring service, live homework help and writing lab. (Live assistance is available from 2-11:55 pm, and is also available en español)


PebbleGo offers students in Grades K-3 built-in reading and research tools such as leveled text, consistent navigation, fun educational games and spoken-word audio that models correct pronunciation and fluency.


Scholastic GO! has more than 115,000 articles and their illustrations covering every core-curriculum subject.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale) covers today's hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration, and includes more than 19,000 pro/con viewpoint essays.


LearningExpress LibraryTM School Center offers tests, tutorials and ebooks to enhance skills at all grade levels.

Prince George’s County Public School (PGCPS) students! Use your LINK virtual library card to access these and all PGCMLS educational resources both online and onsite. Your LINK card has already been created and is key to your academic success! No signing up or applying for a card. Just go to, My Account and enter in your 9-digit student identification (ID) number with PGCPS in front; your pin is the last four digits of your student ID. Put your LINK card to work for you! Use it for book reports, research papers, science projects; math, science and history fairs; writing essays, speeches or poetry and more. The Library is your partner for success this academic year!

Enrich, Engage, Educate this School Year

@ your library,


Michelle H. Hamiel  |  Michael B. Gannon 
Interim Co-Chief Executive Officers  


Watch this cartoon! We are here for you!


 VR: Fossils and Earth's History 

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Mount Rainier Branch

 Thursday, August 9, 3:30 pm 

Ages 5-12

Explore a guided lesson on Fossils and Earth's history with Google Expedition virtual reality! 


West Area Events


Click on branch links below to view a printable monthly event flyer.


Hyattsville | Bladensburg

Mount Rainier | Pop-Up Locations 


Cover Letters that Work!

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Share cover letter success secrets from this Hyattsville Branch event on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram


Library News

RBDigital’s Video Streaming


The Library is now offering RBdigital streaming video channels: Acorn and

Pongalo. Enjoy streaming world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain on Acorn. On Pongalo, Library customers may stream Spanish-language telenovelas and translated movies. Customers will receive two 7-day access passes weekly to explore both channels.


 Playaway Bookpacks


Traveling with the family this summer? Try a Bookpack! If you and your children are going on a summer road trip or spending time on a plane, try one of the Library's newest offerings, a Bookpack. Look for the bright orange packs in your neighborhood branch library, with a great assortment of titles for young readers, from Arthur to Charlotte's Web.


Each Bookpack includes an audiobook and its print version, so your reader can build confidence by reading along with the audiobook, or just listen with headphones or earbuds. Choose from bestseller, classics or titles in the Common Core curriculum. This is a great way to improve reading comprehension and retention, expand vocabulary and fluency for ESL over the summer. These are new, easy-to-use and fun.



Homework Help &

Tutoring for Students

HelpNow from Brainfuse is an incredible resource for all grade levels. Students can use the live tutoring service (including en español) for homework help. It's available from 2-11:55 pm EST. Use SkillSurfer to practice long division, improve reading comprehension, and learn and refresh other key skills. Submit a writing sample to the Writing Lab and get feedback on structure, grammar, style, and content to help you better organize and present your thoughts and information.




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