Virtual Welcoming Kit

Image with text Free Library Welcoming Kit.

Top 5 Resources:

  1.  E-access card : Do you live in Washington County, Oregon, and want a library card? Complete the form to register for a free online library card. With this card, you can download e-books and audiobooks, access online resources, and reserve a Cultural Pass (for people age 18 or older).
  2.  Libby and OverDrive : Borrow e-books and audiobooks that you can read or listen to on your smartphone, tablet, e-reader, or a computer.
  3.  Kanopy : Watch movies, shows, and educational videos from your smartphone, tablet, computer, or smart TV. There are also videos to help with learning a new language.
  4.  Online resources : With your library card, you have access to 90 online resources! Our favorites are Brainfuse for live homework help, Mango Languages for learning a new language, and lynda.com for learning new personal and professional skills.
  5.  Programs and storytimes : Register for a free storytime or program for kids and teens ages birth through 18—you don’t even need a library card to sign up and participate!

Additional Resources:

World Languages collection: Visit the library to borrow books in 25 different languages! You can also search in the catalog by typing “books” as a keyword search, and then using the ‘Languages’ filter on the left side of your screen. Use your library card to place a hold on any item to pick it up at the Beaverton City Library’s main location.

Answerland and Ask the Librarian: Use Answerland to chat with or email a librarian—it’s a place where librarians help Oregon residents find answers to questions and provide research guidance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you want to talk with a Beaverton City Library staff member, call 503-644-2197 or email us at BCLRef@BeavertonOregon.gov

Homework databases: For kids and teens in grades K-12, find articles, videos, photos, and more to complete homework assignments.

Learn a Little calendars in English and Spanish Monthly calendars to help you discover a new activity to do with your child ages 2-7.

Booking Ahead Kids Edition: Each month, read a book that fits the theme described for that month. For each month you participate, fill out this online form.