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JCLS Media Resources: #StayHome Resources

The latest news and information about the JCLS system.

#StayHome Resources

Resources for Adults

Digital Collection

Hoopla grants you access to a comprehensive catalog of movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks and comics, ranging from major studios to indie artists and authors. Sometimes likened to "Netflix for libraries," Hoopla is the place to go for movie night and beyond.

Flipster offers a selection of popular current and past issue magazines for access online and via the Flipster app, available for Android and iOS devices.

Library2Go focuses on books in ePUB and Kindle formats, as well as MP3 Audiobooks. This means you can checkout and read or listen to titles on nearly any device you have. There are over 35,000 titles to choose from and a collection of always-available content.

Kanopy presents thoughtful entertainment from your library. Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema.

RomanceBookCloud offers unlimited and unrestricted access to a huge selection of romance eBooks.

Online Learning

Mango Languages offers language learning tools online and via app.

Chilton's Automotive is your resource for do-it-yourself auto care.

Learning Express offers practice tests for GED, SAT, ACT, and others; improve writing and math skills; learn various computer skills; learn job skills; and take tests for various careers; as well as U.S.citizenship practice.

HeritageQuest lets you Search US Federal census; full-text genealogical and local history books; citations from PERSI (Periodical Source Index); the Freedman's Bureau; Revolutionary War records; and US Serials Set.

Find additional resources here.

Resources for Teens and Tweens

Online Learning

Mango Languages offers language learning tools online and via app.

Learning Express offers practice tests for GED, SAT, ACT, and others; improve writing and math skills; learn various computer skills; learn job skills; and take tests for various careers.

Gale in Context: Middle School provides curated resources with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more.

Gale in Context: High School provides curated resources with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more.

Find additional resources here.

Resources for Kids and Families

Digital Collection

TumbleBook Library has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, national geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels, as well as Math Stories.

Kanopy Kids offers a curated collection of entertainment and education films specifically for preschool-aged children and up.

Storytime

JCLS Virtual Storytime lets you watch a storytime program online at any time, with full programs as well as breakout rhymes.

Dial-A-Story lets you call at any time for a story. (541 774-6439)

Find additional resources here.

Resources for Small Businesses

Government

Jackson County COVID-19 Response provides a daily situational update as well as emergency news and information.

Oregon Response provides Coronavirus information and resources, executive order updates and information about sick leave and unemployment.

Nonprofit Organizations

Chronicle for Philanthropy offers updated help for nonprofits during the coronavirus and uncertain economic times.

National Council of Nonprofits provides information on the impacts on nonprofits, guidance on moving forward as well as state and other resources.

Organizations Supporting Small Businesses

Business Oregon offers resources for businesses, a survival guide, and planning, counseling, and general resources.

Travel Oregon has posted a COVID-19 Toolkit for businesses.

Find additional resources here.

Library FAQ

What about materials I currently have checked out?

Materials can now be returned to outdoor book drops at all locations.

What about items I have on hold?

Cardholders will be notified when holds become available, and can pick up items during scheduled front door service hours

What if my account is blocked or expired?

Email us at medref@jcls.org or ashlib@jcls.org with your card information, and staff will contact you to get your card reinstated if we can. 

How can I apply for a library card?

You can apply for a card online here: https://jcls.org/eCard