The Beaumont Public Library is celebrating National Library Week!
The week of April 13-19, 2014 the Beaumont Public Library System will be celebrating NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK! There will be many programs and celebrations at each of our circulating libraries. Check them out on our calendar or on Facebook! During NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK and through-out April, libraries host special events to highlight the unique role libraries play in changing people’s lives. Today’s libraries can help you and your family discover a new and exciting world. Visit your library for computer resources for teens and adults, help with your job search, access to subscription databases, library-recommended websites and homework help. You also can obtain information about how to become a U.S. citizen, bilingual resources and neutral financial information to help you make important decisions. Libraries are an oasis if you are looking for adult education classes, or for a recommendation on the best books or e-books to expand your horizons. Open the door to change, visit your library!
E-Books and E-Audiobooks Now Available
The Beaumont Public Library System offers e-books and e-audiobooks through Overdrive. Click on the link below to access the Overdrive site and begin using your Kindle, Nook, Sony, and other readers, as well as computers, smartphones and more to access this content. You will need a current Beaumont Library Card to be able to use this service.
There is a "help" button on the website for patrons who need assistance.
NEW! The Miller Library Branch offers one-on-one training classes to help patrons get the most from these services. Classes are Mondays between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Wednesdays from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM. Call 409-866-9487 for more information.
ESL and Foreign Language Learning
Now Available at the Beaumont Libraries!
The Beaumont Public Library System is offering the Mango Languages - English as a Second Language and Foreign Language learning system at the libraries and on the web. It is a free service that allows those in need of learning English or a foreign language to use a self-paced course of real world applications that integrates vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture. Click on the link below to start the process, or go to the nearest Beaumont library branch. All you will need is a library card and an email address.