ACTIVITIES

Brainfuse

In addition to live, one-on-one remote tutoring, Brainfuse also offers self-paced learning modules including lessons, video instruciton, and tests for elementary, middle, and high school age levels on a wide variety of academic subjects. (Grades 3-12, including AP and GED)

Creativebug

Creativebug offers thousands of free online art and craft classes, available anytime, anywhere. Videos are produced by renowned artists and creative experts. Class categories include sewing, quilting, paper, knitting, crochet, food, jewelry, kids, and more. Creativebug is simple and intuitive, with features like chapter divisions, notetaking tools, 20-second rewind, saving classes, recommendations, and more. (All Ages)

READING

Hoopla

HooplaAccess thousands of digital books, comics, audiobooks, and more, all available for mobile and desktop use. Digital content from publishers can be borrowed for instant reading or streaming to smartphones, tablets, and computers, or for temporary downloading to smartphones and tablets.

Visit hoopladigital.com to sign up for an account with your valid Teaneck Public Library card number, or visit the Google Play or App Store to download the free hoopla mobile app and sign up within the app. Hoopla is also now available to be installed on Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TV. Hoopla can also be integrated with Amazon Alexa. (All ages)

Libby, by Overdrive

Did you know that we have thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks that you can download and read for free? Libby is a mobile app to browse, checkout, and read digital content from Overdrive. (All ages)

Get started now by viewing eBooks and audiobooks by collection:

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I Am Number Four The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Inhuman The Sun is Also a Star War Cross I'm Not Dying with You Tonight

Junior Library Guild (JLG)

Junior Library Guild is a collection development and book review service that is currently providing free access to their online reading platform, JLG Digital, which provides unlimited access to eBooks and audiobooks.

RESEARCH

Explora Primary Schools

EBSCO Explora (Primary Schools) is designed for students in grades K-5.  Students will find reliable information on a variety of topics with Explora, an easy-to-use interface that lets you search all of your library’s EBSCO resources at once. (Grades K-5)

Primary Search

Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990. (Grades K-5)

Middle Search Plus

Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags. (Grades 5-8)

Points of View Reference Center

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills. (Grades 5-12)

Academic Search Premier

This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. (Grades 9-12, college)

Literary Reference Center

A full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Literary Reference Center contains full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, more than 253,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), more than 460 literary journals, more than 693,000 book reviews, nearly 78,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 19,600 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 6,500 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more. (Grades 9-12, college)

MasterFILE Elite

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,050 general reference publications with coverage dating as far back as 1984. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Elite also includes 52 full text reference books and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps and flags. (Grades 9-12, college)

LANGUAGE LEARNING

Mango Languages

An online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective. The system is completely web-based and remotely accessible, so you can learn anywhere you have an internet connection. Languages include Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. English courses are available for non-English speakers. (All Ages)

Rosetta Stone

Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone’s language division uses cloud-based solutions to help all types of learners read, write, and speak more than 30 languages. (All Ages)

TUTORING

Brainfuse

Brainfuse HelpNow logoHelp Now! Free live one-on-one online tutoring from a Brainfuse tutor. Tutoring is available in math, science, writing and other subjects for elementary, middle school, high school and college students. All BrainFuse tutors have at least a four year degree and are background checked. Includes live online help for Spanish Language help from Spanish speaking tutors, a writing lab that gives feedback on written assignments within 24 hours and much more. Requires a Teaneck Library card barcode number. This database is provided with funding from the Teaneck Public Library. Includes resources for GED, US citizenship test prep, resume writing, help with Microsoft Office, Excel, Powerpoint, and more. (Grades K-12, college)

VIDEOS

Kanopy

Kanopy provides access to a video streaming service which offers a broad selection of educational content including documentaries, and training videos from producers including The Criterion Channel, The Great Courses, PBS, Music Box Films, Kino Lorber, First Run Features, BBC, and many more.

Kanopy Kids

Kanopy Kids provides access to educational and engaging videos for children of all ages, with a focus on social and emotional development, promoting respect for community diversity, and inspiring creativity. Browse what Kanopy Kids has to offer and discover educational TV shows from PBS Kids, animated stories from Scholastic, and more!

VIRTUAL EVENTS

Screenshot of a story time program on FacebookVirtual events can be streamed live or viewed later through platforms including Facebook and Zoom, are available on a daily and weekly basis, with new programs coming soon. Upcoming programs include:

QUESTIONS?

Staff are available Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and any messages we receive outside of those hours will be responded to as soon as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us by chat through our website; by phone (voice/text) at 201-817-9780; or email Patron Services at teancirc@bccls.org, Reference Department at reference@teaneck.bccls.org, or Youth Services at youth@teaneck.bccls.org.