Carolina Forest Section: The Online Resources that are Available at the Horry County Memorial Library: August 2020

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We’ve all been riding the Covid-19 wave of lifestyle changes, adapting and modifying the regular paces of our lives to the best of our abilities. But we’re still moving forward; and for students, this means resuming school in one medium or another. Whether schools in our area welcome students back, or parents continue teaching at home, this upcoming school year will be different from the norm.

Online resources have been providing parents and guardians nationwide the support they need to educate children and teens from home. Now that businesses and non-profit organizations are reopening, and parents and guardians have more demands placed on their time, these online resources are even more important to helping everyone stay on track.

 The Horry County Memorial Library system has been working tirelessly to provide classes and programs as usual, now in different formats. They offer things like virtual story time and weekly fun challenges. Now that August is here, their summer events will be winding down to be replaced with fall ones. Those with library cards will continue to have access to dozens of digital educational resources.

If you visit the library’s website, hcml.org, you will find a link for resources on the left of their homepage. Click that, and the sub-menu provides additional links. There is a virtual goldmine of resources located under the “Find Articles (Databases)” header.

That link will take you to a plethora of sources, including but not limited to classes for all ages, studies, reference materials, and even tutors. Students in any grade will find Learn 360 or Britannica School Edition helpful, while young ones can get ahead of the curve with BrainPOP Jr.

There are practical sources, such as auto repair, a DMV Permit practice test, career transition assistance, even a small business reference center. You can even try a digital book club or explore your ancestry.

Just about everything available is free, as long as you access it through the library website with your library account information. The library is the perfect assistant to fill in any real-world and educational gaps for both your child and you. For more information on how to utilize this virtual scholastic support tool, visit hcml.org or call your local Carolina Forest Library branch at 843-915-5282.

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