Summary: February is Library Lovers Month, a time to celebrate all libraries do. Hosts Julie Dina and David Payne talk about some of the ways MCPL helps bring County residents together and helps them learn and grow. They also talk about their experiences with libraries in their countries of birth, Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
Recording Date: February 6, 2019
Hosts: Julie Dina and David Payne
What Our Hosts Are Reading:
Julie Dina: Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi
David Payne: The Fox by Frederick Forsyth
MCPL Resources Mentioned During this Episode:
1000 Books Before Kindergarten: Combine reading and educational activities to reach 1000 books to a child before kindergarten.
Book Discussion Groups: Discuss works of literary fiction, mysteries, African American literature, and more at one of MCPL's many book discussion groups.
Education and Test Prep: Learn a new skill through Lynda.com or prepare for a test like the SAT or GRE with these free online learning resources.
Go!Kits: A Go!Kit is a backpack loaded with a tablet, books, toys, and recommended all centered around a particular theme, such as geology, machines, or the weather. There are Little Explorer Go!Kits for kids ages 3 to 6 and Young Voyager Go!Kits for kids ages 7-12.
Knitting and Crochet Groups: Learn to knit or crochet, or share your skills with others at an MCPL branch near you.
Internet to Go: Aspen Hill, Gaithersburg, Maggie Nightingale, and Marilyn Praisner have laptops with wireless hotspots that can circulate outside the branch.
Loanable Laptops: Laptops are available to be be borrowed for in-branch use at all branches except Noyes.
Movies: Enjoy free movies through our streaming services such as AcornTV and Kanopy.
Music: Enjoy free music downloads and streaming through Freegal, American Song, and more.
Outreach: Invite a member of our Outreach team to share the news about MCPL services and resources at your upcoming community or school event.
Other Items of Interest Mentioned During this Episode: