✻ Library News
Senator Ranker Champions Orcas Island Public Library Expansion Project in State Budgets
Orcas Island Public Library received a critical boost this week with passage of the State's biennial budget for 2015-2016, which included $1.4 million in funding for the Library's expansion project, "Books and Beyond: The Next Chapter."
Birds of North America Online
Birds of North America Online provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. The lab's hallmarks are scientific excellence and technological innovation to advance the understanding of nature and to engage people of all ages in learning about birds and protecting the planet.
To enter this site, click on the link http://bnaproxy.birds.cornell.edu/login. Select "Library card holder" then enter your entire 14-digit library card number.
summer reading program 2015
June 18 – August 15
Kids from preschool through 6th grade can sign up at the Orcas Public Library for the Summer Reading Program. Kids earn “library dollars” for the books read, and those “dollars” can be used to buy books from our Summer Reading Program bookshop.
➜ Sign up today at the Library.
We also invite kids to walk with us in the 4th of July parade behind the Summer Reading Program banner. The first 25 kids who show up on parade day to walk with us will get a free Summer Reading Program t-shirt. The Parade is on Saturday, July 4th. Details will be in your registration packet.
To learn about other special summer programs or for more information about the program, contact Nita Couchman, Children’s Librarian, at 376-4985.
Learn a new language: Pronunciator
You can learn 80 languages in any of 50 languages with Pronunciator. That’s 4,000 possible course combinations! One of the great things about Pronunciator is that you can learn any language, in virtually any other language. Plus, Pronunciator has ESL for speakers of 50 non-English languages! Each language course has a minimum of 1,500 phrases to learn, and most have 10,000 phrases.
To access Pronounciator please enter your entire 14-digit library card barcode when prompted.
Access Pronounciator now.
The Friends of the Orcas Island Library has merchandise for sale*. Merchandise is available for purchase in the Library.
- Canvas Bags: $15
- Mugs: $15
- Hats: $12
- Bumper Stickers: $2.50
And, of course ... paperbacks ($1) and hardbound books ($2) in the Library lobby.
*All proceeds from the sale of merchandise help to further the mission and activities of the Friends of the Orcas Island Library.
microsoft it academy
Microsoft IT Academy program provides industry-leading technology skills to help bridge the skills gap.
Microsoft IT Academy provides digital curriculum and certifications on fundamental technology skills -- as well as courses critical for learners of all ages to be successful in today's technologically evolving world.
Interested in free access to Microsoft training?
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get our mobile app
The Orcas Island Library has a mobile app. Scan the QR code above, or download from wa.boopsie.com
Access the Library's online services using Washington State Library Now, the library app for Washingtonians.
Library Now works on mobile devices including Android, iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod and iPod Touch), Windows Phone 8, Windows Mobile, Windows 8, Kindle Fire, Blackberry, Palm, J2ME, and Symbian Series 60.
Testing & Education Reference Center
The Testing & Education Reference Center is a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life.
- Over 300 practice tests and courses
- Dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests
- Information on over 4,000 accredited schools
- Scholarship search featuring $8 billion in available scholarships
- Resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases to get you started
- Career modules covering subjects from career change to salary negotiations
To access the Testing & Education Reference Center you will need your entire 14-digit Orcas Island Library card number. Prior to accessing this database it is suggested users clear their browser cache.
Follow the link to begin using the Testing & Education Reference Center.