October Whitmore Library Spotlight

October Whitmore Library Spotlight
Posted on 10/05/2016

Resources for Students of All Ages at the Whitmore Library

With school starting up again, Whitmore Library wants to remind Cottonwood Heights residents that, with a county library card, they can freely access millions of resources, materials and online learning tools – which include homework help and live tutoring.

Getting a county library card is easy. Salt Lake County residents are invited to stop by Whitmore Library with a photo ID and proof of address to sign up for the card. Parents or caregivers with concerns about fines and fees that their children and teens may incur due to lost or late returns are encouraged to consider getting a student library card, which is a great option for young readers, ages 8-17. With the student card, young library users may check out up to three items without accruing fines or fees, use the public computers, download eBooks, music, movies, shows and other online content. They also have access to thousands of online learning tools, courses and tutorials.

Brainfuse is one of the valuable resources that can be used with a library card. It offers live online tutoring for K-12 students in addition to a writing lab, a language lab and “Skill Surfer,” which has an extensive library of lessons, video tutorials and practice tests for the ACT, SAT, GED and more. Brainfuse also provides access to the Adult Learning Center with test preparation resources, a writing lab and an academic skills center geared for adult students.

Library staff looks forward to connecting every Cottonwood Heights resident with the best taxpayer return on investment: a county library card. For more information, you can visit slcolibrary.org and choose “Whitmore” under the Events & Locations tab, email whiref@slcolibrary.org, or call 801-943-4636.

Halloween with Author Shelly Brown

Children’s Author Visits Whitmore Library for a Special Halloween Celebration Saturday, October 15 at 2:00pm

Get in the Halloween spirit with local author Shelly Brown, featuring her children’s book Ghostsitter.  Meet the author, do crafts, and enjoy games and face painting.  Books may be purchased & signed at the event on Oct. 15 at 2:00 p.m. Call 801-944-7539 for more information.