Back to School Help

August 28, 2017

Summer's over and school is now in session. The first few weeks can be a tough transition, but the library can help make it better for students of any age!

Ebooks and audiobooks

Everyone knows they can find books here and that hasn't changed. But did you know you can also check out ebooks with your library card? Here's the link: https://ohdbks.overdrive.com/.  Be sure to download Libby to your device for the best possible ebook experience! 

If you need a book on the go, but don't want to use (or have) a device, try our Playaways. Listen to an entire book on a pocket-sized mp3 player (perfect for those busy students). Try a Launchpad tablet for the younger student. Browse our selection in our catalog.

Online Resources

Also available with your library card is access to the Ohio Web Library, an online collection of over 40 databases and resources, including Explora (for all grade levels), World Book, Science Online, Literary Reference Center and more! Visit the Ohio Web Library here: http://www.ohioweblibrary.org/.

Driver's Education

Teens may want to get a head start on their driver's ed courses by visiting http://ashlandpl.driving-tests.org/ohio/.Practice permit tests, handbooks, and FAQs can all be accessed through the site, and all for free!

Study Areas

We have lot of seating (and charging) areas perfect for study sessions, doing homework, and reading. Our library was renovated in the summer of 2016, with improved lighting and a new layout, complete with new furniture. Have you been in lately?

Computers and Wi-Fi

We keep you connected! We have free Wi-Fi plus public computers with printing/copying/scanning/faxing services. Read more here: /services-and-resources/computers-and-internet-access.

Programming

From storytimes to book discussions, fan clubs to movies, crafting to gaming, we have a program for you!  Check out our online calendar here: http://ashland.evanced.info/signup/Calendar. Use the filters and/or the search bar at the top to easily find the programs you're interested in.

Entertainment

We can help you relax after studying hard all day. In addition to our book collection, we also have a huge DVD collection, including new releases, documentaries, foreign films, and kids movies. Unwind with a CD from our extensive music collection spanning a wide range of genres. Check out a video game or a toy from our newest additions to our collection. 

Kids 12 and under can have a ball on our indoor play area - the only one in the city of Ashland! Make sure the kiddos have socks (for safety reasons) when they come to play. 

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