If you are at home with kids right now and trying to continue their education or find fun educational activities to keep their minds nimble and engaged the task can seem overwhelming. Over the last few weeks the Malden Public Library has provided access to many sites that offer educational opportunities for families while they navigate this new challenge. But without having access to teacher resources, making lessons and finding tools to teach or help young students can feel like making it up as you go along. A number of previously for-pay services are now becoming accessible in response to the overwhelming need during this challenging time.
World Book has recently decided to make their online learning resources available for free during the Covid-19 outbreak so that families can access online learning and eresources. Sign up is simple it requires access to email and a quick form on the World Book website. https://www.worldbookonline.com/training/distance-learning/distance-learning.htm
But before you sign up take a look at the resources for parents, caregivers, and teachers. These are great suggestions for how to help young students. Caregivers can access suggestions for lessons, resources for people new to online learning, and tools for teaching young learners all from the World Book home page.
Once signed up the site will direct users to a menu with options for subject based learning, activities, ebooks, educational games, encyclopedias and more.
There are wonderful interactive websites so that your children can practice skills and keep learning while they are home from school. We will keep adding to this page as we discover more opportunities.
Here is a variety of sites offering math activities for different grade levels:
Here are sites relating to reading:
Check out these games to help make reading fun:
Science websites for interactive learning:
Adventures in Chemistry Resources, activities, videos, games for elementary and high school students (free through March 31)
Are you missing storytime? Here are some videos featuring special readers of entertaining books:
Don’t forget to keep the A in STEAM! Here are some ways to spark creativity:
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
Many of Malden’s services rely on an accurate count in order to get the proper funding for programs. Libraries, hospitals, schools, lunch programs and more are all effected. The census also effects our representation in Congress. On or about March 12, every household will receive a postcard with a unique identifier, asking them to complete the census online.
The phone lines are now live from 7 AM to 2 AM in 13 different languages.
* English: 844-330-2020
* Spanish: 844-468-2020
* Chinese (Mandarin): 844-391-2020
* Chinese (Cantonese): 844-398-2020
* Vietnamese: 844-461-2020
* Korean: 844-392-2020
* Russian: 844-417-2020
* Arabic: 844-416-2020
* Tagalog: 844-478-2020
* Polish: 844-479-2020
* French: 844-494-2020
* Haitian Creole: 844-477-2020
* Portuguese: 844-474-2020
* Japanese: 844-460-2020
Telephone Display Device (TDD) 844-467-2020 will also be available for people who have hearing impairments.
Along with schools and other City buildings, the Malden Public Library will be closed to the public effective Saturday, March 14. All programs, events and all outside use of meeting rooms have been cancelled until April 9th.
PLEASE RETURN ITEMS TO THE OUTSIDE BOOKDROPS OR KEEP THEM UNTIL THE LIBRARY REOPENS. ALL OVERDUE FINES WILL BE WAIVED.
We will be here to serve you as best we can. For information and assistance, contact us at
https://maldenpubliclibrary.org/contact-us/ or by phone at (781) 333-0640.
Also follow us on Facebook as we add new online services at https://www.facebook.com/MaldenMALibrary/
Stay safe everyone and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Dear Students, Teachers and Malden residents:
Do you want access to online educational resources – the Library can help.
The Malden Public Library will temporarily waive the in-person requirement to get a Malden Library Card. You will need the following information: full name, street address, telephone number, email address. We will then issue you a temporary library card number and PIN, which will allow you to access our amazing collection of online resources. This card will expire in three months. Transferring this temporary card to a permanent card will simply require you to come to the Library with ID and proof of address.
We will add new cards as soon as possible, but it may take several days for your card to be activated.
To get a library card email us at https://maldenpubliclibrary.org/contact-us/ or if you need more assistance you can call the Library Card Line at (781) 333-0640.
The Library’s Online Resources are listed at: https://maldenpubliclibrary.org/elibrary/
Keep on learning with Educational Reference Complete, US History in Context, World History in Context, Universal Class, World Book Online, and RBDigital’s Great Courses;
Read ebooks and listen to audiobooks for all ages with Overdrive, RBDigital, Hoopla, and Tumblebooks for Kids
Read your favorite magazine with RBDigital’s streaming magazines
Learn 70 languages with Mango Learning and Little Pim for Kids
Get creative with CreativeBug, Culinary Arts Collection, and Home Improvement;
Coming soon: TumbleMath: Grades K-4 and TeenBookCloud: Grades K-12
And following the Library on Facebook – new resources being added every day.
You can also sign up for a BPL eCard from home at https://www.bpl.org/ecard/. Not all Malden resources are available with a BPL eCard
The Malden Public Library will be canceling or postponing all programs, events and all outside use of meeting rooms until April 9th. The Library remains open for all other services at this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dora St. Martin, Library Director, at 781-324-0218.
The Library will be temporarily waiving Overdue fines for our library patrons until May 1st. This measure is being taken to eliminate feelings of pressure among our patrons to come out to return materials even if they are not feeling well.
Updates and information concerning the COVID-19 will be posted on our website at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org.
We will keep you informed of any additional changes as this rapidly changing public health situation continues.
Join us on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6:00-8:30pm at the Malden Public Library’s Malden Reads first film screening for the 2020 book selection, Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury. We will be showing a movie about a librarian, played by Bette Davis, who is in the middle of a Storm Center.
In this 1956 movie, “Bette Davis plays a small town librarian who inspires the joy of reading in children and stands up against book banning during the 1950’s when anti-communism sentiment is causing panic. Her refusal to pull a book about communism from the library costs her her job and reputation and eventually triggers a fire in the library. Davis’s character is based on the story of librarian Ruth W. Brown, who was accused of being a communist because of her anti-segregation efforts.”
A discussion of this year’s Malden Reads book selection, Fahrenheit 451, will follow the movie. This year Fahrenheit 451 is part of the NEA’s Big Read. Movie times are approximate. This film is free and open to the public and is accessible. Rated PG (85 min.)
Please join us for Malden Public Library’s Malden Reads second film screening for the 2020 book selection, Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury. We will be showing the 1966 François Truffaut film based on the book Fahrenheit 451.
In an oppressive, dystopian future, books are banned and burned. Reading is forbidden. Fireman Guy Montag’s job is to destroy and burn all of the books he finds and to help maintain the totalitarian government’s agenda of promoting censorship and crushing intellectual freedom. When Montag meets Clarisse, a young schoolteacher, he begins to question everything he’s ever known.
A discussion of this year’s Malden Reads book selection, Fahrenheit 451, will follow the movie. This year Fahrenheit 451 is part of the NEA’s Big Read. Movie times are approx. This film is free and open to the public and is accessible. Not Rated (113 min.)