Kids are heading back to school and the Upper Merion Township Library is here to support students and help them succeed academically. We have a number of resources, both in print and online, as well as other services that students and their families can take advantage of – all it takes is a library card!
How to get a library card:
- All Upper Merion Area School District students are eligible for a FREE MCLINC library card.
- If you are under the age of 18, you can bring your parent/legal guardian with you to the library to get a library card. Both you and your parent/guardian will need to sign the library card application and provide some proof of residence such as your parent’s driver’s license or a bill listing your current address to get a card.
- Or, if you are enrolled in the Upper Merion School District, you may request a Library Card Application from your school librarian to take home to your parent/legal guardian to fill out, sign and return to school. The school librarian can then forward the completed application form to the public library and your card will be mailed to your home.
Stop by the library and ask the help of our staff in finding the perfect material for a school report or for a suggestion on something fun to read. You can also print to the library printer from home, head to our website and click on Library Services -> Mobile Printing to learn how.
Check out these resources that are available 24/7 with access to the internet. Visit the eLibrary to access these resources with a library card.
- AtoZ the USA / AtoZ the World: Comprehensive databases of states, territories, and countries – perfect for student reports!
- Beanstack: Beanstack provides book recommendations for kids of all ages and a great place to record reading.
- BookFLIX: BookFLIX pairs picture books with nonfiction from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.
- Mango Languages: An online learning tool that teaches conversation skills for over 30 different languages.
- Power Library: Access to 24 databases with primary sources that are integrated with Google, offer citation tools, and the ability to take notes and highlight information.
- Overdrive: Borrow eBooks from the library and never have to worry about a late fee.
- TrueFLIX: TrueFLIX brings Scholastic’s True Book series to life with nonfiction topics. Each eBook also contains extension activities, project ideas, videos and more.
- TumbleBooks: TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books for kids in a fun format.
- Tutor.com: Tutor.com is an online tutoring program that provides students with an individualized tutor to help with homework questions in most subjects.