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.
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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 hardbacks ($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.
Washington Rural Heritage
Washington Rural Heritage is a collection of historic materials documenting the early culture, industry, and community life of Washington State. The collection is an ongoing project of small, rural libraries and partnering cultural institutions, guided by an initiative of the Washington State Library.
Visit the Orcas Island Heritage page here.
Resource for Parents
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Most parents intuitively know what multiple studies have proven: family involvement improves kids' success at school. Parents want to do the best they can for their kids but often don't have the right information to help them navigate today's complicated world. With the vast Internet at their fingertips, not having enough information is rarely a problem for parents. The bigger issue is knowing how to find the best information fast. Education.com is a one-stop source of information for all parents' educational, developmental, and parenting questions.