Treehouse

Treehouse is an online video and interactive learning platform that specializes in teaching people of all ages how to design and develop websites and mobile apps. Tracks include web development, web design, iOs and Android app development, WordPress development and design, game development, and various programming languages, including HTML, JavaScript, PHP, and Ruby. Courses are taught through short videos, with quizzes, code challenges, and other activities to help reinforce new skills and concepts. Their Career Program serves as a “guided tool to help you prepare for a new job in technology.”

Interested in learning to code or exploring the other courses offered via Treehouse? E-mail [email protected] to request access. Be sure to provide your full name and library card number for verification.

Find Treehouse at teamtreehouse.com.

Flipster

Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that lets users browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines for free, courtesy of the library. Flipster offers convenient access and a user-friendly reading experience. Magazines can be read online with your computer, smartphone, or tablet or downloaded to your mobile device for offline access. Browse our Flipster e-magazines now »

Kentucky Libraries Unbound

Kentucky Libraries Unbound powered by OverDrive allows you to download or stream audiobooks, e-books, digital magazines, and video to your PC, Mac®, or one of many mobile devices. You can check out up to 10 items at a time with your library card and PIN. Certain software downloads are required for some PC used (OverDrive® Media Console™ for audiobooks; Adobe® Digital Editions for e-books).

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Mango Languages

Mango—Language Is an Adventure web banner Make language your next adventure…

Learn practical conversation skills for over 70 languages with this comprehensive language-learning system focused on teaching much more than just words and phrases. Mango utilizes an engaging interface and intuitive, interactive tools to deliver practical language skills and valuable cultural insights that enhance your understanding of the language.

Each lesson combines real-life situations and audio from native speakers to immerse language learners in a whole new world. Strategically placed memory-building exercises help you to retain information, and grammar notes and critical thinking exercises provide you with the foundation to more intuitively understand the language and adapt lessons and vocabulary to new situations. In no time at all, you’ll be able to confidently navigate all sorts of everyday communications—getting directions, ordering a meal, making new friends, and more!

  • Mango also offers fully interactive feature films to help users master new languages. Films provide a breakdown of each line of dialogue and build on all foundational language skills, including grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and culture.
  • Mango includes more than 20 Classroom English and ESL courses specifically developed for native speakers of other languages.

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Learn anytime, anywhere!

Learn on your computer or mobile device. Mango includes downloadable lessons for offline learning, so you can truly take Mango with you on the road! Plus, sync across devices for a seamless learning experience.

The Mango Languages app is available for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire.



How will YOU Mango?

World language courses include:

  • Arabic
    (Egyptian, Iraqi, Levantine, MSA)
  • Cherokee
  • Chinese
    (Cantonese, Mandarin)
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dari
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Farsi
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Norwegian
  • Pashto
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Russian
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
    (Castilian, Latin American)
  • Swahili
  • Tagalog
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
  • And more!

Novelty & specialty courses include:

  • Arab Etiquette (MSA)
  • Mandarin Chinese– Business, Feng Shui, Zodiac Signs
  • Shakespearean English
  • French— Argot French, Romance, Wine & Cheese
  • Italian– Carnival of Venice, Horse Race of Siena, Romance
  • Japanese– English Loanwords, Mimetic Words
  • Oktoberfest German
  • St. Patrick’s Day Irish
  • Pirate
  • Russian– Slang, Superstition
  • Castilian Spanish– Flamenco Dancing, Soccer Celebration
  • Latin American Spanish– Business, Legal, Medical, Romance, More

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LearningExpress Library

Offers practice tests, e-books, and skill-building courses for students and adult learners. Many courses are available in Spanish. Includes specialized learning centers for different interests and age groups, including:

Adult Core Skills – Improve your skills in reading, writing, and mathematics.
Career Preparation – Prepare for an occupational exam, build workplace skills, and more.
School Center – Test preparation and tutorials for elementary, middle, and high school students.
Computer Skills – Enjoy video courses on topics ranging from computer maintenance and internet safety to popular software programs like Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Photoshop.

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ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy

ABCmouse FREE at our library! Now available in the library AND at home!

The award-winning ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children ages 2–8+ build a strong foundation for future academic success. Subject areas include reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. ABCmouse is 100% educational, with more than 10,000 interactive learning activities ranging from books and videos to games, puzzles, songs, art activities, printables, and more—including more than 1,200 learning activities in Spanish.

Best of all, kids love it!

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More to know:

  • You can access ABCmouse at any BCPL branch on any public computer or on a personal laptop connected to our Wi-Fi—no account required! To use ABCmouse on your mobile device while connected to our Wi-Fi, download the ABCmouse app.
  • When ABCmouse is accessed with ABCmouse Bring Learning Home, your account can be shared by up to three children in a household, each with their own avatar, profile, and progress tracking on the ABCmouse Step-by-Step Learning Path.
  • For more information or help navigating the site, check out this curriculum overview from ABCmouse.

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OCLC FirstSearch Databases

FirstSearch is a collection of databases that includes access to magazine articles.

World Cat lists books and materials kept in other libraries around the world. If you are looking for material that is not available in Bullitt County and have a Bullitt County Library card, you may request that an item be “Interlibrary Loaned” using the online request form from World Cat.

To access OCLC from remote locations or from your home use the KY Virtual Library.

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Kentucky Virtual Library

In addition to EBSCO and LearningExpress resources that can be accessed directly from our website, KYVL also provides access to Britannica Digital Learning, Scholastic GO!, and Proquest. A special username and password are required for access; you can request login credentials via phone, e-mail, or the Ask a Librarian chat feature on our website.

**During the COVID-19 pandemic, Proquest is also providing home access to Ancestry Library Edition users. You will need KYVL credentials to log in.

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Literary Reference Center Plus

This database provides information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. Students, professors, and researchers can use this comprehensive database for their research needs, including full texts of classic works alongside synopses, critical essays, author biographies, study guides, lesson plans, and more. Plus access a variety of literary journals, reference books, and even video lessons and drama productions.

Use the EBSCOhost—Home Access portal for remote access; a valid library card is required for use outside a BCPL library location.

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Gale eBooks

Gale eBooks Find authoritative, full-text reference materials online with a simple keyword search or browse available materials by category (biography, business, literature, science, etc.). Some materials include MP3 audio files and translation tools. Explore Gale Virtual Reference Library»

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly) for small engine such as those for boats, lawnmowers, and tractors. Search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type, and model numbers. Use the EBSCOhost—Home Access portal for remote access; a valid library card is required for use outside a BCPL library location.

Inside the library, explore the Small Engine Repair Reference Center here »

Consumer Health Complete

Searches the latest evidence-based reports, encyclopedias, reference books, and medical research. Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream to holistic and integrated medicine. Use the EBSCOhost—Home Access portal for remote access; a valid library card is required for use outside a BCPL library location.

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Hoopla

Hoopla is a streaming video, music, e-book, and audiobook service bringing thousands of movies, TV shows, full music albums, and audiobooks directly to your computer or mobile device. Plus, Hoopla offers a dedicated Kids’ catalog and digital access to the popular children’s magazine Highlights. Get instant, simultaneous access and NO WAITLISTS or late fines, ever! You can also download titles to your mobile device with the Hoopla Digital app for offline access when you’re on the go. Set up your account now!

Ancestry Library Edition

The largest online family history resource available, with access to both domestic and international records.

Proquest is temporarily providing home access to Ancestry Library Edition users. To log in, you will need our Bullitt County Public Library credentials. Call your local branch, use the Ask a Librarian chat feature, or e-mail our reference team for access.

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