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The Little Green is now available to read online

posted by Central Library   [ updated ]

The Editors-In-Chief of The Little Green newspaper, Eamonn Ryan and Alexandra Topic, have released the following news:

The Little Green has been Central High School’s source of news since 1947. It has stood the test of time and persevered through multiple wars, 9/11, and anything the world has thrown at Manchester and America. During this global pandemic, we here at The Little Green are persevering through this time as well. In doing so, we have created a website to keep students informed and showcase how our student journalists are covering the Manchester School District. We have enjoyed creating this news source, and we hope that you enjoy reading it.”
 images/photos sourced from: The Little Green Website

Updates for AP Students Affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

posted Apr 2, 2020, 6:05 AM by Central Library   [ updated Apr 2, 2020, 9:32 AM ]

Please check the AP Exam site for updates and information
on the new at-home testing option...

"additional testing information will be available by April 3rd",
so please check the site again at that time.

Also, FYI, please see our announcement on free AP study guides on line.

TumbleBooks - Teen, Audio, and Romance Books

posted Mar 31, 2020, 7:05 AM by Central Library   [ updated Mar 31, 2020, 7:12 AM ]

From the Manchester City Library, 

TumbleBooks have given free access to their online databases which feature unlimited access from home.  The books are available instantly. 

Username: tumble2020 
Password: A3b5c6 

TeenBook Cloud - gr 7-12 ebook database 
AudioBook Cloud - all ages audiobook database 
RomanceBook Cloud - a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!


Exciting 'Digital Resources' News

posted Mar 28, 2020, 7:36 AM by Central Library   [ updated Mar 28, 2020, 8:00 AM ]

You’ve all heard of the Bloom’s Literature database that we have been using for years,
and you may have heard of the American History database that we acquired this year…
well, because of our remote learning situation, the company who owns these products (InfoBase)
has given us FREE access to their other fantastic databases in areas like Current Issues, Science, and Health. 

The username is mancentral and the password remains the same and can be found in this Goggle doc.
Please click anywhere on the image below to check out these great new products and thank you, InfoBase!

All Databases

April vacation will continue as planned: There are no plans to cancel April vacation.

posted Mar 28, 2020, 7:17 AM by Central Library   [ updated Mar 28, 2020, 7:17 AM ]

Manchester School District has announced that "April vacation will continue as planned: There are no plans to cancel April vacation. We will continue remote learning until that time."

Google Meet YouTube Videos

posted Mar 27, 2020, 10:52 AM by Central Library   [ updated Mar 27, 2020, 10:53 AM ]

When using Google Meet, participants should turn off their video and audio to save bandwidth. 

 If you are unfamiliar with Google Meet, please check out the links below:

 For a seven-minute overview of how to record a meet session and put it in Classroom:  YouTube Video

 Present your Screen in Google Meet: YouTube Video

 Record a Meeting in Google Meet: YouTube Video

More Free Audiobooks…

posted Mar 27, 2020, 3:14 AM by Central Library   [ updated Mar 27, 2020, 3:14 AM ]

These links are from Audible (an Amazon company) and just click to listen!  No login, no software, easy as pie!

Literary Classics

Chosen for Teens

À écouter en français

Para escuchar en español

Be sure to notice the Page numbering at the bottom of the website… some of these links have multiple pages of audiobooks offered.

Search this Site

posted Mar 26, 2020, 8:46 AM by Central Library   [ updated Mar 26, 2020, 8:49 AM ]

FYI, located at the top right hand side of our Library website, is a Search box.

It will return results from searching the entire Library website.

An Overview of Reading Books Online

posted Mar 26, 2020, 8:37 AM by Central Library   [ updated Mar 26, 2020, 8:37 AM ]

Reading Books Online or Downloading Books to Read

The Library recently received an email asking about what is needed to download books onto a Chromebook or a smartphone.  Other questions included: Do you need a lot of bandwidth, Do you need a certain app? Considering others may also be wondering about this, we would like to present the following information, and we thank you for your questions.  

Our digital resources at Central High School include access to eBooks.  You do not have to download these eBooks, they are read online with no additional software other than your internet browser.  These eBooks are password protected and described in detail on our library’s ‘Digital’ Resources’ Page.

However, these eBooks described above are REFERENCE type books, NON-FICTION informative texts such as, Milestone Documents of World Religions, Magill’s Medical Guide, and Encyclopedia of Global Resources.  If you are interested in a Fiction story, a Free-Read, you have to investigate options outside of our library’s website.

Many books are in the Public Domain which means they are freely available because they are no longer under copyright restrictions.  For reading or listening to books that are freely available on the Internet, you can check out the links below or simply Google free read online <insert title name here>.  For example, free read online of mice and men or free listen online of mice and men

To access books and movies that are still under copyright, one option is to use the Manchester City Library.  It is free to everyone with a library card and all Central Students are eligible to get a City Library Card.  In this case, you need additional software and you can check out, download the book to your device and read without WiFi (after it has been downloaded).  Many people enjoy this service and assuming they have regular home WiFi setups, it is not unreasonable to think that the bandwidth required is inconsequential.  Please click the link above to find out more.

To read or listen to, a book on an iPhone, or any MAC device, the Apple Books/ iBooks app has a world of choice.  Some selections are free and some are paid, but even the paid ones have a free sample so you can read the first part of the book to see if you like it.   

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