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Issue 2 August 2018

What's Inside? Realia Fine Free HAAL Pass Launch Pad

Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative is dedicated to ensuring that students in our county have FREE access to all the technology and information that is needed to make them successful learners throughout the school year. Visit a library or our website to use all the resources that are available for you. The Arthenia L. Joyner University Area Community Library, located adjacent to Muller Elementary Magnet School on 22nd Street in the University Area of Tampa, is our newest library which opened in January 2018. Come check us out!

Check out these FREE homework databases that you can access from home or the library. Live, One-on-one Tutoring in Math, Science, Social Studies, SAT Prep, Essay Writing, English & more. Also available in Spanish.

Complete archive of National Geographic magazines — along with a cross-searchable collection of books, maps, images, and videos.

Scientific disciplines through extensive essays, videos, diagrams, definitions, biographies, and experiments.

Digital encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.

Learn from over 70 world languages, including English.

Practice tests, Tutorial courses and eBooks to help students succeed.

Check for additional Homework Help resources.

Homework Tip #1 Keep it Organized

Have your child try different organizational systems, use a calendar or scheduling app to manage their homework deadlines.

HCPLC no longer charges late fines on materials that are overdue! The library’s mission is to focus on open access to information and materials.

Your checkout loan periods have not changed and the grace period is now eight days. You can check out a total of 35 items. You can now place holds on 35 items at a time. Any items that you have checked out will automatically renew two days prior to their due date as long as nobody else is waiting for them.

re·a·li·a rēˈālēə noun objects and material from everyday life, especially when used as teaching aids. Kids will be back to school ready with this free collection of educational games and models geared toward elementary and middle school learners. Teachers and homeschooling parents will enrich any lesson plan with our STEM problem solving kits, interactive anatomy models and modern scientific tools. To see and touch all the items available for check out visit these locations: John F. Germany Public Library Seffner-Mango Branch Library

Homework Tip #2 Reward Progress

Celebrate a child's success to reinforce the positive effort.

Hours of interactive learning and play Playaway Launchpad features learning apps grouped together by subject area, theme, grade level and age. From Early Literacy, STEAM, Science, Critical Thinking and more. Children can play educational games without being able to "surf the net." Launchpads are available at the following libraries: Brandon Regional Library John F. Germany Public Library Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library New Tampa Regional Library SouthShore Regional Library Town ‘N Country Regional Library Launchpads may be requested then picked up at any alternate library location. 

Must be 17 or older to check out Launchpads Devices check out for 14 days

Limit 1 hold per adult resident library card Limit 1 checkout per adult resident library card

Get Ahead of the Class The first days of school can be exciting and frightening. To help parents with challenging subjects, here is a list of helpful links, to ensure your child's transition for a successful year.

Back to School Jitters Science Fair Projects Math Practice  Literacy Skills  Bullying

Homework Tip #3 Set the Scene

Establish a quiet, well-lit, distraction-free place to study. When using a computer for assignments, use in a common space, to discourage playing video games, or emailing friends.


Reading is a fundamental part of learning. Strong readers become successful learners. From books to eBooks, they're all available to you at the library or from home with your library card.

FUN + mental

Picture Books


Sunshine State Readers/ Battle of the Books/SLAM/3-5


Sunshine State Readers Jr

ADDITIONAL   reading sources

eBooks for kids


Florida Teen Reads Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books/SLAM/6-8 Accelerated Reader Bookfinder

Giving Hillsborough County Schools Students Access to Public Libraries Students can now use their student ID numbers to access databases and research tools, read eBooks, and borrow up to three items from any public library in Hillsborough County.


Teen Advisory Board

A Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is made up of middle and high school teens who have a desire to help their community and a love for the library.

Create Book Trailers

TAB meets with the YA Librarian monthly to help plan programs, select books, and make other suggestions for how the library can improve its services to teens to fulfill their needs and interests.

Create Social Media Content


Earn Bright Futures Volunteer Hours


Create Library Displays Monster Bash Event Help

College Plans To keep up with evolving technology and job markets, today’s students will need to be good readers and lifelong learners. Libraries provide free resources and workshops that can help students increase their knowledge load as they rise to the next grade level.  

Need to sharpen test skills? Prepare for important exams like the ACT®, SAT®, AP® Tests with eBooks, tutorials, flash cards, and practice tests available anytime.

Need help deciding what job best suits you? ?

Checkout online tools for writing resumes, browsing career paths as well as finding professional degree programs, internships and volunteer opportunities.

Have you met provides thousands of courses by expert instructors covering  topics like web design and computer programming as well as college essay writing and test prep.  

Books on the Go Download electronic books using your library card for FREE. All formats available for PC, Mac, eBook Readers and other mobile devices.

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Back to School with HCPLC  
Back to School with HCPLC