Resources
Resources

Books & Reading

TumbleBookLibrary
TumbleBookLibrary

K-6 children’s eBook database. Contains Spanish and French resources for children. For username & password, call the library!

TeenBookCloud
TeenBookCloud

​A collection of eBooks for kids and teens in grades 7-12. Graphic novels, YA fiction, audiobooks, classic literature, nonfiction, and more. Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library. For username & password, call the library!

NoveList
NoveList

Reading recommendations and series information. Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library. For username & password, call the library!

Kentucky Libraries Unbound (aka Libby)
Kentucky Libraries Unbound (aka Libby)

​Thousands of eBooks and audiobooks for you to borrow anytime, anywhere.

Hoopla
Hoopla

Access thousands of movies, television series, music titles, comics, eBooks, and audiobooks with your MCPL library card.

resources

Education & Homeschool

Adult Core Skills - Learning Express
Adult Core Skills - Learning Express

​EBSCO LearningExpress. Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library. For username & password, call the library!

Affordable Colleges Online
Affordable Colleges Online

​Free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families.

AtoZ Homeschooling
AtoZ Homeschooling

KY Homeschool Law.

Ben's Guide to US Government
Ben's Guide to US Government

A service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the publications and information products disseminated by the GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program.

College Admissions Test Prep - LearningExpress
College Admissions Test Prep - LearningExpress

​EBSCO LearningExpress. Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library. For username & password, call the library!

College Students - LearningExpress
College Students - LearningExpress

​EBSCO LearningExpress. Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library. For username & password, call the library!

Computer Skills Center - LearningExpress
Computer Skills Center - LearningExpress

​EBSCO LearningExpress. Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library. For username & password, call the library!

Coursera
Coursera

Free online college courses.

DigitalLearn.org
DigitalLearn.org

​Access brief lessons on basic technology topics like using Windows 10, searching for jobs online, and how to use email.

Duolingo
Duolingo

Learn Foreign Language for Free.

FreeCodeCamp
FreeCodeCamp

Learn to code at home. Build projects. Earn certificates.

Funbrain
Funbrain

​Educational games for kids of all ages. (math, grammar, science, spelling, history)

GCF Learn Free
GCF Learn Free

​Free tutorials on technology topics, Microsoft Office programs, career and job search topics and basic skills like math and reading. Tutorials are also available in Spanish.

GED Test Prep Center - LearningExpress
GED Test Prep Center - LearningExpress

​EBSCO LearningExpress. Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library.

Homeschool Buyers Co-Op
Homeschool Buyers Co-Op

Discount Homeschool Resource.

Homeschool World
Homeschool World

List of Kentucky Homeschool Co-Ops / Associations.

Kentucky Department of Education
Kentucky Department of Education

KDE Homeschool Requirements.

Khan Academy
Khan Academy

Free K – 12 Full Math Curriculum and More.

LearningExpress Library
LearningExpress Library

​Job Hunting, Career Preparation, Workplace skills, Certification Tests, Software Tutorials. Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library. For username & password, call the library!

MOOC.org
MOOC.org

​Free online college courses available for anyone to enroll

Python
Python

Computer programming for everybody!

Quarto Classroom
Quarto Classroom

​A website full of free awesome educational videos. There are classes for all ages. Subjects include: art & crafts, drawing, engineering, geography, math, reading & literacy, social emotional learning, social sciences, and more! Many videos even include free printables!

Recursos Para Hispanohablantes - LearningExpress
Recursos Para Hispanohablantes - LearningExpress

​EBSCO LearningExpress en Espanol. Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library. For username & password, call the library!

Scratch
Scratch

​A free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

The Homeschool Mom
The Homeschool Mom

​The Homeschool Mom resource list.

Time4Learning
Time4Learning

Information, Links, and Tips for Homeschoolers in Kentucky.

edX
edX

Free online college courses.

resources

Encyclopedias & Manuals

​Explora for Public Libraries
​Explora for Public Libraries

User-friendly access to content for all ages: encyclopedias, magazines, journals, newspapers, biographies, primary sources and more. Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library. For username & password, call the library!

Chilton Library
Chilton Library

​Trustworthy online automotive repair and maintenance guidance that DIYers and professionals have relied on for more than 100 years. This continually updated database offers you the detailed information you need to tackle preventative vehicle maintenance and repairs. For username & password, call the library!

Britannica Spanish Reference Center
Britannica Spanish Reference Center

For both elementary learners and more advanced users. Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library. For username & password, call the library!

Britannica School
Britannica School

For Pre-K – 12 classrooms and libraries. Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library. For username & password, call the library!

Britannica Library
Britannica Library

For children, young adults, and adults. Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library. For username & password, call the library!

Britannica Academic
Britannica Academic

Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library. For username & password, call the library!

resources

Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition

Always available inside the library; available for remote use through June 30, 2021 courtesy of ProQuest. Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library. For username & password, call the library!

Community History Archives
Community History Archives

The Community History Archives are user friendly, and easy to learn. Patrons can browse, search, view, clip and share articles, headlines, pages, and stories recorded in the pages of the community newspaper. Just type a search and hit “enter” or browse to a specific year, month, day or page in any (or all) publications contained in the archive.

resources

Language Learning

LingoLITE
LingoLITE

​Images, text, and native speaker video clips help you learn vocabulary up to four times faster than any other method. For username & password, call the library!

Britannica Spanish Reference Center
Britannica Spanish Reference Center

​For both elementary learners and more advanced users. Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library. For username & password, call the library!

Duolingo
Duolingo

Learn Foreign Language for Free.

resources

Legal & Medical

Assisted Living Research Institute
Assisted Living Research Institute

Discusses all services available for seniors living in Kentucky, outlines helpful city and state programs, and allows users to find the best assisted living facilities in their community.

Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete

​User-friendly access to medical, health and wellness content including mainstream, complementary, and holistic medicine. Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library. For username & password, call the library!

Gale Legal Forms
Gale Legal Forms

​Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues. For username & password, call the library!

Kentucky Justice
Kentucky Justice

Free legal assistance.

Testing.com
Testing.com

Testing.com has the most extensive collection of at-home testing and lab testing resources.

resources

Local & State Info

​ePermitTest
​ePermitTest

​Contains official state drivers handbooks, a driver's education course, all road signs worth memorizing and an amazing selection of free practice permit tests with sample questions that are highly similar or identical to those on the real DMV permit test.

Driving-tests.org
Driving-tests.org

​Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests, for FREE!

Online Voter Registration
Online Voter Registration

​The Commonwealth of Kentucky’s online voter registration system; register to vote in Kentucky or update your current registration record.

Kentucky State Board of Elections
Kentucky State Board of Elections

​Information about election dates, registration deadlines, polling places and more from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Kentucky Digital Library
Kentucky Digital Library

Historic newspaper and magazine images. Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library.

Kentucky Skills U
Kentucky Skills U

Committed to providing academic and essential skills instruction to help ensure all Kentucky adults get the education they need.

Kentucky Career Center
Kentucky Career Center

Assistance for job seekers, career builders, and employers.

Community Resource Guide: Barren River Area Development District (BRADD), 2019
Community Resource Guide: Barren River Area Development District (BRADD), 2019

This 52-page guide contains information for community resources including Assistance with Food and Clothing, Financial Assistance, Transportation Services, and many other categories. It covers all of the counties in the BRADD; Metcalfe County starts on page 29. This page includes links to other guides as well.

2-1-1: United Way of Southern Kentucky
2-1-1: United Way of Southern Kentucky

​This service of United Way of Southern Kentucky connects people in need with resources like health/dental services, housing/shelter, mental health/addiction services, and more.

resources

Research

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

​Covers issues in science, social studies, and current events, offering research, interactive maps, and infographics on topics like capital punishment, global warming, and immigration. Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library. For username & password, call the library!

Kentucky Virtual Library
Kentucky Virtual Library

For username & password, call the library!

EBSCOhost
EBSCOhost

​Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library. For username & password, call the library!

AtoZ World Food
AtoZ World Food

​Explore food culture and traditional recipes from around the world. IT’s a moveable feast in a digital cookbook. For username & password, call the library!

AtoZ the USA
AtoZ the USA

Bringing the diversity and history of the USA to life in a beautifully illustrated resource. For username & password, call the library!

AtoZ Maps Online
AtoZ Maps Online

​The world’s most comprehensive collection of royalty-free downloadable maps. For username & password, call the library!

resources

Workforce Development

The Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS)
The Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS)

Collects and links data to evaluate education and workforce efforts in the Commonwealth.

The South Central Workforce Development Board
The South Central Workforce Development Board

Oversees workforce development initiatives in the 10-county region of south central Kentucky.

Small Business Reference Center
Small Business Reference Center

​Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library.

Resume Builder
Resume Builder

A quick and easy way to create your professional resume.

Military to Civilian Cover Letters
Military to Civilian Cover Letters

Downloadable examples to help those struggling with ideas about how to write a polished military to civilian cover letter. The examples cover all experience levels, and you can also find useful advice to help you write a compelling application.

Kentucky Career Edge
Kentucky Career Edge

A FREE web-based platform to deliver virtual career services to Kentucky job-seekers. Modules include a job-interview simulator, a resume and job application builder, guidance in developing a personal brand and essential life skills curriculum to support career seekers in preparation for finding a job or advance in employment.

Glassdoor
Glassdoor

​Job listings, company reviews, and salary listings.

Focus Career through Kentucky Career Center
Focus Career through Kentucky Career Center

​Allows you to create or upload a resume and see all job postings, including ones recommended for you based on your skills and expertise.

Cypress Resume
Cypress Resume

Resumes made easy! For password, call the library!

CareerOneStop
CareerOneStop

Your source for employment information and inspiration.

Kentucky Skills U
Kentucky Skills U

Committed to providing academic and essential skills instruction to help ensure all Kentucky adults get the education they need.

Kentucky Career Center
Kentucky Career Center

Assistance for job seekers, career builders, and employers.

Recursos Para Hispanohablantes - LearningExpress
Recursos Para Hispanohablantes - LearningExpress

​EBSCO LearningExpress en Espanol. Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library. For username & password, call the library!

LearningExpress Library
LearningExpress Library

​Job Hunting, Career Preparation, Workplace skills, Certification Tests, Software Tutorials. Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library. For username & password, call the library!

GCF Learn Free
GCF Learn Free

​Free tutorials on technology topics, Microsoft Office programs, career and job search topics and basic skills like math and reading. Tutorials are also available in Spanish.

DigitalLearn.org
DigitalLearn.org

​Access brief lessons on basic technology topics like using Windows 10, searching for jobs online, and how to use email.

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