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Library

Links

OPAC (Catalog)
Access the VHS Media Center Catalog from a School Computer Here
http://http://192.168.1.2/opac/vinaschools/#menuHome

Accelerated Reader Enterprise
Accelerated Reader Enterprise

Reading practice quizzes

https://hosted350.renlearn.com/76279

AR Book Finder

This website will help you find out if a book has an AR quiz.  It will also tell you the book's reading level, how many points the book is worth, and what the book is about.  

http://www.arbookfind.com

Links to Helpful Websites
Alabama Virtual Library

Links you to encyclopedias, articles and other resources that are helpful when doing research.  

http://www.avl.lib.al.us

Dictionary

This dictionary provides the definitions of a word, synonyms, and reads the word for you.

http://www.merriam-webster.com

Citation Machine

Type in information and the citation machine will automatically format it.  Very useful when citing sources.

http://www.citationmachine.net/

ACT Website

Provides test dates and deadlines, admission tickets, scores, and test prep for the ACT.

http://www.actstudent.org

Consumer Affairs

You can verify that a company has good business practices here.

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/

Times Daily

Newspaper from Florence, Alabama

http://www.timesdaily.com

Franklin County Times

Franklin County Newspaper

http://www.franklincountytimes.com

Star Fall

Website for pre-K - 1st grade that helps students learn to read.  This is great for youngsters first learning their alphabet and letter sounds.  

http://www.starfall.com

Homework Help
Homework Help

Alabama's free live homework help.  Hours:  Sunday-Thursday, 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  Grades K-College.

http://webmini.apls.state.al.us/apls_web/apls/apls?q=homework

Book Read Alouds
Story Online

These books are read by some of kids' favorite actors.  These are great to listen to.  

http://storyonline.net

Librivox

This website has novels and stories mostly for older students that are read aloud.  Classics like Great Expectations, The Prince and the Pauper, and War and Peace are here and can be downloaded to a computer and burned to a CD.

http://www.librivox.org

Fun Websites for Kids
Brain Pop

Fun website for 3-6th graders

http://www.brainpop.com/

Fun Brain

Educational games for kids

http://www.funbrain.com/

Funology

Educational Games and Information for Kids

http://www.funology.com/

Kids Reads

Information about Books and Authors 

http://www.kidsreads.com/

National Geographic Kids

Animals, Nature and Science for Kids

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/#

Pottermore

Everything Harry Potter for 5th grade and up

https://www.pottermore.com/en-us/

Keyboarding Games for Kids

Kids gain typing skills playing these fun games.  

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/keyboarding_games.html

How to Make Bottle Rockets and Other Educational Crafts

This website show children how to make homemade fizzy bath soap, build a biosphere, build a working robot, and make a rocket from a bottle.  Fun for science buffs.  

http://www.bottlestore.com/bottle-rockets-and-other-educational-crafts

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