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Posted on: April 16, 2020

MPK Bruggemeyer Library New Virtual Programs and Resources During COVID-19 Closures

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Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library Announces New Virtual Programs and Resources for Residents During COVID-19 Closures

The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library remains closed to the public in order to combat the spread of COVID-19, however library staff are hard at work to support the informational and educational needs of residents in creative ways during the closure.

Monterey Park residents are encouraged to explore an array of digital resources from the comfort of their homes including live, virtual story times; online tutoring and test preparation to support at-home learning for families and adult learners; and e-books and audio books for children, teens and adults.

Digital Library Cards are available for patrons who do not have a Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library card, but wish to access our digital resources during the library closure. To obtain a digital library card, call 626-307-1366 or complete the Digital Library Card Application on the library’s website at http://www.montereypark.ca.gov/FormCenter/Library-13/Digital-Library-Card-Request-Form-89.

Library staff are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. to answer questions at 626-307-1366. All due dates on checked out items are extended during the closure and no late fees will accrue.

Please follow the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library on social media at https://twitter.com/MontereyParkLib and on our website at www.montereypark.ca.gov/library for updates on the library’s services and resources.

For general information about COVID-19 in Monterey Park, please see the city’s webpage at www.MontereyPark.ca.gov/Coronavirus or contact the COVID-19 Help Desk at 626-307-1377.

Virtual Storytime

Join Children’s Services for weekly storytimes on YouTube! Staff will share their favorite storytime books, songs and rhymes on Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Tune in for the live stream and watch the recordings at www.YouTube.com/MontParkTv.

Online Tutoring, Test Prep and Career Resources 

Tutor.com provides online learning and career services to Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library cardholders. Access live, online tutoring and resume help as well as thousands of academic and career resources. Tutors are available in over 60 subjects and test prep areas seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Assistance is also available in Spanish seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tutor.com services include a writing lab, ACT/SAT test preparation from The Princeton Review, Advanced Placement course videos, English as a Second language help, citizenship preparation and much more. Visit www.tutor.com/montereypark to get started. 

The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library Career Center provides resources to aid in resume writing, job search and interviewing. Individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19 can also find information regarding unemployment and resources for small businesses. Visit www.montereypark.ca.gov/1268/Career-Center.

eBooks and Audiobooks

OverDrive provides access to a wide selection of popular e-books and audiobooks for adults, teens and kids. All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period and there are no late fees. To get started enjoying ebooks, audiobooks and more, visit scdl.overdrive.com or download the Libby app. TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of ebooks just for kids. The site features over 250 animated, talking picture books, as well as Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and games and puzzles. Download the TumbleBooks app or visit www.montereypark.ca.gov/282/Children to start reading!

Free Wi-Fi Access

Free Wi-Fi is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week from the library parking lot. No password is required.

The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library is located at 318 S. Ramona Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754. For more information about library programs, call 626-307-1366 or visit www.MontereyPark.ca.gov/Library. For information about the City of Monterey Park, visit the city’s website at www.MontereyPark.ca.gov.

Media Contact 
Diana Garcia, City Librarian
dgarcia@montereypark.ca.gov 
626-307-1418
www.MontereyPark.ca.gov 

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