Online Resources

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MPK Virtual Recreation is a place where you can find helpful tools and educational resources to enjoy at home. The Recreation and Community Services Department is dedicated to helping our community develop and/or maintain their healthy lifestyle and provide resources that focus on the well-being and enjoyment of life.

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The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library Online Consumer Health Resource Center provides users with a variety of vetted health resources to assist individuals in their health care journey. 

The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library Career Center provides job seekers with access to job sites, resume writing resources, and interviewing tips. 

Note: COVID-19 resources have been added to assist individuals seeking health information and for individuals experiencing unemployment. Resources for nonprofits and small businesses have been added as well. 

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Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 presents important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond.

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Britannica School Edition offers thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools for K-12 students.

Britannica School Guide for Students

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Britannica Escolar is a Spanish-language resource for native speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish that provides access to thousands of articles, images, videos, maps, and tables.

Britannica Escolar Video en Espanol

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Librivox provides free public domain audiobooks read by volunteers from all over the world. 



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Direct access to nytimes.com from 1851 to the present.

Access the New York Times while you are at the Library. You must create an account for access. Click Create Account to create an account with your personal email address, or Sign In if you already have created an account.

Home Access To activate your subscription, you’ll need to log in or register first.

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OverDrive offers a variety of eBooks and digital audiobooks to download onto your digital reader, computer or mobile device. 

To learn how to use Overdrive, click on the following link to get step by step assistance for your device.

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Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. 



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Teaching Books provides original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, and a wealth of multimedia resources on K through 12 books to support reading and library activities for all grades and content areas.

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TumbleBooksLibrary is an online collection of eBooks for children that you can access from home with your library card.

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TumbleMath is an online collection of animated math picture books and practice quizzes for children.

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Tutor.com provides access to 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 8:00am to 10:00pm. Assistance is also available in Spanish seven days a week from 11:00am to 10:00pm.

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.