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  • Visit a Museum, Attraction, or Park for free or reduced admission by borrowing a MAP Pass!

  • Borrow a GoPro camera, Hiking Backpack, Telescope, or Metal Detector from our Library of Things!

  • Experience more of the Hudson River Valley (and beyond) by taking advantage of free (or reduced) admission days!

  • Make something using our 3-D Printer!

  • Stream a audio-book, movie, tv show, or learn something new with a online course from our e-Library!

Check out what the Library has planned this Summer! Click here!

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Check out these other great resources below!

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Book Lists! – Find age appropriate books for Pre-K through Teen!

Britannica – Explore the online encyclopedia from Encyclopedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites.

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Britannica Academic – Includes Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools.

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Britannica School – for Elementary, Middle, and High School – explore a wealth of unique content, appropriate for each student.

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Britannica Escolar – para la escuela primaria y secundaria: explore una gran cantidad de contenido único, apropiado para cada estudiante.

Britannica Escolar – Resource in Spanish for Elementary and Middle School – explore a wealth of unique content, appropriate for each student.

Creativebug – Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents can access online instructional videos that teach you how to paint, draw, make finger puppets and bubble wands for kids ages 5 and up! To access the classes, you must create an account using your email, password, and Library Card number. Stream from your internet connected device. No app available.

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Day by Day – A fun, daily calendar featuring books, songs, and activities to develop a love for books and learning.

Gale in Context – Available for Elementary and Middle School aged students.

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Gale In Context: Elementary – Find articles, topic overviews, and multimedia information to complete homework assignments.

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Gale In Context: Middle School – Whether the subject is politics or poetry find trusted content for your next middle school project.