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Creativebug
Hoopla
Kanopy
Libby
Massachusetts Statewide Databases
Meekins Local History Resources

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Arts and Music

Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more!

Homework Help

Britannica Online: School Edition (K-12) offers encyclopedias and related materials for students of all levels. Users can also take advantage of the Learning Materials, a collection of educational exercises, activities and study guides.

Access databases and archives from Gale, ProQuest, Brittanica, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and more. Includes access to Peterson's Test Prep, Peterson's Career Prep, Pebble Go, and Transparent Languages Online.

This easy-to-use database introduces children ages 3-9 to online research, with spoken content for children who are learning to read. A great resource for homework help!

Access to test prep materials for over 185 exams, with college and scholarship searches.

Lifelong Learning

Access databases and archives from Gale, ProQuest, Brittanica, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and more. Includes access to Peterson's Test Prep, Peterson's Career Prep, Pebble Go, and Transparent Languages Online.

Peterson's Career Prep includes job searching and resume editing software, advice on job seeking and workforce skills.

Learn a new language with this online tool for learning over 120 languages, including 6 language courses made specifically for kids! This resource also includes ESL courses and many language courses for non-English speakers.

Local History

View digitized images, documents, and sound recordings from Massachusetts libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives. A great local history resource.

Access databases and archives from Gale, ProQuest, Brittanica, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and more. Includes access to Peterson's Test Prep, Peterson's Career Prep, Pebble Go, and Transparent Languages Online.

The Meekins Library holds a small collection of books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, illustrations and objects relating to the town of Williamsburg, Mass., all its villages, and local Pioneer Valley communities. 

Newspapers and Magazines

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and streaming video from on your phone, mobile device, or computer. Read, listen or watch instantly; or, download for offline usage later.

Access databases and archives from Gale, ProQuest, Brittanica, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and more. Includes access to Peterson's Test Prep, Peterson's Career Prep, Pebble Go, and Transparent Languages Online.

Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more.

Reading Recommendations

NoveList Plus is a comprehensive source of popular and professional book information that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. Includes reading recommendations to help readers of all ages find just the right book. Resource provided by CW MARS Libraries.

Reference and Research

View digitized images, documents, and sound recordings from Massachusetts libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives. A great local history resource.

Access databases and archives from Gale, ProQuest, Brittanica, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and more. Includes access to Peterson's Test Prep, Peterson's Career Prep, Pebble Go, and Transparent Languages Online.

Video Streaming

Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone - and even your TV!

On-demand film streaming. Collection includes award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. Cardholders can redeem monthly credits to view most titles, or access unlimited Kanopy Kids content.

eBooks and Audiobooks

Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone - and even your TV!

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and streaming video from on your phone, mobile device, or computer. Read, listen or watch instantly; or, download for offline usage later.