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Sanger Public Library
Teen Advisory Board
The Sanger Public Library Teen Advisory Board is an important part of your library!
Our Teen Advisory Board:
Þ Makes collection recommendations
Þ Recommends and helps to implement teen programs
Þ Helps brainstorm event ideas that can be implemented during the school year and during our annual Summer Reading Program
Þ Works on projects around the library
Þ Promotes the library to other teens
How often do we meet?
TAB generally meets once a month during the school year, but can meet more often during the summer. TAB meetings usually last from 45 minutes to an hour.
Are there other volunteer opportunities besides the monthly TAB meeting?
TAB members are welcome (and encouraged) to sign up for one or two volunteer time slots in the library per month. This is a great hands-on way to learn how the library works and help with projects around the library.
Benefits and Opportunities?
Þ Get volunteer hours for TAB meetings and events… can be listed as community service/involvement/volunteerism on college applications!
Þ Experience with meetings and hosting events
Þ Experience and community involvement around the library
How do I sign up?
Stop by the library to say "hello!" and pick up a TAB application.
Contact the library in person, by phone (940-458-3257), or email email@example.com.
It doesn't take long after picking up either Illuminae or its sequel Gemina to realize that you're not reading an ordinary novel. The story unfolds through a collection of artifacts from the characters' interactions, such as maps, blueprints, messages, dialogues on computer screens, and more.
We have just received both of these and will have them available for checkout soon!
Use your Sanger Public Library card to get access to eBooks and Music!
Freegal - Stream up to 3 hours per day and download up to 5 songs per week! Just log in on the Freegal website with your library card number and pin number.
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Freading and Overdrive - Checkout eBooks! Follow the links to learn how to set up Overdrive and/or Freading on your eReader, phone, or device and access Sanger Public Library's collection of eBooks.
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--> Get started with Overdrive!
North Texas Library Consortium
Sanger Public Library cardholders not only have access to our collection and resources, but also have access to most resources from the entire North Texas Library Consortium (NTLC). If we do not have what you are looking for in our collection, we are often able to request it from one of the other NTLC libraries and have it sent here to Sanger for you to pick up (most items take about a week to receive). In addition, your Sanger Public Library card will also work in-person at all of the other NTLC libraries. Click here for a map of all NTLC Libraries.
In the event you are looking for an item that is not in our collection or available from another NTLC library, we may be able to obtain it for you from a library elsewhere in Texas or the USA for the cost of postage (typically $1-4). If your needs are time sensitive (e.g., there's a deadline for your research paper), it is best to contact us about an ILL as early as possible as it can take time to order and receive an ILL.
LaunchPads are small tablet computers (no internet connection) loaded with study material and subject based learning games. The series ranges from elementary level learning all the way to SAT/ACT preparation and even adult language learning. Launchpads are available for in-library use and are able to be checked out by patrons who meet the requirements to do so and sign the Launchpad checkout policy agreement. Call or inquire at the desk for more information. To see what Launchpad titles we have in the catalog, click here.
Access online academic research databases and other services hosted by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission… free for Sanger Public Library cardholders! Contact Sanger Public Library to receive a password.
Sanger Public Library cardholders may also get a TexShare card. A TexShare card allows you to checkout items at any library in Texas (may be subject to varying restrictions and rules at each library). To get a TexShare card, please ask at the desk when in the library.
Ask a Librarian
If you are looking for something in particular or don't even know where to start, never forget to ask a librarian. As the saying goes, "never research without a librarian!"
Search book title or author name to see books that are in the AR system... the results will display reading level and AR point values.
Writing, Formatting, and Citation Styles
Check out the excellent online resource from Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab, aka the Purdue OWL: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/.
Need specific citation style assistance? Citation guides:
State and Local Information
State of Texas: https://www.texas.gov/
Office of the Governor: http://gov.texas.gov/
Office of the Secretary of State: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/
Texas Legislature: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/
Texas Rangers: http://www.dps.texas.gov/TexasRangers/
Texas State Preservation Board: http://www.tspb.state.tx.us/
Denton County: http://dentoncounty.com/
UNT Portal to Texas History: https://texashistory.unt.edu/
Sanger Chamber of Commerce: http://sangertexas.com/
AR Book Finder -- Search book title or author name to find its reading level and AR point value.
The CIA World Factbook -- Everything you ever wanted to know about everything!
Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology -- An indexed and searchable overview of Greek mythology.
The Exploratorium Museum of Science -- Online presence of the premier science museum in San Francisco, CA featuring activities and information.
The Homework Spot -- A huge directory of homework resources organized by topic, as well as project ideas and writing help.
International Public Library Kids' Space -- Search by subject and find a list of resources chosen by librarians.
Library of Congress -- The largest library in the world, with a collection containing millions of items. Be sure to explore the great online resources they have, such as the map collection and historic photographs!
Math.com -- The World of Math online.
Math Forum: As Dr. Math -- Question and answer service for K-12 math students and teachers.
Math Reference Tables -- Tables, algebra formulas, and more!
Merriam-Webster Online -- Online edition of the M-W dictionary.
Mr. Dowling's History Passport -- Lessons, links, and information on a wide variety of world history topics.
NASA -- The US space exploration and science agency.
Oxford Dictionary -- Online edition of the Oxford English Dictionary
Purdue OWL -- Excellent online writing guide with tons of information. Need help with paper formatting and citations? Be sure to utilize their APA, MLA, and Chicago style guides!
Science Fair Project Resources -- Resources and ideas for science projects.
Science News for Students -- Science news and information tailored specifically for students.
Sparknotes -- Study guides and synopses of books, films, etc. Be sure to check out No Fear Literature & No Fear Shakespeare: line by line translations of classic works into modern English!
Tested and Tested YouTube Channel -- Adam Savage (yes, from Mythbusters) has assembled a crew of makers, builders. artists. etc. Resources include videos, interviews, project ideas, reviews, and more!
Texas Education Agency -- Online home of the Texas Education Agency.
US Congress -- Official website of the US Congress.
US History -- Extensive American history resource.
US National Archives -- The official record keepers and historians of these United States of America.
Writing Rescue Guide -- An excellent all around guide for writing and research help, perfect for middle school, high school, and college students. Also gives tips on writing college admission and scholarship essays.
Why Files -- Archive of the groundbreaking online science magazine, published from 1996-2016.
US Presidential Libraries and Archives
(Italics denote libraries located in Texas)
State and Local Information & History
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