Public libraries are places of inclusion and empowerment, dedicated to breaking down barriers to access and resisting inequality. Below are some resources that illuminate systems of race, privilege and power as well as how to enact change in ourselves and our institutions. We hope these resources help you recognize and challenge biases, navigate difficult conversations and create an inclusive, respectful space for learning, engagement and improvement.
Calvert Library offers many apps for your mobile device. Start by downloading ours!
Have fun with reading using Beanstack! Join our reading challenges like 500 by FIVE, #calvertREADS summer reading challenge and many others! Receive weekly book recommendations for readers of all ages, follow learning tips for children to make the most out of your reading experience, learn about library programs, and keep track of progress and achievements. Beanstack is also a great place to just keep track of all the books you’ve read! Download the app on Google Play or Apple App Store.
BookFlix® is a digital literacy resource that pairs more than 120 animated stories from Weston Woods with a best-selling nonfiction eBook from Scholastic on a similar subject. The fiction and nonfiction pairings are designed to strengthen early literacy skills while exposing young learners to real world concepts.
Electronic reference books covering business, history, law, science and more
Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks, and more, 24/7 with your library card. Get the app on Google Play and the Apple App Store.
Engage kids and young students to broaden their educational horizons with reputable, special, authoritative, and age-appropriate digital content that brings them the world in a way they have never seen before. National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, wildlife, culture, geography, archaeology, and space.
Offers thousands of downloadable audiobooks, eBooks, and magazines. Get the app on Google Play and Apple App Store.
Electronic reference books covering business, history, law, science and more.