Daly City/Pacifica Libraries Although the libraries are closed, staff still works. Students can check out material online using their library cards. To get temporary cards, follow the links below:
- Pacifica Libraries: https://smcl.org/
- Daly City Libraries: www.dalycity.org/library
To apply for a new library card, fill out the form at this link: https://catalog.plsinfo.org/selfreg~S3. If you don’t already have a library card, you can apply for a number at this link: https://catalog.plsinfo.org/selfreg~S3. If you have questions or need assistance with your Daly City Public Library account or with accessing online resources, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Library Resources compiled by Daly City Libraries
Early Childhood Literacy and Learning
ABCMouse (for children ages 2 to 8) is a colorful interactive learning resource with curriculum covering reading, phonics, sight words, math, art geography, music, and much more. Lessons and activities are available in Spanish as well. Lessons are tailored to specific ages and feature an adorable mouse and his friends. You can check out an ABCMouse license for four weeks with your library card. Go to https://www.abcmouse.com/checkout to set up your account (choose your library from the list). Please note that if you would like to use the app on a phone or tablet, you need to first set up your account via the web link. Integrated parent/caregiver tools let you measure and track your child’s progress.
Research Tools to Feed Your Child’s Curiosity and for School Reports
TeachingBooks offers a set of resources for children's and young adult books and their authors and illustrators to engage children and teens the includes short movies, audio book readings, book discussion guides, and more. Students and parents can access six TeachingBooks databases courtesy of the California State Library:
Book Guides and Lesson Plans
Booklists: Build Your Own
Literature-Based Vocabulary Lists
Meet-the-Author Movies & More
Resources for Award-Winning Books
Biography Reference Bank offers the in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index, and the specialist content of Junior Authors & Illustrators.
Biography Reference Center provides thousands of reliable full-text biographies, including the complete full text of Biography Today and Biography, plus narrative biographies not available in other databases.
History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.
Literary Reference Center Plus provides the most relevant information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
MAS Complete is a full-text database providing hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such as art, history, sports, and music, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps, and flags.
Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.
Newspaper Source Plus provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national, international, and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks.
Points of View Reference Center provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.
Primary Search is a full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, including endangered species, famous musicians, fitness and space exploration.
Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books, and a vast collection of images
TOPICSearch explores current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom.
Overdrive for Kids is a special collection of fiction and nonfiction eBooks for kids.
Overdrive for Teens is a special collection of eBooks for young adults.
RBdigital eMagazines offers complete digital editions of over 200 magazines, including National Geographic, Newsweek, Smithsonian, Highlights, Cricket, Cobblestone and American Girl. Check out as many magazines as you want; once you download the title, it stays on your device until you delete it.
Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform that offers viewers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries. Kanopy Kids is a collection of movies and shows for kids available in public libraries only.
Here are some great reading suggestions and a note from Dr. Deloria, Superintendent:
"Now is a great time to fall in love again with reading! Many student read voraciously until high school. My own children read less in high school in order to meet the study/homework demands. Here are two great free options to access good books on your device:
Amazon: If you have an Amazon Prime account, there is a large number of ebooks that can be checked out for free. Search for “Prime Reading.”
I want to recommend the following books:
Harry Potter Series Even if you read these books before, they are great to read again. The adventures of Harry Potter, the Boy Who Lived, and his wand-wielding friends at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry, Ron and Hermione must master their craft and battle the machinations of the evil wizard Voldemort and his Death Eaters.
The Hunger Games Series In the ruins of a future North America, a young girl is picked to leave her impoverished district and travel to the decadent Capitol for a battle to the death in the savage Hunger Games. But for Katniss Everdeen, winning the Games only puts her deeper in danger as the strict social order of Panem begins to unravel.
The Fault in Our Stars Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few more years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at the Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
The Giver Series Did you know there is more than one book? Read them all! In the future, society has eliminated discord, converting everyone to "Sameness." In three linked stories, Jonas, destined to hold memories of the time before Sameness; Kira, an orphan with a twisted leg; and healer Matty must discover the truth about their society and restore emotion, meaning and balance to their world."