What is the STAR Program?
Tazewell County Public Schools and the Tazewell County Public Library are partnering to support students’ ongoing education. We share the belief that a love of books and learning is a strong foundation for student success and we are working together to provide every Tazewell County student access to digital books and resources found at their public library.
All Tazewell County Public School students will automatically be registered to be able to borrow public library digital books and resources. We are calling this initiative STAR (Students and Teachers Access Resources).
Frequently Asked Questions
Selected Student Resources
Libby: Libby is an app that, with a TCPL library card, offers over 7600 ebooks and over 4700 audiobooks. These are all current, popular materials, and the app is extremely easy to use! It can also be accessed from a computer. Be sure to check out Kids Libby.
Brainfuse HelpNow: Get free online tutoring with your library card from the hours of 2pm – 11pm for K – 12th grade. Students can even get assistance filling out FAFSA applications.
Explora Public Libraries: These are useful resources for conducting research and/or recreational reading. The library has access to over 40,000 educational books, in addition to academic journals and news articles.
Gale Elementary: A great resource for students in elementary and middle school as they search for useful content for papers and projects. Easy to use with lots of pictures.
Transparent Language: With unlimited access to more than 110 languages, including English for speakers of over 30 languages, Transparent Language Online has lessons that build listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
Universal Class: Through Universal Class, users have access to over 500 courses available for audit or credit. This is a great resource for teens and/or adults to learn new skills, and for professionals to earn continuing education credits.
STEM Kits: Tazewell County Public Library has a selection of STEM Kits that are available to check out to Tazewell County Public School teachers.