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PINES Library Access for Youth Cards

PINES Library Access for Youth (PLAY) Cards


The Ohoopee Regional Library System is excited about the PLAY cards feature created by PINES. Currently, the Vidalia School System is the only system that have play cards. We are in the process of expanding to the Toombs County School System and will begin the process with the Montgomery County School System soon. 

The PLAY cards allow us to partner with schools to give all students in K-12 grade a library card with access to all the digital resources the library has to offer. In addition, students have the ability to check out up to 5 physical items from the library with no overdue fees. The PLAY card assigned to students will be a number that is familiar to students in some form. 

  • Students will get a public library account based on their student number.
  • Students have access to all library digital resources for free.
  • Students can check out five (5) physical items with no overdue fees and two (2) renewals.
  • Students can use library computers for up to three (3) hours per day. Parents must sign agreement.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

PINES creates a statewide “borderless library” that provides equal access to information for all Georgians. To learn more about the value and benefit of PINES, click here.


Resources Available with the PLAY Card
eBooks K-8 Collection Explora for Middle School
The eBook K-8 Collection contains titles chosen to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools.  Explora for Middle School is EBSCO's interface designed for middle school students. Students can browse topics of interest or search for a topic of their choice. 
eBooks High School Collection eRead Kids
The eBook High School Collection features over 3,300 quality titles supporting students and faculty eRead Kids provides access to 15,000 eBooks and eAudio titles for readers from kindergarten to 4th grade. The collection features awarding winners, bestsellers, old favorites, and new books. Use your Georgia public library card number and PIN to check out books, add titles to your wish list, and place holds for items that are checked out.
Library Learning Express Mango
LearningExpress Library is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Mángo Languages offers access to foreign language (and English) courses taught in the user's native language. Mango teaches vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture, and more than 70 languages are represented including Spanish, Japanese, French, Cantonese Chinese, German, Portuguese, and Korean to name just a few. 
   
   
PLAY CARD FAQ
How does the Student PLAY program work?
PINES-LOGO-768x644PLAY accounts give students free access to Ohoopee Regional Library resources and services. Students also have access to over 11 million items through the PINES lending network.

Students use their student number just like a regular PINES library card.

The program is free and access to public library resources and services is free.

There are no overdue fines. NOTE: Fees will apply for lost or damaged materials.

PINES creates a statewide “borderless library” that provides equal access to information for all Georgians.
How do students check out physical materials?
You may check out up to five (5) physical items at one time from the  library including books and audiobooks. You may also request books from PINES partner libraries across the state through the PINES lending-borrowing network.

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Loan periods: Items can be checked out for fourteen (14) days, with up to two (2) renewals.

Renewals: Renewals can be made in person or online. Items already on hold for another patron cannot be renewed.

Holds: Holds may be placed on books at both the Vidalia and Lyons branches. Holds may not be placed on new books owned by other library systems until after 6 months.

Returns: Materials may be returned to any participating PINES library location.

There are no overdue fines associated with the PLAY card. However, students will not be able to check out additional materials until items are returned and students are responsible for lost or damaged materials.
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Learning Express Library is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, college entrance exam preparation, and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages. You’ll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.

child-1183465_1920-768x510Learning Express Library offers:

• Math and reading diagnostic and practice tests for K-12 students

• Math and reading skills improvement for adults as well as K-12 and college students

• Practice tests for college entrance, including ACT, SAT, AP, TOEFL iBT, CLEP, and more
What online books are available?
There are two (2) free services that ORLS is able to offer. E-Read Kids is a free service that offers over 15,000 eBooks and eAudio books geared towards kids K – 4th grade. Libby is geared towards adults but has young adult selections for students in 6th – 12th grades. See resources above for more online materials.

Get your PINES library card online TODAY!

Did you know you can Register for a FREE PINES library card online

You can go online to the Georgia Public Library Service and click on the Apply For A PINES Library Card button. 

Click here for more information on PINES.