PVSS Library Blog
Having trouble with complex math? Download the PhotoMath app, take a photo of your math problem and viola, you get the answer AND a step-by-step instructions showing you how to answer correctly. PhotoMath is available for iPhone and Android.
.Participate in Events Online
We have regularly occurring events to join online. Registration may be required for these activities.
Find out more details on our Events Calendar.
Jump to Online Events: Book Clubs | Learn Sign Language | Trivia & Games | Software for Makers
Jump to Ongoing Activities: TinkerCAD Contest | Film Clubs | Arts & Crafts | Games & Gaming
Searching for books in the Library
Scout is a fun, interactive search interface that gets the job done.
Mobile and Desktop Friendly
How to Add a Website Bookmark to Your Home Screen on iPhone and iPadSome websites don't have a dedicated mobile app for accessing their content, but that doesn't mean you can't add bookmarks to favorite websites on your Home screen.
Creating a bookmark on your Home screen lets you use it as a one-tap portal to access specific online content, instead of having to open a browser and then select a bookmark or type in a website's URL address.
When you tap a website bookmark on your Home screen, it opens in Safari on the specific page you selected. If the site you're linking to has a dynamic mobile-friendly layout, accessing it from your Home screen can even become an app-like experience.
What's more, you can create as many website links as you like and arrange them on your iPhone or iPad Home screen, just like you would with regular apps. Here's how it works.
How to Create a Website Link on Your Home Screen
Your new "web app" will appear in the next available space on your device's Home screen. To move it like you would any other app, tap and hold its icon, then tap Edit Home Screen, and you'll be able to drag it to your desired location. When you've placed it where you want it, tap Done.
Okanagan Regional Library eCards
You can apply for a public library eCard online!
It will give access to all their electronic resources, including e-books.
Here's the link to apply:
And here are the answers to FAQ about eCards:
Once you have your eCard, you'll want to explore their collection of eBooks and learn how to download Libby, the app that lets you read on your personal device.
There are instructions and video tutorials about the Libby eReader app here:
Easy peasy! If you get stuck, contact me or call the toll-free eBook Help Line at ORL: 1-855-853-2665
Good luck to everyone on their exams this week! An exam week schedule for the library has been posted on the library door. Remember that the reference room is being used for exams, so if you're using the library for reading, study, or finishing work, please be quiet and respectful of the space for the exam students.
Also, please remember to hand in any overdue books and textbooks you have checked out from the library.
Miss Harisch's Socials 11 class has been working on a semester long inquiry project and today was their presentation day! They used the library to set up their projects which ranged from brochures and essays, to posters and visual presentations. Their general scope was Canada in the 20th century and they chose a specific topic to generate an inquiry question on. They researched a wide range of topics such as artists, LGBT marriage equality, Aboriginal rights, technological advancements, the environment, and minority rights. Great work everyone!