We are excited to offer special access to additional electronic resources in response to school closures and stay-at-home orders in our community. Please keep in mind that some of these resources are offered for a limited time only.
Our librarians have compiled a Google Doc with a list of child-appropriate resources for virtual learning. Feel free to download, print and share!
We are excited to announce that Ancestry Library Edition, a massive collection of digital genealogy records that is usually only available on-site at the library, is now available to registered library users from home!
To access Ancestry Library Edition:
1. Go to https://bit.ly/2xLkvLh
2. Enter your full library card number and PIN number (by default your PIN is the last 4-digits of your phone number). Harnett County School students can enter their Student ID number in the barcode field, and the last 4-digits of their Student ID in the PIN field. Click "Go."
3. Wait for the page to reroute to Ancestry Library Edition, and click "Begin Searching" to get started!
Ancestry Library Edition gives you access to thousands of historical records, including:
- Census Records
- Birth, Marriage and Death Records
- Immigration Records
- Military Records
- City Directories
NCLearn@Home (www.ncdcr.gov/things-do/nclearnhome) is a new website designed to gather online content and educational resources into one place for teachers, students, parents, and anyone needing enriching experiences, regardless of their location.
Here you’ll find lesson plans, educator resources, State Library and State Archives collections, and virtual assistance from state librarians and educators, as well as offerings from our state’s natural and cultural institutions.
Virtually visit the North Carolina Zoo, aquariums, a state park or state historic site through an NC360 tour.
Listen to podcasts on history, art and nature; watch concert videos from some amazing North Carolina artists; watch educational and fun Livestream presentations; virtually tour museum exhibits; or watch past concerts from the North Carolina Symphony.
From the art museum to the zoo, each part of our department has fun, educational and amazing online content to share.
“Now more than ever, during this time of uncertainty, and when we have to be more physically separated from one another, it’s important that we are able to connect with art, culture, history and nature in a tangible and meaningful way,” said Susi Hamilton, secretary of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. “Until we’re able to welcome visitors back to our museums, historic sites, zoo, aquariums and other North Carolina cultural institutions, we hope that these resources will help keep North Carolinians informed, engaged and entertained.”
Find DNCR’s online resources at www.ncdcr.gov/things-do/nclearnhome or via social media with #NCLearnAtHome.