June Events at IPL

The June Calendar is now available. We have programs this month for everyone. June

Highlights include  Let’s Go Native! Peggy Thompson, Master Gardener, will show you native plant options for your landscape on Thursday, June 16 at 6pm.

June is audiobook month! Be sure to check out the back of the calendar, for some recommended audiobook titles.

Get ready, Summer Reading registration is underway!

We offer Summer Reading programs for children in pre-K to 12th grade.

There are two ways to play this year: online or on paper.

Register online by choosing an option below OR drop by the library to register in person.

Read anything you like. Count how many minutes you spend reading, and let us know

either by logging your minutes online or on the paper reading log you received at registration.

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Hoopla! Streaming Music, Video, Audio-books and more!

Hoopla logoHoopla! digital provides library card holders with free access to digital movies, TV shows, audiobooks, music, ebooks, and comics.
To get started, visit hoopladigital.com OR get the Hoopla app on your smart device*.
Create an account, and log-in with your library card.
The lending periods are:
Movies/ TV shows: 3 days
Music: 7 days
ebooks, comics and Audiobooks: 21 days
Got questions? Find answers at the library, or visit hoopladigital.com/support.
* Most devices are supported, to see a list of tested devices click here.

Learn something new today with Universal Class

Irondale Library now offers access to Universal Class.

Patrons have access to over 500 online, non-credit,  continuing education courses.

First time users, must register using their active library card.

To access Universal Class, use the link below:

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Important points:

  • Patrons must be Irondale residents. If you are an Irondale resident and unable to set up an account, please email Librarian@IrondaleLibrary.org.
  • There are a wide range of topics from personal finance to yoga 101
  • A valid email address is required
  • Enroll in up to 5 courses at a time with 6 months to finish each course
  • Courses are available online 24/7
  • Each course has a real instructor who you may communicate with using e-mail
  • It’s Free

Digital Magazines from Zinio

Irondale Library patrons  have unlimited access to complete digital magazines from Zinio!Zinio logo

Each magazine can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library.  Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video.

A few of the popular titles available: Better Homes& Gardens, Us Weekly, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Discover, Cosmopolitan and many more!

To access Irondale Library’s digital magazine collection click here

Please note: You will need to create a new account with our library collection and Zinio.

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The help you need is just a click away

Professional tutors are available online, FREE, for Alabama residents.

This service is made possible by the Alabama Public Library Service.Link to Alabama Homework Help and Tutor.com

One Service- Three areas of help:

  • Student Center
    • Students and adult learners can receive specialized one-to-one tutoring help in the areas of math, science, English, social studies and writing. This service is also available in Spanish. Professional tutors are available online from 3pm – 10pm Sunday through Thursday.
  • Career Center by Tutor.com
    • Receive one-to-one, real-time assistance with your job search. Online tutors are available to help navigate online job sites, complete applications, write/review resumes and cover letters and even practice for an interview.  Career tutors are available online 24/7.
  • Adult Education Center by Tutor.com
    • Going back to school? Preparing for your GED? Taking the Citizenship Test? Get the help you need, real-time tutoring in math, science, English, social studies, writing, GED preparation and citizenship preparation. See how it works before you connect.  http://www.youtube.com/tutordotcom#p/u/0/Nb4EKtQg-XQ. Bi-Lingual Spanish speaking tutors are available 1:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., Central Time.