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January 15, 2018 at 11:08 am Leave a comment

Back to School? Here’s Homework Help!

The library subscribes to resources that can help you finish your papers and projects quickly and accurately.  There are lots of ways you can access homework help from your home computer.

For biographical information, timelines, atlases, country comparisions and general research, go to Encyclopedia Britannica.  You can even make your own custom charts to compare information.  Log in with your 14-digit library card number.

For newspaper, magazine and journal articles for research papers, try Explora for Public Libraries. Log in with your 14-digit library card number.


If you have to write a paper about a social issue, like abortion, cloning, global warming, or another controversial issue, Issues & Controversies is perfect for you.  Log in with your 14-digit library card number.

If you’re looking for homework help, the latest science news, or hands-on projects and experiments, Science In Context can help!

Of course, that’s just the beginning of what these sites can do.  The library also has links to other great resources, so visit our Research and Databases page to get started.

If you have a great research tool you use at school that you think I should know about, let me know!

January 9, 2018 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment

Libby is a Best App of 2017!

Every year, Google Play selects its best apps in a bunch of different categories. This year, Libby was selected as one of their Best Hidden Gems, apps that are new and building a huge fan base! The library uses Libby to give you access to thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks for free with your Winfield Library card!

Install the app from your device’s app store:


January 2, 2018 at 3:54 pm Leave a comment

Happy Holidays!

Enjoy your break from school everybody! The library will be closed the following days:

  • Saturday, December 23 in observance of Christmas Eve
  • Monday, December 25 for Christmas Day
  • Saturday, December 30 in observance of New Year’s Eve
  • Monday, January 1 for New Year’s Day

December 19, 2017 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

New Books

Born and raised on Moon 2, Leo, Orion, and Libra, are finally old enough and strong enough to endure the dangerous trip to Earth. They’ve been parented by teams of astronauts since birth and have run countless drills to ready themselves for every conceivable difficulty they might face on the flight. But has anything really prepared them for life on terra firma?
My New Crush Gave to Me
Eager for a date to the holiday season “Lover’s Ball,” school newspaper editor Charlie rigs the school’s Secret Santa exchange to woo the boy of her dreams.
Hanne and her siblings flee Norway after her “gift” causes her to commit murder, and on the American frontier Owen, a cowboy, leads them toward their uncle who may help them learn control.
The Afterlife of Holly Chase
After being visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve, Holly Chase chooses not to mend her spoiled ways. Upon her death Holly discovers her selfishness has caused her to work for eternity as a ghost of Christmas past. But this year, everything is about to change.
Turtles All the Way Down
Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a $100,000 reward at stake and her best friend is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

December 5, 2017 at 11:01 am Leave a comment

What’s YOUR Story?

Share Your Story!

We want to hear from teens! Did you meet a friend at a library program? Or earn a good grade with the help of library resources? Maybe you connected with your grandparents or younger siblings over a book or a movie you checked out? Whatever your story is, we want to hear from you! To tell us how the library has impacted your life, email Joy at Please include your name and age, or specify if you’d like your name to be kept anonymous. Remember to follow us on Facebook to see your story and the story of our community. All ages are welcome to share their stories.


November 25, 2017 at 2:21 pm Leave a comment

Happy Thanksgiving!

Remember, the library closes at 6 on Wednesday, and we’ll be closed all day on Thursday for Thanksgiving. We’ll be open our regular hours, 9-5, on Friday and Saturday.


November 21, 2017 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

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