It is hard to believe that we are beginning to close out a school year which has tested our entire community to a degree that I never believed was imaginable. Obviously, the closing of schools and moving to a distance learning platform has been a learning experience for everyone involved. Over the last twelve weeks Rolling Hills has remained focused on providing rewarding and successful learning experiences for everyone; and our outstanding instructional staff has provided many meaningful learning experiences and activities for your children.
We would like to thank the Rolling Hills SCA for all their continued support and help in providing our students with the resources for a summer reading program. We would also like to extend a big THANK YOU to our parents/guardians. Your support and encouragement have been invaluable to our student’s educational success and growth during these very difficult times.
As we move into the summer, I would like to bring to your attention a very valuable; but often under-utilized summer resource, the Sussex County Library. http://sussexcountylibrary.org
Free Online Resources
There is a wide variety of free, online resources you can access from home while the library is closed. Many are open access, but some require a library card (apply online!)
eBooks and eAudiobooks
- Capstone Interactive eBooks – Unlimited access to interactive eBooks for kids in Pre-K through 9th grade, including crafting books! Username: njtrial20 Password: njtrial20
- cloudLibrary – Read thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks on your mobile device or computer.
- EBSCO eBooks – Includes eBooks for all grade levels, from Kindergarten through college. Search for a book and download a PDF version.
- hoopla Digital – Instant access to ebooks, audiobooks, comics, graphic novels, kids books and more!
- TumbleBooks – Includes unlimited and unrestricted access to TumbleBooks Classic, TumbleMath, TeenBookCloud, & AudioBookCloud.
- RBdigital Classic Audiobooks – Hundreds of classics available on your mobile device or computer.
Infobase Video on Demand
Streaming service provided by InfoBase. Available until 6/30/2020. Username: sussexcolib and Password: newton
Fun From Home
- Stay Home and Play! – A robust list of fun things to do from home, curated by our Adult Services Department. Games, Crafts, Podcasts & More!
Don’t have a library card?
If you don’t have a library card, you can apply for one online! The County Library continues to be an excellent resource for books, movies, music and as the “eLibrary” is open 24/7!
Finally, as many of you are aware we are moving into the summer months with many unanswered questions regarding what a potential return to a new normal might look like in September. There are still many unknowns and many discussions/planning meetings taking place. However, I would still like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and healthy summer. I also hope you will find time to relax and recharge with family and friends .