Lithgow Library is now offering free electronic resources including Beama Films, a movie and documentary streaming service and Ziptales, an electronic educational and storytelling resource.
The convenience of electronic resources will allow residents to take the Library with them anywhere on their own personal devices.
The new streaming service, Beamafilm is Australia’s premium movie streaming channel for true stories and independent voices.
The catalogue of movies has been carefully curated to include over 500 award-winning documentaries, independent features and festival favourites to delight, inspire and entertain you.
Many of the films can only be found on Beamafilm.
Ziptales is an online literacy website, custom built by digital publishers with a background in teaching.
The Ziptales mission is to make reading fun for all primary age children.
They offer over 550 modules of educational content.
The online resources are broken up into a ‘Preschool’ section for ages three to five, a ‘Developing Literacy’ section for ages five to eight, and an ‘Extending Literacy’ section, for school children years three to six and ages eight to 12.
Ziptales contains a very large ‘library’ of over 300 stories which are all completely original and written by professional authors with a strong interest in education.
It is great to see that in this digital era, Lithgow Library is moving with the times.Ray Thompson
All Ziptales content is aligned to the National Curriculum and is designed for school, home and library use.
Lithgow mayor Ray Thompson said the Lithgow Library is keeping up with the digital era as they introduce these new systems to the community.
“I am also very pleased to see the emphasis on local content which helps us to better understand ourselves and our country,” he said.
You will need to be a member of the library to access the resources, so if you aren’t currently a member residents can drop into any of the branches at Lithgow, Portland or Wallerawang to join.
Membership is free and is open to all residents of the Lithgow Council area.
For more information on the digital sites contact the Lithgow Library on 63529100.