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Do you need more information about an illness or medication? Ask a Health Librarian. Geisinger Medical Center’s Community Health Librarian will mail or e-mail you personalized, up-to-date health information. All requests are confidential and the service is free of charge. The information is not intended to replace talking with your doctor or as a diagnosis.

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College Board

College Board.com : register for the SAT’s, Get connected to your college. Find official college planning and preparation tools to help you succeed. Visit the College Board website – your inside source. See Kahn Academy below for video SAT preparation help free of charge.

Kahn Academy

Kahn Academy
Is a not-for-profit with the goal of providing a free world-class education to anyone, anywhere.

All of the site’s resources are available to anyone, completely free of charge. Their library of over 3,600 videos covers math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with videos on finance, history and SAT preparation. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially designed for viewing on the computer.

All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
How the  Kahn Academy works.

GCF Learn Free

GCF LearnFree.org 
GCFLearnFree.org® creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. By delivering over 750 different lessons to millions of people in over 200 countries and territories ABSOLUTELY FREE, GCFLearnFree.org is a worldwide leader in online education.

Educational Portal

Education Portal has launched some exciting new programs to help students learn more efficiently, earn their degrees on time and save money on their education. Take free online courses packed with fun & engaging video lessons.

How it Works: No registration or login needed. Watch fun & engaging lessons taught by world-class educators. When ready, pass an exam and earn real college credit (optional) that is accepted by 2,900 colleges. Learn how simple it is.

900 free online educational videos at Educational Portal : The collection of free online video resources cover 21 different course topics from English literature to calculus to macroeconomics . The 5-10 minute videos are taught by subject matter experts and designed to make even the most complex topics easy and accessible. Catalog of all courses


Free online Algebra and Geometry video instruction on

  • Pre-Algebra (Essential Math Skills)
    (Finding prime factorization, identifying fractions from a shaded region, finding smallest common denominators, converting decimals to fractions, converting fractions to decimals, adding and subtracting decimals, order of operations, finding least common multiples, and more)
  • Algebra 1
    (Basic graphic skills, Solving one – step equations algebraically, Understanding Solving Equations, Finding x- and y- intercept,  Solving % word problems, Indirect variation, and more)
  • Algebra 2
    (Find the solution of systems of linear equations by graphing, Find the solution of systems of linear equations using matrices, Introduction to Conic Sections, Identifying a parabola, Evaluating logarithms, Operations with logarithms, Solving equations involving absolute value, and more)
  • Geometry
    (Finding the distance between two points, Pythagorean Theorem, Line relationships – parallel, perpendicular, and skew,  Vertical and Alternate angles, Consecutive Angles, Applications of linear and angular relationships, Perimeter and Circumference, and more)

This is a commercial site that charges for online tutoring but the above link will take you to  videos you can watch for no charge. You don’t need to register to watch the free videos.

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Login to Mango Languages using (PL3142 followed by the last 7 digits of your library card). Try Mango Languages Today

You can download hundreds of audio books and listen on your computer or transfer books to a portable device, like an iPod, iphone or MP3 player. You can also download thousands of e-books. Read the latest best sellers, fiction, and nonfiction on your e-reader or mobile device including Kindle, iphone, iPad and more. Try it, it’s easy! It’s free! (Login in using your library card number. Don’t enter any spaces. )

Teen Paranormal Club

Teen Paranormal ClubMission Statement

The Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library Teen Paranormal Club is a safe teen environment where we can be ourselves and together have the freedom to explore the paranormal field.

Vision Statement

The Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library and Spirit Reachers, LLC believe that in order to have trained and educated paranormal groups in our future, we need to start now with our interested youth. Our teen paranormal investigators include young men and women between the ages of 12 and 17. These teens meet on a monthly basis to learn about the fundamentals of paranormal investigating. Our teens are taught to respect themselves, their team, the paranormal field, and the spirits above all else.

Have YOU had questions about paranormal activity but were afraid to ask?  Wondered if local spirits may be active in the library or surrounding areas?  Been curious about how to become a paranormal investigator?  Come to a meeting! The Teen Paranormal Club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library in Northumberland. The club is free to join. Check our calendar for dates and time.

If you or your child is interested in joining our team, please call the library at 570-473-8201 or Victoria (Spirit Reachers) at 570-975-5951.