Please take advantage of these online resources to help you navigate the next couple of weeks.
LIBRARY RESOURCES (also found on our Databases page):
RBDigital: downloadable magazines and audio books
BRIDGES: downloadable audio books, ebooks, magazines, and movies
FREEGAL: downloadable music
Transparent Language: language learning software
RomanceBookCloud: a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for adults
Coloring Pages: artists share free coloring pages to help people de-stress while at home
Internet Archive: a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
TumbleBooks: over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes our unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels – a student favorite!
As a way to help during this shutdown, TumbleBooks is allowing free access to all of their databases:
TumbleMath: K- 6 math ebook database
TeenBookCloud: Grade 7 - 12 ebook database
AudioBookCloud: all ages audio book database
ABDO ZOOM: online research for beginning readers: Steam, Biographies, Animals, Animales (Spanish)
Storyline Online: Celebrities reading picture books
Reading Connects Us: a newsletter about virtual learning that is full of links to lessons, things authors are sharing, etc.
Picture Book Read-Alouds: this is made up of authors reading their own work, including a list from the Indianapolis Public Library with over 100 titles, and titles in other languages.
Read, Wonder and Learn: authors sharing lessons and excerpts from their books
Authors Everywhere: a YouTube channel with authors sharing their books and work; will also hopefully host panels and other discussion.
Scholastic's Learn at Home: daily lesson plans that include books from Weston Woods, activities and more
Jarett Learner's activity pages: lots of printouts and activities that encourage creativity and story creation.
Credo : Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research, homework, and other reference needs.
Free eBooks for children: The Child's World has teamed up with Big Timber Media to open up their distance learning collections.
Grow With Google Remote Work Hub
Iowa Workforce Development: Employer Webinar - Unemployment Insurance
EPI-WIN: World Health Organization's Information Network for Epidemics - seeks to give people access to timely accurate information from trusted sources.