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 Usa 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.

Home Schooling with Credo Reference help video 

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

Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources

Iowa Workforce Development: Employer Webinar - Unemployment Insurance

Iowa Economic Development



Iowa COVID-19 Information

Cerro Gordo Public Health

Iowa Department of Public Health

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

EPI-WIN: World Health Organization's Information Network for Epidemics - seeks to give people access to timely accurate information from trusted sources.