fREE RESOURCES FOR everyone DURING CLOSURE
During the Health Emergency closure period many organizations are providing libraries and their patrons with access to free resources from home. Due to the overwhelming number of organizations providing these resources we are collecting them in one place. Resources will be added as they are provided to us. Check back frequently for new resources.
Virtual Zoo Visits
Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden: Home Safari Resources - http://cincinnatizoo.org/home-safari-resources/?fbclid=IwAR0wAQ5LNIOr5IBFN_fBBCh_u1yxfA_dfBjX-Fno4eqc8EIzMuN7YD1GvhY
The Monterey Bay Aquarium: Live Web Cams - https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams
The National Aquarium: https://www.aqua.org/Experience/live
Google Arts & Culture teamed up with five national parks across the country to provide video tours led by rangers. From glaciers in Alaska to volcanoes in Hawaii, the tours will take you on incredible journeys. Visit here: https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/parks
On Google Arts & Culture, you can take a virtual tour of thousands of museums around the world. partnered with more than 2,500 museums and galleries, some of which include the Musem of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Musem of Art, and London's National Gallery. Access them here: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en
The Louvre is featuring its own online tours.
Free TumbleBooks’ Access
Tumblebooks is providing access to 5 different databases. TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! Your patrons can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.
Your access will continue until August 31, 2020.
www.TumbleBookLibrary.com - K-6 children's ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books
www.TumbleMath.com - K-6 math ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
www.TeenBookCloud.com - gr 7-12 ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
www.AudioBookCloud.com - all ages audio book database
Direct Link: https://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
www.RomanceBookCloud.com - a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Direct Link: https://www.romancebookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Free Educational Apps and Resources
Here is a great article from Good Housekeeping that has curated a large list of Apps and other educational materials for parents during the school closures.
ABDO Digital Bookshelf
ABDO wants to ensure that readers everywhere continue to have the opportunity to learn and grow during this unprecedented event. Our digital products are available for free now through June 2020. User names and passwords are available in the image to the right.
Virtual Field Trip Apps and Websites
We know in person field trips have been put on hold, but how about a virtual tour of some remote location? Here is a list of virtual Field Trip Apps and Websites for you and your families to explore.
Scholastic Learn at Home
Regardless of your virtual learning plans, preparing instructional content for weeks away from school can be daunting. To support you, we’ve created the Scholastic Learn at Home website. This free resource provides all students with 20* days’ worth of learning journeys that span the content areas so you can keep your students academically active while your buildings are closed.
The site supports students with approximately three hours of learning opportunities per day, including projects, articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges, and more. These daily learning opportunities were carefully curated by our editors to reduce the burden on teachers and families needing to create meaningful learning experiences.
The Scholastic Learn at Home website does not require a username or password and is open freely to all, on any device. They are designed to limit the need for printing and allow students to learn independently or with their families.
www.scholastic.com/learnathome - Keeping Kids Reading, Thinking, and Growing