You may be experiencing some cabin fever or be seeking distraction with everything going on in the world. Keep yourself busy with a variety of digital resources from the library.
Kanopy Kids | Kanopy Kids has great choices for your kids to watch, including Arthur, Sesame Street, Ready Jet Go, Wild Kratts, and other PBS shows. You can also learn about historical figures and encourage language learning. Watching items on Kanopy Kids doesn’t take any credits!
hoopla | Find kid appropriate movies, TV shows, eBooks, and audiobooks. Literary adventures await through kid favorites like Percy Jackson, Pete the Cat, Winnie the Pooh, Dork Diaries, and more. Stream up to 10 titles per month with hoopla.
RBDigital | Keep teens reading while they’re not in school with some literary classics like The Hobbit or 1984. If they want to keep their science skills sharp, magazines subscriptions to National Geographic, EARTH Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, and more are available.
OverDrive (Libby) | Choose from our selection of kids books to keep minds active. Browse by subject to find books about coding, reptiles, space, ancient Rome, ancient Egypt, rocket science, the civil rights movement, and more.
Learning Express | Continue to work on critical thinking, math, science, and writing skills outside of the classroom with Learning Express. Appropriate course level work is available for elementary, middle, and high school students.
Pronunciator | Brush up on your language lessons through Pronunciator.
Explora | Find magazine articles for elementary students to practice mathematics, geography, science, history, and much more.
CultureGrams | Explore geography from the comfort of your living room. Find various facts about countries, states, and provinces.
Educational Online Games for Kids | Find a variety of great games from PBS kids, NASA kids, National Geographic kids, and many more.
ProQuest Student Resources | For parents or other caregivers who are using our ProQuest databases such as CultureGrams or SIRS Discoverer to help their children with school work, ProQuest has updated their resource pages with training videos, research topics, and instruction sheets on how to best use these resources.
ProQuest Research Companion is a resource that helps high school students develop the crucial critical thinking and information literacy skills they need to do scholarly research. Free to access through 6/30.
Kanopy | Find popular movies and thought-provoking documentary films from Kanopy. Watch up to 8 films a month.
AudioBookCloud | Access a small collection of audiobooks for free through August 31, 2020.
Open Library | Access nearly 40,000 eBooks from Open Library. Open Library is a partnership with The Internet Archive and participating libraries that have selected digitized books from their collections that are available to be borrowed by one patron at a time from anywhere in the world for free.
OverDrive (Libby) | Read the latest and greatest eBook titles from the literary world.
hoopla | Watch movies, listen to audiobooks, and read eBooks all from the palm of your hand. Stream up to 10 titles per month.
Freegal | Download 8 songs or 2 music videos per month that you keep forever.
RBDigital | Get caught up with your favorite magazines or choose a popular eBook or audiobook.
Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning | Add another thing to your resume! Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning has a ton of courses in business, marketing, development, design, and more to help refine your skills.
Pronunciator | Take this time to learn a new language! Pronunciator has 160 different languages to choose from.
RomanceBookCloud | Read a variety of Romance novels for free through August 31, 2020.
Spokesman-Review Digitized Newspaper | Take a trip into the archive and read any Spokesman-Review from 2010 and beyond online.
Northwest Room Digital Archive | Explore local history and look through photos from Spokane’s past. Things look pretty different now! Take a look for yourself.
Gale Teacher Resources | Gale is offering free access to their teacher resources for parents who need educational support while teaching their children at home.
NewsBank | Find news on any topic from a massive collection of media resources.
Ancestry Library Edition genealogy database is usually only accessible from within a library building, but has extended their remote access through 6/30.
Rosetta Stone language learning is offering our library users free access to their service through 6/30. You will need to enter your library card number.
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