Learning at Home

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Hoopla offers online and mobile access to thousands of movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks and comics. With Hoopla, patrons can borrow, instantly stream, and download content. COVID-19 related Bonus Borrows are free and have no checkout limit.

Kids InfoBits is a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

Britannica Online for children and young adults includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Britannica Student Encyclopedia Britannica Elementary Encyclopaedia, the Concise Britannica; the Internet Guide; the Video Guide; the World Atlas, The Year in Review and the Timeline Browse.

Universalis Junior is the French version of Britannica’s Student Encyclopedia, covering subjects studied in school as well as topics of interest to children: historical figures and events, famous individuals and fictional heroes, cities and countries, plants and animals, people and cultures, science and technology, sports, and more.

Universalis Junior est une encyclopédie pour les jeunes lecteurs du primaire et du collège composée de 10 volumes (9 volumes encyclopédiques et 1 volume d'index) associés à un site internet.

eLibrary Canada is an easy-to-use online general reference database for Canadian K-12 schools and public libraries.

TumbleBookLibrary offers animated, talking picture books that teach the joy of reading. Kids can choose to read the eBooks or have TumbleBooks read them out loud.

Other Fun Learning Opportunities Online

Zoos, authors, artists, and others have made available online resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some of our favorites!

Elmwood Park Zoo offers 'Zoo School Live' videos and activities. Learn about animals at the zoo. Each video includes an activity to complete after watching.

How to Toon with cartoonist Joe Wos. Enjoy free live drawing lessons Monday - Friday at 11am CST.

Dav Pilkey at Home by the author and illustrator of Dog Man and Captain Underpants, is posting weekly activities.

Storytime from Space are stories read by real astronauts from the International Space Station.

America's Test Kitchen has created the Kitchen Classroom with weekly recipes, hand-on activities, experiments and quizzes to tackle together.

Storyline Online is a free resource for remote learning during COVID-19.