Explore the Library’s Virtual Services

All you need is your library card! Please call 719 539-4826 if you are having difficulties logging on.


 LEARNING

Mango Languages – Who’s up for learning Scottish Gaelic? Yiddish? Persian, Pirate, or Punjabi? Or the old standbys – French, Spanish, Italian, German…Studies show learning a second language boosts brain power and improves memory.

Universal Class – From English composition, Algebra, American Government and Accounting courses to Lifetime Wellness, Anger Management, & Chakra Clearing, Universal Class has it all.

Creative Bug – Thousands of online art and craft classes online. Learn jewelry making, bookbinding, fabric design, quilting and sewing, ceramics and painting, and so much more. There’s even a special section for kids crafts and holiday decorating.

NuWav Legal Documents – Legal documents made easy: create a professional document in three simple steps.

ancestry.com  – For a limited time only, ancestry library edition is available outside of the library.

Britannica – Login is case sensitive! Capitalize the first letter of your library barcode!
The Encyclopædia Britannica (Latin for “British Encyclopaedia”) is a general knowledge English-language encyclopedia. It is written by about 100 full-time editors and more than 4,000 contributors, including 110 Nobel Prize winners and five American presidents.

World Book OnlineAnother great encyclopedia for research! The id is wbsupport and the password is distancelearn.

Morningstar Investment Research Center – includes companies, funds, market trends, and help with your portfolio.



K-12 LEARNING RESOURCES

Colorado Classroom: Read with Me at Home – Rocky Mountain Public Media in partnership with the Office of the Governor, the Colorado Department of Education, and the Colorado Education Initiative, are providing K-3 learners, their families, and caregivers with direct-to-home remote literacy learning on broadcast and online.

Khan Academy – Free online courses, lessons, & practice.

Breakout EDU Fun @ Home – Try these challenging, immersive learning games at home.

Starfall Education – for the younger set, K-3: games, movies, & books.

Scholastic Learn at Home – Day-by-Day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

Reading Rockets – a launch site for young readers. Free for a limited time.

31 Days of Outdoor Activities for Toddlers

Architectural Challenges for Kids



KANOPY STREAMING CINEMA

Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more. All you need is your library card!



 OVERDRIVE DIGITAL LIBRARY

Check out library eBooks and eAudiobooks digitally. Download the Libby by Overdrive or the Overdrive app to access.

Here’s a link to instructions on how to use Libby.



SALIDA LIBRARY’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL



ONLINE SUBSCRIPTIONS TO NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES

EbscoHost’s database of online magazines and newspapers.

The New York Times – you will need to create a free account in order to access.

The Wall Street Journal – you will need to create a free account in order to access.

Magazines at Overdrive – a selection from the Marmot Library Network.

The Seasoned Times – geared towards baby boomers and seniors, this site offers games, puzzles, and more.



 STORY TIME WITH FAMOUS PEOPLE

Good Night with Dolly – American treasure Dolly Parton reads us to sleep every Thursday.

Storyline Online

Storytime with Ryan & Craig

The Cosy Chair

Storytime from Space



ONLINE TOURS & LIVE CAMS

Virtual Field Trips – includes live cams at Monterey Aquarium, the San Diego Zoo, and the Smithsonian National Zoo AND tours of the Louvre and the Guggenheim!

Best Museums in Dubai – explore the history of Dubai with a look at eleven of their local museums.



HAVE FUN! FIND YOUR INNER ARTIST OR GO ON A SCAVENGER HUNT

Foster + Partners shares architecture challenges for kids

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Art for Kids Hub

100 Things To Do Before You’re 12 – from Generation Wild.

Scavenger Hunts courtesy the Buena Vista Library:

Bauhaus worksheet: Illusion of Movement



  MORE LINKS FOR LEARNING

Buena Vista Library – Online Resources for Families.

Colorado State Library – This set of links was compiled by the Colorado State Library for use by other libraries and their patrons during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Open Culture – This free site scours the web for the best educational media. Free courses, audio books, language lessons & educational videos, and plenty of enlightenment in between.


 

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