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Mango Languages – Who’s up for learning Scottish Gaelic? Yiddish? Persian, Pirate, or Punjabi? Or the old standbys – French, Spanish, Italian, German…
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 Online – Another 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.
Here’s a link to instructions on how to use Libby.
AUDIBLE STORIES – an Amazon company, is a good resource for audio books. Free for a limited time. The Audible app is not free so you might not be able to access all Audible books.
The Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library, a collection of nearly 1.5 million books that supports emergency remote teaching while schools and libraries are closed.
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 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.
UNITED STATES CENSUS 2020
You Count! Shape Your Future Here! It’s quick and easy. The 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete. Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services.
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.
STAY HOME, STAY HEALTHY, STAY ACTIVE
The gym is closed so here’s Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Stay at Home Workout.
21-Day Meditation Seminar – with Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra.
Covid-19 Resources – from the NFFCMH, this collection of resources includes videos, toolkits, activities to use at home and more to support parents and caregivers and their children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
HAVE FUN! FIND YOUR INNER ARTIST OR GO ON A SCAVENGER HUNT
100 Things To Do Before You’re 12 – from Generation Wild.
Scavenger Hunts courtesy the Buena Vista Library:
FREE UNIVERSITY CLASSES
The Science of Well-Being – Yale University is offering a free course to the general public. Half a million people have enrolled for free in one of Yale’s most challenging and fulfilling courses.
Fighting COVID-19 with Epidemiology – This free course from Johns Hopkins University explores how scientists identify and measure outbreaks like COVID-19.
NASA LEARNING RESOURCES
What’s Up? Skywatching Tips from NASA – What’s Up for April? The Seven Sisters meet the evening star, Mars continues its getaway, and unpacking the Moon illusion. Download the Night Sky app as a companion resource.
Astronomy Picture of the Day – Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
NASA Materials for the Classroom – The NASA Office of STEM Engagement works collaboratively with NASA’s mission directorates to promote education as an integral component of every major NASA research and development mission. These efforts result in innovative and informative educational materials that engage student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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.