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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…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 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.
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.
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
100 Things To Do Before You’re 12 – from Generation Wild.
Scavenger Hunts courtesy the Buena Vista Library:
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.