We are working hard to get our storytimes and other programming up and running online. In the meantime, we have compiled a list of resources, broken down into categories, that may be helpful to you during this difficult time. Whether it be learning and teaching at home resources, activities to do at home, or just something to bring a smile to your face and uplift your spirits, we hope you can find something in this list to help get you through.
Online storytimes and programs will start March 30.
eResources – eBooks, eAudio Books & More
Now is the best time to check out all the eResources the Canmore Public Library always has to offer! So much more than just Libby and Cloud Drive, there are many options for kids and teens, as well as learning resources and even how to update your resume! Check out things like TumbleBooks, TumbleMath, TeenBookCloud, Solaro, Flipster, Freegal, Hoopla, World Book Online, Cloud, Cypress Resume and more on our website.
Not sure how to get set up with eResources? Niche Academy will help you learn!
Did you know that while schools are closed, audible is offering FREE streaming of kids books? Amazing!
Online Learning Resources
Free printables to encourage at home learning from Have Fun Teaching.
KiwiCo.com has released 100+ free STEM activities for kids young and old to do at home. They also have some great resources to help kids understand how viruses spread and the science of handwashing and why it works.
Scholastic Learn At Home provides day by day projects for for grades Pre-K - 9, as well as other resources for families and teachers.
Get a free Lightbox Subscription with interactive eBooks for either the K-6 or 6-12 grade levels. (Valid until May 31)
Authors Reading Their Books Online
Author Kate Messner reads one of her new books and shares links to many other authors reading their books and offering art lessons and writing prompts.
CBC compiled a list of videos of Canadian writers reading their books online.
Pete the Cat has Instagram! Check out the “Pete the Cat Club.”
Bonus! Not authors, but a YouTube playlist of Marigold Staff Reading Picture Books:
Huffington Post has also complied a list of Canadian authors and librarians reading books online.
Arts & Crafts:
Rose from Big Horn Library has a wonderful YouTube channel with lots of great kids crafts and some books being read online as well!
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems! Daily videos are being posted and he even encourages kids to email him questions that he will try to answer during his videos.
Dav Pilkey At Home will feature new video content on Friday mornings like how-to-draw demonstrations and read-a-louds by the author himself!
Graphic Novels Online:
DC Comics has launched DC Kids Online, an at-home activity program filled with all sorts of super-powered fun!
Papercutz has launched an E-book Care Package where kids can access some great comic books online.
Virtual Tours to Take Online:
Adventures in Familyhood complied a list of 20 virtual tours you can take online.
Fancy a trip to Hogwarts? The British Library's "Harry Potter: A History of Magic" exhibit is available to explore online!
For the Adults:
The Government of Canada's official webpage with their COVID-19 Economic Response Plan for anyone looking for financial or economical information related to the virus.
Victoria News has made a list of 50 things to try to try and make the most of your time safe at home!
Fitness Blender has some FREE resources to get your body moving!
Forbes Magazine has put together a list of 101+ ideas to keep your kids busy during closures.
Outside Magazine has adapted their online news to emphasize coverage of COVID-19 and how it's altering the outdoor world.
Wakelet has compiled a list of resources to encourage mindfulness.
Four Quick Mindfulness Practices for Coping with Anxiety on Huff Post.
We will keep adding to this page, so check back soon!