At-Home Learning Resources
LINKS TO TIPS FOR AT-HOME LEARNING
- Remote Learning Tips for Parents – This helpful webpage presented by the Youth Services Department of Algonquin Public Library in Illinois highlights the importance of establishing routines, seeking support from your child’s teacher, designating workspaces, using schedules and checklists, encouraging movement, seeking social opportunities, knowing what resources are available, providing flexible seating options, allowing for some “fidgeting,” and taking care of yourself as the parent.
- Strategies for Supporting Learning at Home – On its website, the Child Mind Institute provides tips for a variety of age groups.
- How You and Your Kids Can De-Stress During Coronavirus – This page and article by Deborah Farmer Kris is located on the PBS Parents website.
- How to talk to your child about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – 8 tips from Unicef’s for every child webpage, to help comfort and protect children.
EASTERN SHORE PUBLIC LIBRARY ONLINE RESOURCES FOR READING, RESEARCH, and RECREATION
JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD DIGITAL (JLGDIG)
Junior Library Guild Digital is an unlimited collection of ebooks and eAudio for students K-12. The content is refreshed every 30 days so there is always something new to read!
To access JLGDIG on your mobile device, download the JLGDig app for iOS or Android in the Apple app stores or on Google Play.
To use JLGDIG on a computer, <click here>
If you encounter a log in screen, please use the following credentials:
Once logged in, you can use the filter to the upper right hand of the search bar to control grade levels, fiction, non-fiction, audio and ebook versions.
Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more.
To log into Libby, you’ll need your library card number and a PIN. Need help with your PIN? Please call 757-787-3400 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You may check out 5 items at a time, and checked out items are available for a 14 day lending period. All items are automatically returned at the end of the lending period.
If you are reading on an older device or a Fire tablet, or require the use of a screen reader, you can enjoy our digital collection using the classic OverDrive app. If using a computer, you may also choose to discover titles using our library catalog, ShoreCat.
Visit NoveList K-8 Plus and NoveList Plus for reading recommendations on fiction and nonfiction books. NoveList service is funded by the Library of Virginia and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
EBSCO eBooks K-8 collection – electronic books for children in kindergarten to eighth grade
EBSCO eBooks High School collection – electronic books for teens in ninth to 12th grade
EBSCO eBooks Cricket Media collection – electronic books for children and adults
EBSCO eBooks History collection – Discover the past with EBSCO’s most complete full-text history database.
Read It! on Read It! Interface – Practice Reading Skills. Read It!™ was created for anyone who has a basic foundation in English grammar and reading skills. It is a place to find reading material about many subjects. Articles are short, and written to support your reading skills as you learn about topics in English that you need for school and everyday life.
MasterFILE Complete on EBSCOhost – Your go-to research database for magazines, journals, reference books, primary source documents, images, and videos covering a variety of subjects.
Explora Public Libraries searches eBooks, Read It! and MasterFILE Complete on Explora Interface – Let your research take flight with Explora™, the place to find information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects. You’ll find magazine articles, book chapters, biographies, primary source documents, images, videos, and more.
Ebscohost is funded by the Library of Virginia and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Gale in Context: Elementary – Content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. this database provides a safe place for students to find answers to their questions, practice research skills, and explore interests inside and outside the classroom. It also gives teachers access to digital resources that can supplement and enhance instruction. Gale in Context – Elemenatary is funded by the Library of Virginia and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep – Learn about careers, receive personalized career recommendations, create resumes and cover letters, search for jobs, explore schools and training programs, and get advice to help find a job or advance your career. This service is funded in part by the Library of Virginia and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Rocket Languages – Get access to online and app-based language courses designed to get you using your new language quickly, correctly, and confidently. Everything you need, all in one package. This service is funded in part by the Library of Virginia and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Early World of Learning – World Book Online’s early childhood digital resource, is a child’s first encyclopedia, eBook, and introduction to core early concepts. With read-aloud across all functions, the 60 stories in “World of Reading” and “Trek’s Travels” tie learning together through videos, games, and printable activities. Twelve stories are available in both Spanish and English, and the worksheets also offer written instructions in Spanish. Classic songs, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales complete the program and are often included in the lesson plan for each story. This service is funded by the Library of Virginia and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Universal Class – More than 500 online courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build a deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. Patrons may take multiple classes and learn at their own pace.
From technical courses on computer software to digital photography to babysitting 101, a huge range of topics is available. Universal Class offers courses in Exercise and Fitness, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Music, Home and Garden Care, Cooking, Computers and Technology, Health and Medicine, Homeschooling, Job Assistance, Law and Legal, Parenting and Family, Pet and Animal Care, plus hundreds more. This service is funded by the Library of Virginia and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.