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
HelpNow: Seven days a week from 2 pm to 11 pm for live, certified educator assistance for homework, research, and writing in all subjects for grades K-college. Access begins 9/1/21.
A family activity calendar with new suggestions every day for stories, songs, activities, and games!
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.
The Just for Kids Streaming Video Collection includes clips from thousands of fun and informative video and audio titles on topics including music and arts, animals, sports and hobbies, math and science, history, reading, and much more, plus hundreds of educational interactives—kid-safe, ad-free, and perfect for children’s programs.
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 (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/.
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 using a computer, you may also choose to discover titles using our library catalog, ShoreCat.
If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit https://help.overdrive.com.
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.
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.
In addition to the full collection of eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines we currently offer in Libby, Universal Class is now included in the app as well!.
Universal Class brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs).
Tap Extras on our library’s homepage in the Libby app to access Universal Class.
New to Libby?
For those who have not yet tried the Libby app, all you need to get started is your library card number and a PIN. The Libby app is easy to use and will guide you through the setup process and get you connected to our library in just a few minutes. You can find in-app support or visit the Help site for assistance.