How the library can help Lower Schoolers learn from home
LS Librarian Emily Theobald shares tips and links on how to enjoy reading a variety of books and accessing other resources from home.
By Emily Theobald, LS Librarian
First, we are curating a collection of free online resources from educational tools and online storytimes to just-for-fun activities. There are so many options out there and we have worked hard to find the best ones for you and your family.
You have heard from homeroom teachers about Epic, a children’s digital library with over 30,000 e-books, learning videos, and quizzes. Here is a link to some FAQs about using Epic from home. Please feel free to contact me as well with any problems.
Interested in starting a research project with your kids or need resources for a class project? Our LS LibGuide houses a list of developmentally appropriate databases and other digital materials. This is a great place to start. You will also find here a link to the National Emergency Library. This is a collection of over 1.4 million books that are all available online for free, for the express purpose of supporting students and teachers during remote learning.
Please reach out with any questions or problems accessing or finding materials. All library staff members are available by email and will respond quickly to your message. If you prefer to chat face-to-face, we’ll be happy to hop on a Google Hangout or Zoom call with you.
Finally, we are ready as ever to help you find new books to read. Though our physical books are unavailable right now, there are lots of other options in addition to Epic:
Get a jump on summer reading by signing up for the Nashville Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Challenge. It will be a bit different this year. Read on for details and ideas for the challenge. You do not need to have a library card to participate.