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:
Whether you need help with a research project, you’re unsure how to borrow an e-book, or you just want a recommendation for a great book, we can help. Please reach out anytime. We miss seeing you.

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