PCLibraries From Home

Hello Community Neighbours,

As you may or may not know, Parkland County Libraries are still "open for business". Most of our programs are now online and many of our services are available by telephone or in a digital format. Of the 33 FREE eResources that are accessible with your library card, the following are particularly relevant now:

Homeschooling and Continuing Education Help

  • Pre-School and Kindergarten TumbleBooks and TumbleMath: Animated characters bring books alive to engage new readers in early literacy and all math stories are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans, educational games, plus quizzes in order to test and track progress.
  • Pre-School - Grade 4 Early World of Learning: Narrated stories, interactive games, leveled reading practice and visual encyclopedia.
  • Grades 3 - 8 TumbleBookCloud Junior: Early reader chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audio books and new National Geographic videos.
  • Grades 3 - 12 Solaro: Study help for Mathematics, English Language Arts and Science for grades 3 to 12 that follows the Alberta curriculum and contains thousands of practice questions and core concept sessions. 
  • Grades 5 - 12 and Secondary Education Alberta Research Portal: Access to 69 unique primary source collections (including monographs, newspapers, poetry and more)and extensive resources related to First Nations and Indigenous peoples, the Archives of Human Sexuality and Gender, Associated Press, the Smithsonian, and more.
  • Grades 6 - 12 TeenbookCloud: eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, enhanced novels, National Geographic videos, and educator resources that do require downloads, so no waiting.
  • Pre-School - Secondary and Lifelong Learning Pronunciator: Language learning with live tutors, movies, music with lyrics, pronunciation analysis, quizzes, and more! Plus free apps for Android, Apple, and Kindle Fire devices.
  • Grade 10 - Secondary and Lifelong Learning Lynda Online learning courses covering a variety of topics including popular software, business skills, communication, management and more.

Self-Isolation and Quarantine Resources

  • More than just Netflix Hoopla: Downloadable movies, music, television shows, audiobooks, eBooks and comic books to keep you and your loved ones entertained and amused (and possible quiet!)
  • More than just Skip the Dishes A-Z Food America: More than 2,000 state, regional and ethnic easy-to-follow food and beverage recipes for you try and stay connected by posting photos and reviews of your creations on SGPL's Facebook page
  • More than just the Food Network A-Z World Food: Explore food culture information, including dining etiquette, food trivia, ingredient articles, and world beer reviews and then share what you learn at your next virtual meeting, in your group chats, or with us as trivia challenges and Did You Know games 
  • More than just Air Miles A-Z World Travel and Global Road Warrior: Plan a virtual vacation while accessing exclusive tourist and culture information, photos and maps on more than 200 of the top travel destinations in North America and around the globe--you and your loved ones can then bring that country into your home with books, movies, music, food, and more using the previously listed links.
  • More than just DNA kits Ancestry: Use this genealogy database that provides access to hundreds of millions of records to finally research your family's heritage and possibly connect with relatives around the world (or right next door!) you did not know you had.
  • More than just books What would a library be without access to its books? A digital library with online access to hundreds of thousands of titles including new-releases, magazine, best-sellers, newspapers, classics, and more; create a virtual reading club or current events conversation circle using the following:
  • More than just a catalogue If you are looking for your next favorite book, movie, or audiobooks, we can help! No matter what your taste or reading level, Novelist or Novelist K-8 can help you find exactly what your looking for. Or click on the "Made to order" tab on our website and your local librarian will curate a list just for you. 

If you do not have a library card yet, just click here to register--it takes only moments.