Kids are out of school right now and we want to help encourage at home learning during this time. Here are some free educational resources available online through the Saline County Library.
Overdrive and Libby (Best for: All Ages)
Find books and audiobooks for the whole family on Overdrive. You can read these books on your computer or download them onto a device. Overdrive has everything from picture books to cookbooks available online.
Brainfuse HelpNow and Brainfuse LearnNow (Best for: Grades 3 to Adult)
HelpNow provides live tutoring on a variety of subjects, offering a comprehensive suite of online academic services designed to support many learning needs and styles. ACT and SAT test prep materials available as well.
Mango Languages (Best for: All Ages)
Provides language learning experiences with step by step lesson plans for 71 different languages including Spanish, French, and Pirate.
Freegal (Best for: All Ages)
You can download or stream music from your phone, tablet or computer with Freegal. You can stream music 24 hours a day and download 3 songs a week!
Kanopy (Best for: All Ages)
Kanopy, allows you to stream movies. Kanopy Kids shows popular tv shows, videos, short films and even storytimes. Beginning March 16th, Kanopy Kids will have free unlimited access for 30 days to popular educational content such as Sesame Street, Arthur, and language learning series. Check out our website to learn more about this resource!
Lynda.com (Best for: Ages 10 to adult)
Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn software, technology, business and creative skills. Explore lessons about music, writing, photography, computer skills, and drawing.
Storytimes (Best for: Ages 0 to 8)
Some of your favorite local librarians will be posting videos of storytimes that you can watch from home. Sing songs, listen to stories, and have fun with us! Check out our Facebook and Youtube page to find our storytimes!
Storylineonline.net (Best for: Ages 0-8)
Storyline Online streams videos featuring actors reading children’s books alongside illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Betty White and dozens more.