Resources to make your stay at home educational and enjoyable
This is a list of on-line resources available to everyone while we are restricted from our normal routines. I believe they are all free. If you know of any please send the links to us through the Library’s messenger on Facebook.
Through the LPL
- Camellia Net: See this note on how to sign in and search. Feel free to cal the library if you have any questions or need help
- Mango Languages: Take this time to start learning a new language.
- TumbleBooks: The LPL’s TumbleBookLibrary subscription includes unlimited and unrestricted access from the comfort and safety of home, 24/7. If you use the app (found at the Play and Apple store’s) you will need to use the username luvernepl and the password libra. To navigate through the applications see here for a tutorial.
- Homework Alabama is now offering extended hours for additional tutoring assistance for students at home during the COVID-19 crisis. The online tutoring program's hours have been extended to 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily through May 31.
- Alabama Virtual Library: If you do not already have an account please contact the LPL and we will create one for you.
- EBSCO Learning Express: Find Tests, Tutorials, and eBooks for ACT, SAT, and ASVAB
- Library Spot: Find the best library and reference resources at LibrarySpot.com, including top dictionaries, encyclopedias, newspapers, maps, quotations and much more.
- BSW Education Consulting: Free Test Prep & College Admissions Guides
Crenshaw County 4-H
- Here are 450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free
- How to talk to your kids about the Coronavirus
- Food Depot/Superfoods online shopping and curbside pickup
- 10 Historic Homes You Can Virtually Tour
- Online AA Meetings During COVID-19
Ancestry.com: In light of concerns about COVID-19 and the closure of many libraries around the state, Ancestry and ProQuest are offering temporary at-home access to Ancestry Library Edition for Alabama residents. Please note that at-home access is available on an temporary basis. Until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Once they have you can come by the library for free access until the end of this year. From-home access is still available to Alabamians. You must go through an APLS secure page before proceeding to Ancestry Library Edition. You can contact APLS reference staff at email@example.com for the login credentials. Use ALE Access as the subject of your email to receive the credentials promptly. Alternatively, you can message the LPL privately via social media or email to request the login credentials. The password you are give will only work on APLS’ secure site; it is not a password to Ancestry itself.
- Paris Museums Put 100,000 Images Online for Unrestricted Public Use: Paris Musées, a collection of 14 museums in Paris have recently made high-res digital copies of 100,000 artworks freely available to the public on their collections website. Artists with works in the archive include Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso, Cézanne, and thousands of others.
- Over 30 virtual field trips with links
- You Can Virtually Tour A Whole Bunch Of National Parks From Your Couch
- Virtual Farm Tours: Three age categories are available: 4 - 9, 10 - 13, high school
- 20 Virtual Field Trips (via Crenshaw County 4-H): Virtual field trips are a great way to expose kids to new places all from the comfort of home. In this age of technology, so many museums, zoos and aquariums have set up virtual tours and webcams of their facilities. Now more than ever, is it easier to visit destinations around the world from the comfort of your couch
- The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections
- 15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home and where to find them
- Cleveland Inner City Ballet Online Ballet Instruction Program
- Engineering Activities
- The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues
- Mo Willems Is Hosting a Livestream Doodle Every Week, Starting Today
- Art Classes with Jarrett J. Krosoczka
- Free art lessons from Make
- Free colouring books from 113 museums
- 12 Art Lessons on YouTube Your Kiddos will Love!
- Happy Turtle Draw & Painting Project
- Art For Kids Hub
Science & Math
- Science Mom and Math Dad
- Mystery Science: If you’re dealing with school closures, we’ve gone through all our elementary science lessons, pulled the easiest ones to do from home, and put them up on this link for free. No signup required, no student login
- NASA: Is making their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free
- 60+ Awesome Websites for Teaching and Learning Math
- The Georgia Aquarium Has Live Cams So You Can Go Under The Sea At Home
- 16 Card Games That Will Turn Your Students Into Math Aces
- Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings (Updated) : Amazing Educational Resources
- Here’s The Entire List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings
- Coronavirus Relief Packs are now available for Preschool through 5th Grade: Each download includes worksheets, activities, songs, and videos for all subjects. IMPORTANT: The download is a .zip file. You must be on a computer or laptop to save it. Thanks!
- Walt Disney Imagineering Partners With Khan Academy To Bring You ‘Imagineering in a Box’
- Scholastic releases free daily courses for kids stuck home amid coronavirus school closures
- Operation Story Time on Twitter: Join us on Instagram every week day at 11am EST for a LIVE Story Time Read Aloud! #OperationStorytime
- The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities
- You can now download over 300,000 books from the NYPL for free
- Junior Library Guild: Looking for activities and resources to keep students engaged during this new-normal of school closures and social distancing? As the collection-development partner for school and public libraries across the nation, it's our honor to offer you these free resources to help keep students' brains busy and blossoming. In the true spirit of our beloved libraries, these resources are available to ALL!
High School Student Resources
- How Fiveable Can Prepare AP Students During School Closings Due To COVID-19: Fiveable was started by an AP World teacher that streamed live reviews to students on Friday nights. Since then, we’ve expanded to 15 AP subjects and bring students and teachers together to learn in interactive ways
Mixed Educational sites
- 45+ Free Educational Websites for Kids from ABCs to ACTs
- HomeSchoolCEO Free resources links
- Free Educational Sites Graphic
- Free live online classes to support public school families affected by closures in the wake of COVID-19