Learning Resources

Free Online Resources for Parents, Educators, Students, and Life-Long Learners

Always Available Through EMCLD

AudioBookCloud– available on our website under Kids Digital Resources.
https://emcld.org/kids-digital-collection/  –then click on the AudioBookCloud icon
Age Range: All ages
Topics: Audioebooks
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

Capstone Interactive -available on our website under Kids Digital Resources.
https://emcld.org/kids-digital-collection/  –then click on the Capstone interactive icon.
Age Range:Pre K-6th+
Topics: English/Spanish ebooks on a wide range of topics.
Username: continue
Password: learning

Age Range:  Middle School and above
Topics:  Many
Login:  Need library card number.  Call library for assistance.

Hoopla  – available on our website under Online Tools. https://emcld.org/hoopla/
Age Range:  All
Topics:  Many
Login:  Create with email, then will need library card number.  Call library for assistance. Limit: 10 checkouts per month

Mango -available on our website under Teacher Yourself.  https://emcld.org/teach-yourself-technology/
Age Range: All
Topics: Learning Languages
Login: set up with email and password

 Overdrive – available on our website under Online Tools
Age Range:  All Ages
Topics:  Ebooks and Audioebooks
Login:  Library Card Number
PIN:  Set up through library.  Call library for assistance.
May change to default login soon

TeenBookCloud– available on our website under Kids Digital Resources.
https://emcld.org/kids-digital-collection/  –then click on the TeenBookCloud icon
Age Range: 7th-12th grade
Topics: eBooks
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

Tumblebooks– available on our website under Kids Digital Resources.
https://emcld.org/kids-digital-collection/  –then click on the Tumblebooks icon
Age Range: K-6th grade
Topics: eBooks
Login with library card

TumbleMath– available on our website under Kids Digital Resources.
https://emcld.org/kids-digital-collection/  –then click on the TumbleMath icon
Age Range: K-6th grade
Topics: eBooks on math stories
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

Art Collections and Museums

 Art Institute of Chicago – 44,000+ Images – https://www.artic.edu/collection

Blarney Castle – Virtual Tour- https://www.virtualvisittours.com/blarney-castle/

 British Museum of London- https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection

 Louvre Museum, Paris- https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

Acropolis Museum, Athens- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/acropolis-museum?hl=en

History Connected https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

 Museum of Modern Art – https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/moma-the-museum-of-modern-art

Metropolitan Museum- Series of You Tube videos- https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/met-360-project/11-dramatic-virtual-tours-of-stages-around-the-world/1gJiszMqltReJA

Guggenheim Museum – https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/solomon-r-guggenheim-museum?hl=en

Dali Museum- https://thedali.org/virtual-tour/

Picasso Museum- http://www.bcn.cat/museupicasso/en/museum/presentation.html

3,434 museum views from around the world- https://artsandculture.google.com/search/streetview?project=streetviews

National Museum of Natural History https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour/current-exhibits
National Portrait Gallery-
Eye to I Exhibit https://npg.si.edu/exhibition/eye-i-self-portraits
First Ladies- https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/first-ladies/OAJS1lr5txbLJQ

 Aquariums and Zoos

Monterey Bay Aquarium- https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

National Aquarium- https://www.aqua.org/Experience/live

Cincinnati Zoo- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEKhSO4WiX0&feature=emb_logo

Explore.org Live Nature Cams- https://explore.org/livecams

Houston Zoo- https://www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/

San Diego Zoo – https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/

Smithsonian National Zoo- https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams/panda-cam

Wildearth, South Africa- Live streaming safaris- https://www.twitch.tv/wildearth

Boredom Busters/Entertainment

Activities for Senior Adults or Caregivers of Seniors – https://www.ssww.com/blog/37-senior-activity-ideas-resource-guide-for-coronavirus/ 

Kanopy – Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more
Age Range: All
Need library card number and PIN
*Note – This is a free trial  offered to EMCLD until 4/30/2020. It will not work with the Kanopy app, but can be accessed in your web browser.  


Write a letter to an elderly stranger – https://lovefortheelderly.org/letters

Coloring Pages and Books for Adults

Color our Collections- Art from over 100 Museums http://library.nyam.org/colorourcollections/

 Free College Courses Online

Carnegie Melon Open Learning- https://oli.cmu.edu/students/

Coursera- https://www.coursera.org/

EDX- https://www.edx.org/

Future Learn- https://www.futurelearn.com/

Harvard Online- https://online-learning.harvard.edu/

MIT Open Courseware- https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

OpenLearn- https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

Stanford Online- https://online.stanford.edu/


NASA – different activities, videos, games about space for educators, students or those who just like space
Age Range: All
Topics: Science (STEM)

Space Center Houston- Free App- https://spacecenter.org/app/

Educational Space Center- https://spacecenter.org/hours

National Parks and Gardens

Cliffs of Moher- Virtual Tour- https://www.cliffsofmoher.ie/virtual-visit-tour/

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1084/gallery/

Five National Parks- https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service-

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park,

Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico

Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah

Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska

Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida


12 Story Library – “Living books” with regularly updated content on the site
Age Range: 3rd-8th grades
Topics: Biographies, Language Arts and Fiction, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Sports and Wellness
No login information

ABC Mouse – Early Learning Academy a free 30 day trial
Age Range: 2-8 years old
Topics: Reading, Math, Science, Art & Colors
Login: Create

Authors Everywhere – authors taking the time to read aloud and talk about their books (some may even include activities) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCowhHSUaWp3KJDcuI0nR0vw

AWE Station Learning
Age Range:  Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
Topics: Word search, reading, writing

Crayola -give parents permission to be creative with their kids
Age Range: All
Topics: STEAM
Login: Create 

CO State Library  – scroll through entire page for other topics
Age Range:  Pre-School – 12th Grade
Topics:  Story Times, Reading, Writing, Math, Science
Each link will have specific login guidance

Draw Everyday with JJK -just a fun drawing experience with a professional illustrator

Age Range:  K-3
Topics:  Lesson plans, games on various subjects
Login:  Must create with email

Encantos Learning Hub
Age Range: Pre K-elementary students
Topics: Social studies, geography, history and culture
No login information

Gale Resources
Age Range: All ages
Topics: Research
Click Access Resources Now in the middle of the page
Enter East Morgan County Library District when prompted.


Age Range: Child care providers and teachers
Topics: teaching strategies
Each subject has its own free code

List of education companies offering free subscriptions – it is a long list!
Age Range:  0-18
Topics: Many, many topics
No login required for list, may be needed for individual sites

Lakeshore Free Resources
Age Range: Pre-K-3rd Grade
Topics: Math, Language, Science, Social Studies

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems! – who doesn’t love Mo Willems! Take time out to just enjoy being creative (or entertained)

Mackin- classic ebooks and audiobooks
Age Range: Elementary-High school
Topics: Resources, classic ebooks and audiobooks

Macmillan- Activity kits, teacher guides, and tips for parents teaching at home
Age Range: Elementary-High school
Topics: All
No log in information required. 

Mobymax – helps find learning gaps and gives activities to help students overcome them
Sign Up: https://www.mobymax.com/
Age Range: K-8
Topics: All
Login: Create Classroom

National Emergency Library – FAQ (Contains link to library)
Age Range:  All
Topics:  All
Login:  Will need to create an account 

Overdrive for Students – Sora App
Age Range:  0-18
Topics:  Reading
Login:  Library Card Number
PIN:  Set up through library.  Call library for assistance. May change soon

PBS Kids – learning games and shows for children Preschool-2nd grade
Age Range: Preschool-2nd
Topics: Wide range
Login: Create

Penguin Random House Brightly
Age Range:  0-18
Topics:  Reading
No login required

Scholastic Learn at Home
Age Range: Pre-K-9th grade
Topics: Guided projects with books and ideas
Username: Learning20
Password: Clifford

Sebco Books
Age Range: Any
Topics:ebooks of all topics
Username: Keepreading
Password: Sebco
It will then ask for a Student ID or Library card number–if you have neither try 23797000000000 or 1

Smithsonian -the world of all Smithsonian: explore the National Zoo animals, find lesson plans, or use the distance learning resources.
Age Range: All
Topics: History, Science, Animals, World Cultures

Smithsonian Learning Lab – Find lesson plans as well as online resources to go with them
Age Range: All
Topics: Science, History, Art, Math, English, Language Arts
Login: Create

Getting started in the Smithsonian Learning Lab – a video to help guide you to get the most out of the Smithsonian Learning Lab
How to use Smithsonian Learning Lab for educational purposes

Splash Learn -math all around with games to help learn math
Age Range: K-5
Topics: Math
Login: Create

Star Net Science Technology Activities & Resources for Libraries – STEAM activities for students
Age Range: All
Topics: Science (STEM)
Login: Create one

Storyline Online
Age Range:  Pre-school – 3rd
Topics:  Reading
No login required

Story Preservation Initiative
Age Range:  K-12
Topics:  Story Telling, Biographies
May need to create login with email

World Book
(will need email and institution–you can use your school or the library (East Morgan County Library District) and parent for title.  It will send a link to your email with login information)
Age Range: All ages
Topics: A wide variety of topics 
Resource guide: https://www.worldbookonline.com/training/distance-learning/distance-learning.htm 

Theater and Opera

11 Dramatic Virtual Tours of Stages around the World – https://artsandculture.google.com/theme

AllArts.org- https://allarts.org/about/

Nightly Streaming Opera – The Metropolitan Opera- https://www.metopera.org/