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Roselle Public Library District

Remote Access
Learning & Entertainment

updated April 20, 2020  

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BOOKS & READING

eBooks & eAudiobooks
Audible
For as long as schools are closed, the Stories collection of Audible is open. Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. 

AudioBookCloud
An online audio book library collection. Unlimited streaming access to the entire collection. No downloads. No software. No holds. No waiting periods. Unlimited access to all the books, all the time. Just click and listen. Provided through August 31st by Tumbleweed Press Inc. to assist in this difficult time.

Biblioboard
A collection of eBooks, eAudio and so much more. Items are available to all Illinois residents with no Library card required. Enjoy no hold queues or waiting for titles.

eMediaLibrary (Overdrive)
The eMediaLibrary collection (OverDrive) includes downloadable audiobooks and eBooks. Read or listen in your browser or download titles to your computer or mobile device, including Kindle devices, using the Overdrive or Libby apps. 

eRead Illinois
The eRead Illinois collection (Axis 360) includes downloadable audiobooks and eBooks. Read or listen in your browser or download titles to your computer or mobile device, including Kindle Fire, using the eRead Illinois mobile app.
eRead Illinois is not compatible with Kindle eReaders.
eRead Illinois is a state-wide downloadable service supported by the Illinois Secretary of State through the Illinois State Library.

Riveted by Simon Teen
An online community for anyone that loves young adult fiction! It’s free to join, but you need an account to access the Free Reads. Every book you can read is free during the month of April 2020.

RomanceBookCloud
Unlimited and unrestricted access to a huge selection of romance ebooks provided by Tumbleweed Press Inc. through August 31st. Read to your heart's content.

TeenBookCloud
A robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks for middle school and high school students. The collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting! If you can access the internet, you can be reading, watching, or listening to fantastic content. Unlimited access provided through August 31st by Tumbleweed Press Inc. to assist in this difficult time.

Tumblebook Library
A collection of eBooks and games for children and teens, including: animated storybooks; "read-on-your-own" stories, chapter books and Young Adult books; life-learning stories; language-learning books; and puzzles and games.

TumbleMATH
The most comprehensive collection of math picture books you will find anywhere. All in the amazing TumbleBook format complete with animation and narration. The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes. Unlimited access provided through August 31st by Tumbleweed Press Inc. to assist in this difficult time.

Authors Reading
Debbie Ridpath Ohi 

Stay At Home Story Time With Oliver Jeffers


Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Storytimes
Goodnight with Dolly
A 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select Imagination Library books.

Jbrary...tune in for storytime success
Jbrary has an awesome selection of rhymes and songs that you can do with your child. The Jbrary team breaks down the age ranges for each rhyme and even includes how they adapt them for different ages. Some songs include props such as shaker eggs, scarves, sticks, and more! If you are confused about how a tune to a rhyme should go, be sure to review the Jbrary YouTube channel. They sing the rhymes and show the hand movements so you can do them, too!

Storytime Katie
If you are out of rhymes, this is the place to look! Storytime Katie has a master list of rhymes and songs that you can sing with your child. Many of the hand movements are included, and sometimes the tune, too! This is a great list with so many options!

King County Library System
The King County Library System has pages and pages of rhymes that you can perform. There are videos to accompany more than half of the rhymes, making it easier to get the right tune and hand gestures. Happy browsing!


#SaveWithStories
In partnership with Save the Children and No Kid Hungry, celebrities are offering stories on Instagram and Facebook to provide fun and education to kids and parents stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

Story Time From Space
While in space, astronauts videotape themselves reading books to the children of Earth from the International Space Station.

Storyline Online
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

About Books
Book Page
BookPage serves as a broad-based selection guide to the best new books published every month. All of the content from the print edition is posted on BookPage.com each month.

Kirkus
Be the first to read books news and see reviews, news and features.



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EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Kids
Amazing Educational Resources

Access this long list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings.

Common Sense Media 
Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Navigate social distancing and school closures with quality media and at-home learning opportunities for your kids.

DuPage Children's Museum Blog
Listing of structured activities for children.


Family Time Machine
From breakfast to bath time to bedtime, your family already spends time together throughout the day. The Family Time Machine helps you make the most of those moments by inspiring you to learn together with fun activities.

KidLit TV
More writing. More progress. Tens of thousands of primary school teachers use Pobble to teach writing. And… save time in the process! 

Magic Tree House Home Adventures
Each week, Magic Tree House Home Adventures will feature videos from Mary Pope Osborne, activities, craft ideas, themed recipes, reading cahllenges, cross-curricular lessons, Family Trivia Night game ideas, fun surprises, and much more!


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration U.S. Department of Commerce
NOAA’s most popular educational resources to help you safely hunker down while learning about the ocean and atmosphere.

Out-of-School Resources
 From the National Center for Families Learning
NCFL is proud to offer a range of free resources to meet different literacy and education challenges.

Pobble 365
One picture. One teaching resource. Every day.

TYNKER Coding Made Easy

Everything needed to learn computer programming the fun way! Ages 5

Wonderopolis Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease®
Each day, we pose an intriguing question—the Wonder of the Day®—and explore it in a variety of ways.

Adults
Hoonuit Video Training

Available to Roselle Public Library cardholders. A video-based how-to training resource, Hoonuit opens up unlimited access to thousands of short videos covering more than 500 of today's most popular software applications on both PCs and Macs.

MANGO
 Languages

Available to Roselle Public Library cardholders. Mango is the award-winning language learning resource for individuals and organizations around the world. The only single solution that combines quality content, intelligent technology, and an adaptive algorithm that delivers practical phrases from real situations. This is language learning centered around you.


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HUMANITIES

Illinois Humanities Year-Round & State-Wide Programming

Illinois Humanities works to build dialogue across all sectors of society to examine issues important to democracy in the focus areas of public policy, media & journalism, economy, and art. Using the humanities as a tool to stimulate discussion, we create experiences across Illinois through programming, events, and grant making to engage a diverse public on ideas and issues that matter.



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LISTENI
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Podcasts
Book Club for Kids
Where middle graders talk about books with host Kitty Felde.

But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids From Vermont Public Radio
But Why is a show led by you, kids! You ask the questions and we find the answers. It's a big interesting world out there. On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world.

Brains On! From American Public Media
An award-winning science podcast for kids and curious adults.

StoryCorps From NPR
Stories of the human heart. A candid, unscripted conversation between two people about what's really important in life: love, loss, family, friendship. When the world seems out of hand, tune in to StoryCorps and be reminded of the things that matter most.


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MUSIC

Streaming
Freegal
A music download & streaming service. Create an account with your Roselle Public Library Card number. Freegal offers access to about 3 million songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 10,000 labels with music that originates in over 60 countries.

Performance
Austin City Limits
Live music beacon Austin City Limits (ACL) is opening its archives as a gift to music fans during the current live music moratorium. Over 35 ACL installments are available to stream free online, offering a wide variety of music’s finest from every genre.

List Of Live Virtual Concerts From NPR
An up to date list of live virtual concerts to hear during the coronavirus shutdown. (Updating)

Live Streams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During Coronavirus Crisis  From Billboard
With venues and bars shut down from coast-to-coast, here's your guide to the best live-streamed music content right now. (Updating)

The Metropolitan Opera
Every day a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being released for free, on-demand streaming, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours, beginning at 7:30 p.m. EDT.

Music Lessons
Fender Play
Fender is offering 3 months of free online guitar, bass and ukulele lessons to the first 100,000 who sign up for Fender Play (No Fee). We’re all going to be spending more time inside – so we might as well make some noise.


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NEWS
SCHOLASTIC go! World Newspapers
RPLD cardholders can access news sources from around the world.

COVID-19
The City of Chicago Coronavirus Response Center
Mobilizing every resource at our disposal and collaborating with national, state and local partners to develop a comprehensive and coordinated response to the virus. Do your part. Stay home. Save lives.

Chicago Tribune Coronavirus
The Chicago Tribune has lowered the paywall on critical coronavirus coverage.

DuPage County Health Department 
DCHD is in regular communication with and following guidance provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the CDC on the changing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation. Site features data center with interactive map and up-to-date statistics.
 

FEMA
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Response
Under the direction of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, FEMA, HHS and our federal partners are working with state, local, tribal and territorial governments to execute a Whole-of-America response to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and protect the public.

IDPH Illinois Department of Public Health
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine, Coronavirus Resource Center
Resource to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide a response, improve care, and save lives. Featuring a COVID-19 Map which has been featured by many news outlets throughout the crisis.

The New York Times
The Coronavirus Outbreak
Providing free access to the most important news and useful guidance on the coronavirus outbreak to help readers understand the pandemic. Log in or create an account to read all of the articles on this page.

The Village of Roselle Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
The Village of Roselle is planning and preparing for complications which may arise from the spread of the coronavirus.
 


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VIEWING
HBO
HBO is encouraging people to stay at home by offering dozens of FREE series, documentaries, and movies.

Kanopy

Roselle Public Library District offers access to Kanopy video streaming service, with 10 credits, to all library cardholders! Kanopy is currently offering a collection of films you can stream without using any play credits while patrons are under stay-at-home advisories! Additionally, Kanopy Kids is offering unlimited plays so your kids are free to explore enriching, educational and entertaining content.



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VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS

Air Pano
360 degree photos and videos of important places around the world. 

Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips
STEM field trips to the Johnson Space Center, arctic tundra, and more.

EarthCam 
Providing a virtual window to the world, viewers can freely explore the globe from unparalleled vantage points, such as the torch balcony of the Statue of Liberty, which has been closed to the public since 1916.

Aquariums
Aquarium of the Pacific (California) 

Georgia Aquarium 
Penguins, Piranhas, Sea Lions and more!

Monterey Bay Aquarium

National Aquarium
 (Maryland)
 

Shedd Aquarium
While the Aquarium is closed, the experience is brought to you through Shedd's Twitter page.

Seattle Aquarium

Zoos & Animals
The Brookfield Zoo
The Brookfield Zoo's YouTube channel.
Currently featuring Bring the Zoo to You Live Chats.

Cincinnati Zoo
New video live at 3:00 p.m. EST / 2:00 p.m. CST every day. See the famous hippo Fiona! Also has fun animal-related facts and activities.

Explore
The world’s leading philanthropic live nature cam network and documentary film channel. 

National Park Service: Webcams
Webcams allow you to get up close to wildlife without disturbing them.

North Carolina Zoo
Facebook page video posts about what the animals are doing.

Melbourne Zoo
Snakes, giraffes, lions, zebras all live for viewing.

North Carolina Zoo

Facebook page video posts about what the animals are doing.
 
Omaha Zoo
Featuring rattlesnakes, sloth bears and more. New virtual experience each day. Age group activities too.
 
San Diego Zoo
Polar bears, baboons, koalas and more streaming live.

Tembe Elephant Park
Live streaming from the waterhole. Recorded videos on this site too.

Space

Access Mars
360 degree tour of Mars from the Mars Rover.

NASA Live
Earth Views from the Space Station

Cultural Destinations

Google: Arts & Culture
Visit top exhibits, zoom in on artworks in mind-blowing detail and browse thousands of stories, photos, videos, and manuscripts. Be your own curator by finding your favorites, creating your own collections and sharing them with friends.

Library of Congress
Library exhibits online. These include general exhibits you can dip into, such as  Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words,”  “Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight For The Vote,” and Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood.

The Louvre (Paris)
Virtual tours of some of the historic museum’s most famous collections. 

Smithsonian - National Museum of Natural History (Washington D.C.)
The Smithsonian's doors may be closed, but you can experience our museum from home with virtual tours of exhibits, past and present.

The Vatican (Rome)
Tour one of the world’s most beautiful buildings.

 



WI-FI ACCESS
 
Illinois Drive-Up WIFI
 Hotspots Map
Provides the geographic location for drive-up Wi-Fi hotspots in the state of Illinois. These hotspots are intended for remote learning during the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

McDonald's Free Wi-Fi
Free Wi-Fi at 11,500 participating restaurants. Range (parking lot accessible) and speed may vary by location. Search for McDonald's location with interactive  map.

Xfinity Wi-Fi Hotspots
Xfinity Wi-Fi Hotspots LOCATED IN BUSINESS AND OUTDOOR LOCATIONS are available to anyone who needs them for free during the COVID-19 national emergency, including non-Xfinity internet subscribers. Find a location with an interactive map.


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