Free Online Resources

While We Are Closed

Here is a list of free resources that any patron can access online.  Some of these resources are available year round with your library card information, and some of these are available because various database owners have provided libraries free access to their information while the COVID-19 crisis continues. We are very thankful for these providers!

We will indicate whether or not you need to be a patron in each resources’ description.  If you do need to be a patron, you’ll need your barcode off the back of your library card, and your pin number, which is the last 4 digits of your phone number, unless you’ve changed it to something else.  We hope these resources can help us all better manage this crisis.

Resources for All Ages

Overdrive and Libby

eBooks and eAudiobooks

We’ve purchased a number of new titles to get us through the closure period.  Full instructions on how to use Overdrive and Libby, including an online tutorial, can be found by clicking here.

PATRONS ONLY

Lili Databases

Provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries, there are databases here to help all ages.  Here you can find homework help, Consumer Reports, Chilton Auto Repair Guides, My Heritage Genealogical Database, and more.

RESIDENTS OF IDAHO

Madison Goodreads Ultimate Reading Challenge

A fun reading challenge which is open to any patron over the age of 10 who has a library card.  The Spring Challenge is currently underway.  Any book you’ve read since March 1st can be counted, as long as it fits our criteria.  Full instructions available on the Goodreads Challenge webpage.

PATRONS ONLY

AudioBookCloud

eBooks for all ages

Idaho Humanities Council Resources List

A list of online activities provided by the Idaho Humanities Council for those stuck at home during the COVID-19 Stay-at-Home order. Includes virtual tours of museums, books, movies, television shows, and podcasts.

National Theatre at Home

Join us right here every Thursday at 7pm UK time (2am MST) for some of the best British theatre, free to stream for a week. Starting from 2 April with the online premiere of One Man Two Guvnors featuring James Corden.

From the UK

NASA at Home

For citizen scientists of all ages.

National Emergency Library

Approximately 1.4 million digitized books available.

Resources for Children

Including homework help and homeschooling resources.

Tumblebooks of the Day

Daily books and games for the younger folks.

TumbleMath

Kindergarten through 6th grade math eBooks.

DayByDayID

Daily books, videos, and games from the Idaho Commission for Libraries

Idaho Public Television

Distance Learning for grades pre-K through 12.

Also resources in Spanish!

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Every day at 11:00 am MST!

Brought to you by the Kennedy Center.

Curious City

Free home learning and play kits for grades pre-K through 12.

Abdo Digital Bookshelf

Resources for pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Abdo Zoom Database

Resources for pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade.

Audible Stories

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.

For Children, Tweens and Teens

Junior Library Guild Elementary Stream

For Elementary Aged Kids

Ignore the Personal Account Sign-In box at the top of the page—just scroll down to the books and get started. You can even click the “X” in the top right corner of the sign-in box so that it goes away.

If you download the iOS (apple) app, you’ll have a one-time login:

Username: JLGELM
Password: JLGFREE

Junior Library Guild Middle School Stream

For Middle School Aged Kids

Ignore the Personal Account Sign-In box at the top of the page—just scroll down to the books and get started. You can even click the “X” in the top right corner of the sign-in box so that it goes away.

If you download the iOS (apple) app, you’ll have a one-time login:

Username: JLGMID
Password: JLGFREE

Aiden Tyler, QuareTEEN

For Middle School Aged Kids

Aiden Tyler, Quaran-teen is a new and original middle-grade serial written and read in real time by author Rex Ogle.  Join us every Tuesday, or watch the archive videos.

Teaching Books At Home Resources

For children and tweens Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Resources including study guides, author videos, book trailers, vocabulary lists, and more.

Resources for Teens and Adults

Teen Book Cloud

ebooks for grades 7 through 12

Abdo Digital Bookshelf

Resources for grades 5 through 12.

Idaho Public Television

Distance Learning for grades pre-K through 12.

Also resources in Spanish!

Curious City

Free home learning and play kits for grades pre-K through 12.

Junior Library Guild High School School Stream

For High School Aged Kids

Ignore the Personal Account Sign-In box at the top of the page—just scroll down to the books and get started. You can even click the “X” in the top right corner of the sign-in box so that it goes away.

If you download the iOS (apple) app, you’ll have a one-time login:

Username: JLGHI
Password: JLGFREE

Teaching Books At Home Resources

For teens in high school.

Resources including study guides, author videos, book trailers, vocabulary lists, and more.

Romance Book Cloud

A huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!

Junior Library Guild Teacher and Homeschool Resources

Includes virtual Author visits, webcasts, and virtual events for you and your students.

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