Reading and Learning Resources for Adults and Teens (updated often)
Tumbleweed Press has generously provided us with statewide access to these resources FREE through August 31, 2020.
Harry Potter Digital Escape Room
Levar Burton Reads Twitter Livestream
Enjoy amazing art from the comfort of your screen with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Elementary, Middle School and High school students have unlimited access to read books online from any device. There is no limit to the number of users who can access the books. Titles enter and exit the digital stream regularly, so there are always new picks available. (Logins may not be needed)
Thanks to EBSCO, we have free access to Rosetta Stone through June 30, 2020. Username is augusta. Password is library-20. https://secure.rosettastone.com/lp/ebsco/index.html?custid=s8366820
Virtual School Activities – live webcams, virtual tours/trips, and other miscellaneous fun academic sites
SciStarter – citizen science
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/
Free Sling TV for a limited time:
The Zoo is temporarily closed, but we’re still caring for our animal AND human friends. Tune in on weekdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. CST, for live Virtual Visits where we will bring the Zoo to you with educational tidbits from our keepers and behind the scenes looks at some of your favorite animals.
Kansas residents have access to thousands of free digital books! The sources in the first three sections below require a Kansas Library eCard – drop by the library to sign up, and start reading or listening!
Books from the last section are free to everyone!
|Cloud Library – Fiction & nonfiction for all ages, includes large publishers|
|Enki Library – Wide variety, includes self-published|
|Freading – Fiction & nonfiction for all ages|
|RB Digital – Popular fiction & nonfiction|
|Free to Everyone, Anywhere (Kansas Library eCard not required)|
|Project Gutenberg – Classic literature|
|LibriVox – Classic literature on audio, read by volunteers|
|Unite for Literacy – Picture ebooks with audio|
Kansas residents have access to a wealth of free information online – see the links below to a few of the most popular topics.
Many of these sources can be used from anywhere in Kansas without logging in! However, some products require individual accounts; just drop by the library to sign up for your Kansas Library eCard to get started.
|Auto Repair Source – Cars and Trucks: Enter make, model & year for maintenance and repair information|
|HeritageQuest – Genealogy: Search U.S. census records and other publications|
|Fold 3 – Genealogy: Search U.S. military records|
|NoveList Plus – Reading: Find your next favorite book|
|Britannica – Encyclopedia: Classic, trusted source for users of any age|
|World Almanac for Kids – Interactive Search: For elementary age kids; explore the world of animals, art, history and more|
|Mailbox – Education: Lesson plans and activities for elementary teachers (and parents)|
|Learning Express – Self-Paced Learning: Create account for study, practice tests, computer skills and job search assistance|
|Mango Languages – Languages: Create account, choose a language to start learning|
|Health Reference Center – Medical: Current health topics, medical conditions and drug information|
From the Cosmosphere: