Are you feeling “stuck” at home? Family feeling just a bit stir-crazy? We want to make these days are brighter for you and your family. 

Wondering how to get live homework help? See below for Brainfuse – HelpNow. Curious if you’re doing enough disinfecting around the house? Wish you could find Digital Books just for kids? Is there a comic book to help kids understand coronavirus? Wondering about the next ‘Live and Local’ Storytime? How about watching a storytime recorded in outer space?

Navigate stay-at-home times with these great resources. Our Library team is here for you. Reach out to us with any questions or needs. Keep safe, keep hopeful, and keep reading!

Estes Valley Library Featured Digital Collections

Brainfuse – HelpNow

Studying at home doesn’t have to be frustrating. Homework help is here! Live professional tutoring, Writing Lab, Study Aids, & much more!

Download the Android or iOS app and sign in with your username & password. Don’t have credentials yet? Click here then choose “Don’t have a username or password? Sign up.” Then return to the app to login. Using on a computer? Get started here.

Hoopla

Can’t visit the School Library? We’ll deliver the Library to you! Audiobooks, Movies, Music, Comics, Ebooks, and TV.
Log in to Hoopla and click on KIDS in the upper right corner

Overdrive

Books, audio, and magazines to help you study — and help you relax afterward. Sign in to our Across Colorado Digital Consortium and choose Category: Kids

Pronunciator

Think of all the places you wish you could’ve gone to for Spring Break. Study for your language class–and for the great trips you’ll someday get to take!

NEW: Coronovirus language courses for 101 languages; 163 languages to learn including ASL and ESL.
Learn online, either from your computer or mobile device via the Pronunciator app.

Universal Class

Take a class together, as a family!

More than 500 lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs), designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. Patrons may take multiple classes and learn at their own pace.
Access Universal Class

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Concerts

Kennedy Center @ Home

Enjoy free videos of extraordinary live and on-demand performances and educational activities to do at home, with new releases daily.
https://www.kennedy-center.org/digitalstage/Kennedy-Center-at-home/

Vienna State Opera House

Experience great opera and ballet at home – worldwide and for free!
https://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/en/staatsoper/news/detail/news/the-wiener-staatsoper-is-closed-but-continues-to-play-daily-online/

NPR

A List Of Live Virtual Concerts To Watch During The Coronavirus Shutdown
https://www.npr.org/2020/03/17/816504058/a-list-of-live-virtual-concerts-to-watch-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown

Learn/Read

Audible for Kids

Free during Pandemic
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Right now, 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.

Bedtime Math

Helping kids with number so they can handle math in real life. We make math part of the family routine. Every day, we serve up a quick bite of wacky math just for fun. Parents can sign up by email, on our website, and on our free app. Whether it’s flamingos, ninjas or pillow forts, kids can see the math in their favorite topics. No logins. No drilling. No scores. It takes only 5 minutes a day, and kids clamor for it.
http://bedtimemath.org/category/daily-math/

Bookpage

Find expert book recommendations for the best books to read in all genres
April Issue
May 2020
June Issue

Butterfly Pavillion

Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11 am MST, join Butterfly Pavilion for a special virtual class on invertebrate topics! You must pre-register at butterflies.org/virtuallearning. Registration closes 30 minutes prior to the start of each program. 30 minutes prior to the start of the program, you will receive a link by email to connect

Colorado Classroom: Read with Me at Home

In response to school closures across Colorado, Rocky Mountain Public Media in partnership with the Office of the Governor, the Colorado Department of Education, and the Colorado Education Initiative, will provide K-3 learners, their families, and caregivers with direct-to-home remote literacy learning on broadcast and online.

Starting May 18, K-3 literacy lessons will be broadcast Monday-Friday from 8am-10am on Rocky Mountain PBS.

Lessons will also be available for free streaming online at rmpbs.org/ColoradoClassroom and on the PBS Video Apphttps://www.rmpbs.org/pbs-video-app.

For the broadcast schedule and further info, go to https://www.rmpbs.org/education/colorado-classroom/.

Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC): Learn 360

Videos, games & activities, printables, audio, maps & flags, STEM lessons
Resources for Pre K – 12 Districts

Khan Academy for Kids

Inspire a lifetime of learning and discovery with our free, fun educational program for children ages two to seven.
https://learn.khanacademy.org/khan-academy-kids/

Scholastic

Learn From Home: Day by day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Story Blocks

Online Rhymes and Songs that Build Readers
storyblocks.org

Storyline Online

Storylineonline.net

Movement

Cosmic Kids Yoga & Mindfullness

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world.
Cosmic Kids Videos

P.E. With Joe

Free live workouts aimed at kids, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM
https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Boredom Busters

Estes Valley Library Live Program Recordings

Facebook
YouTube

Common Sense Counts

Free online activities for kids at home: Storytimes, drawing lessons, music classes, and more

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Live Giraffe Cameras
Abnormally Normal Video Series:
Facebook
YouTube

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons.  We are going to doodle together and explore ways of writing and making. Doodle on, fellow ART MAKERS!
Live daily at 11:00 am
YouTube archived sessions

A short list of other authors and illustrators who are sharing stories and leading activities online.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Connect to Rocky wherever you are through webcams, activities, photos, and video presentations.
Become A Virtual Visitor

Tons of Free Digital Content for Kids

Save yourself time by scanning this list of 75 recommended websites selected by the Colorado Department of Education and Colorado State Library
COVID-19 Youth Services Resources

Information & Coping

American Cancer Society

Coronavirus, COVID-19, and Cancer

Centers for Disease Control

FAQ on COVID-19 and Children

Estes Park School District R3

Mental health, crisis, and trauma resources
https://www.estesschools.org/Page/703

National Association of School Psychologists and National Association of School Nurses

Talking to Children about COVID-19: Parent resource (PDF)

NPR

Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus

Summit Stone Health Partners

Every day we see people just like you overcome addiction, anxiety, depression and more through effective mental health treatment. Let us help you begin to take back control of your life today. Get the help you need right now.
https://www.summitstonehealth.org/

World Health Organization

Helping Children Cope with Stress During the 2019-nCoV Outbreak (PDF)