Staying up-to-date with the latest COVID-19 information is important, but it can also be overwhelming. To help you select reliable media to follow during this time, Library staff have curated a list of their go-to news and data sources.
City of Cranbrook Updates and Information: The city’s response and information for residents.
RDEK: The Regional District’s daily updates on the current state of emergency.
Interior Health Authority: COVID-19 latest news and updates.
BC Center for Disease Control: Information about COVID-19, how to protect yourself, your family and your community and what to do if you suspect you have the virus.
HealthlinkBC: Includes answers to the most common questions about COVID-19, as well as current health alerts.
Government of British Columbia: COVID-19 provincial support and essential information.
Health Canada: Numerous resources on health and safety from the federal government.
Thrive Health: The government’s COVID-19 self-assessment tool.
Travel Restrictions: Canada’s current travel restrictions and exemptions.
John Hopkins COVID-19 Resource Center: A real-time interactive world map showing spread, cases by country, and mortality.
World Health Organization: Authoritative resource on the COVID-19 pandemic, and strategies for countries and individuals.
Google: The search engine giant has collected all their most searched for questions and answers, with helpful resources.
Salem Press: Salem Press has collated a number of scholarly essays related to pandemics, including a section on CoVID-19.
The Summer Reading Club
Our Summer Reading Club has begun! It’s happening! Only this year, we have moved online. But don’t worry, there are still lots of activity-rich programs happening. Activities, contests, and reading fun will be available each week. Click on the image for more information:
New Live Chat Feature
Even though our doors our closed, the Library is still here for you. You can now chat live with a Librarian from 9 am to 5 pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Simply click the blue chat cloud at the bottom right of this web page. We look forward to hearing from you.
Amazon has canceled all subscription fees of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages. 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.
.All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Just click on the image below:
For the remainder of 2020, you can access the following resources using the following username and password.
Teen Book Cloud is a gr 7-12 ebook database.
TumbleMath is a K-6 math ebook database.
The Romance Book Cloud is a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
AudioBookCloud is an all ages audio book database.
YMCA At Home
YMCA at Home is a new virtual platform connecting you with your favourite YMCA programs, activities and instructors without leaving the comfort of your own home! You can expect a safe, fun and impactful experience for everyone in your family. Just click on the Village People below:
Digital Literacy Training
DigitalLearn.Org is a free online collection of video tutorials designed to help all of us with our digital literacy skills.
Attention Teachers: My Assignments
MyAssignments is a new feature that lets teachers set up classroom homework assignments right on TumbleBookLibrary!
COVID-19 Accessible Information
The National Network for Equitable Library Service is now offering up-to-date COVID-19 information for people with print disabilities or even those with a slower internet connection.
The BC Ministry of Education has recognized KnowBC’s importance as a learning resource through a licensing agreement that has made the website available to schools throughout British Columbia. To help support students continue to access KnowBC during this time of physical distancing, it is now free for everyone.
Teach From Home
A temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during the COVID-19 crisis. Created by UNESCO, Google, and ISTE, simply click on the image below:
Educational and Parental Support from Orca Book Publishers
Orca is currently providing links to free teacher guides and activities, ebooks and audiobooks, videos of authors reading their books, as well as information about Story Ninja, Orca’s dedicated language arts program. Click on the image below to access their resources:
Educational Support from Gale/Cenage
Gale is now offering resources that support homework help, provide instructional information for teachers, administrators and parents and includes specific information about COVID-19. Click on the image below for free access (no passwords or usernames needed).
New eBook for Kids
With the help of a fantasy creature, Ario, “My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19!” explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from coronavirus and how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality. Just click on the image below:
COVID-19 Social Distancing: Movies and TV
FREE streaming to engage your mind and body while at home.
ShoutFactorTV Shout’s catalogue of cult, underground, foreign, and generally weird films.
Open Culture Watch 1,150 movies free online. Includes classics, indies, film noir, documentaries and other films.
Snag Films Documentaries covering a broad stretch of topics politics, music, food and health, war and history, LGBTQ, etc.
The Shows Must Go On Each week, a new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will be released on YouTube and streamed live on the channel.
You can complete this escape room as a group or as individual. You can compete against friends and try it multiple times. Just make sure you have fun! Just click on the image to begin.
Are you looking for a place to hold a meeting or event? Take a look at what our Manual Training School has to offer…
Find out more about the Endowment Fund the Library is establishing, including how you can simultaneously help the environment and the Library.
Through their many fundraising activities, the Friends of the Library enhance the Library’s programs and services immensely. Visit our webpage.
Download Libby onto your computer, tablet, or smartphone and enjoy ebooks and audiobooks from Cranbrook Public Library with your library card and a simple click.