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The Library is pleased to offer mobile printing. You can use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library’s printers from anywhere. Simply submit documents for printing and come to the library to release and pick up your document. Click here to get started.
A must-have app for library users! Easily borrow physical items using your mobile device, receive reminders, and manage receipts all within the cloudLibrary app!
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.
We are now open for limited hours and services. You will be able to browse and borrow, have access to our computer workstations, and use one of our socially distanced study zones. Interlibrary loans and one-to-one technical help are also now available. Click here for full details.
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:
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:
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Project Of Heart
An excellent and engaging resource which helps close the gap on our knowledge of Indian Residential Schools In BC.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Our brand new self-guided reading program.
Early Literacy Activity Calendar
Each month is filled with reading, writing, singing, talking, playing, counting, learning activities, book lists, nursery rhymes, and more.
CRA — BC Outreach
Canada Revenue Agency offers webinars at no cost:
Click on the image below to register for those and other free presentations:
Digital Literacy Training
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.
Navigating COVID-19 Information
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.
Local – Cranbrook and area
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.
Provincial – British Columbia
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.
National – Canada
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.
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.
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: