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.

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).

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.

The Solomon Sir Jones Films  29 silent black and white films documenting African-American communities in Oklahoma from 1924 to 1928.
National Film Board of Canada  The NFB is currently streaming 4,000 of their titles .






We Are Here For You

Welcome Back

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.


Stories Help

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.

Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

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.

Attention Teachers

You can now post direct links to individual TumbleBooks on remote learning platforms such as Google Classroom and SeeSaw!!
Just go to the Index of your TumbleBookLibrary, TumbleMath, or TeenBookCloud subscription and click on the book ID of any title you want. You will see the direct link which you can then copy and paste and share with your students.

My Assignments

MyAssignments is a new feature that lets teachers set up classroom homework assignments right on TumbleBookLibrary!

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:

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Mobile Printing

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.

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.


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.

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:

Hogwarts Digital Escape Room
Hello and welcome to the Harry Potter themed Digital Escape Room!

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.

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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