Resources for Parents & Educators

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Educators


Class Visits

Are you a teacher in Cranbrook? Contact us to schedule a library visit with your class. Help your class to learn all about what the Library offers, as well as issues such as intellectual freedom, and sign every student up for a library card!

 

Parents & Caregivers


Consumer Reports – Library Edition

Trustworthy buying advice, recommendations, and ratings by experts on thousands of consumer products each year using state-of-the-art labs, auto-test centres, and survey research centres. Includes sections for childcare products.


Resources for Kids

Check out our Kids’ page for more excellent resources to support literacy and wellness. Also, view our events calendar to see what fun, family-friendly events are happening!


Students and Teens.

Resources for Students and Teens

Explore resources for everything from health, literacy, and education to career planning and financial literacy, specifically for teens and young adults. Be sure to check out the events calendar for upcoming programs as well!

 

Open Access Websites & Local Resources

Educators


BC Resources for Teachers

Educators can use these tools to support Kindergarten to Grade 12 program instruction, continue along their own education pathway, or connect with their colleagues.


Canada Learning Code

Numerous online or in-person programming workshops, free of charge. Different workshops for all ages and types of learners, on every topic from website design, to artificial intelligence, to internet safety and more! Includes resources for educators.


The Canadian Children's Book Centre.

Canadian Children’s Book Centre – Parent and Educator Resources

Discover how you can encourage literacy in your children or students.


Canvas

Lifelong learning and professional development for educators go hand-in-hand with Canvas Network’s open, online courses, taught by experts and institutions worldwide.


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Common Sense Media

Find training, lesson plans, helpful tools, and so much more! Determine what content and media is best for your students.


Learn Free

Over 200 free, online tutorials on a large variety of topics in numerous languages from the Goodwill Community Foundation.


Open School BC

A list of learning resources including videos with reflection prompts and activities.


Scholastic – Parent and Educator Resources

Find resources on encouraging literacy and finding the best book for your child from one of the top publishers of children’s materials.


Social Media Lab

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Social Media Lab is a multi- and interdisciplinary research laboratory at Ted Rogers School of Management at Toronto Metropolitan University. Conducts research studies, as well as provides research tools and resources for both educators and learners.


TED Ed

TED-Ed is TED’s youth and education initiative. Includes resources for students, educators, and parents.


UBC – Educational Booklists

Find resources and materials on a range of themes, topics, and approaches to teaching and learning. These booklists are organized into several broad categories, aligned with the British Columbia Ministry of Education’s Core Competencies and with key areas of Education theory and practice.


Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) – Parent and Educator Resources

Find book lists and strategies to get your students reading!

 

Parents & Caregivers


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Breastfeeding Mamas East Kootenays

A peer support group for breastfeeding mamas and those who want to learn more about breastfeeding. Monthly meetings are listed in the description and under the events pages.


Brightly: Raise Kids Who Love to Read.

Brightly – For Parents

Storytimes and recommended reads for children and youth of all ages.


The Canadian Children's Book Centre.

Canadian Children’s Book Centre – Parent and Educator Resources

Discover how you can encourage literacy in your children or students.


City of Cranbrook – Childcare Action Plan 2020

The comprehensive plan from the city with helpful resources and contact information of various local organizations.


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Common Sense Media

Find expert reviews, helpful tools, and so much more! Determine what content and media is best for your child.


Community Connections Society of Southeast BC

A non-profit charitable organization that provides programs and services to Cranbrook and the East Kootenay Region. Many programs for families.


Friends of Children

Friends of Children

Friends of Children is a registered charity providing free and confidential service for Northern BC and East Kootenay families with children in medical need.


Scholastic – Parent and Educator Resources

Find resources on encouraging literacy and finding the best book for your child from one of the top publishers of children’s materials.


TED Ed

TED-Ed is TED’s youth and education initiative. Includes resources for students, educators, and parents.


Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) – Parent and Educator Resources

Find book lists and strategies to get your child reading!