Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Online Reading & Learning Resources

Update: We add resources to the sections below as we discover them, but are highlighting this one at the top of the page since it is is happening only on May 1 and 2.



The Everywhere Book Fest is a virtual celebration of authors, books, and readers that brings the book festival experience to everyone!  On May 1-2, the book festival will open its virtual doors and unveil two free full days of live and pre-recorded sessions with your favorite picture book, middle grade, and young adult authors.

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While your school and the library are closed, you may be looking for books to read, ways to prepare for the ACT or SAT, or other things to do during your time at home.  Here are some resources that may be useful. 

You can leave us a comment below or email us at info@milanlibrary.org if you have any questions or need help accessing any of these resources.

We have another list of youth resources on our children's page.  Some of those may be of interest to you as well. You can see that list here

For parents/adults:  If you don't have internet access: Comcast is currently offering two free months of their Internet Essentials plan to new subscribers.  Their website is here.  We are not affiliated with this program, but are sharing it in case it is of interest to you.  

Library Resources:


eBooks and eAudiobooks from our membership in Woodlands Library Cooperative

You can use your library card to download free eBooks and eAudiobooks here or through the Libby app here.




Tumblebook Library

Tumblebooks has provided free access to their resources through August 31.
Tumblebook Library - K-6th grade ebooks
TumbleMath - K-6th grade math ebooks
TeenBookCloud - ebooks for 7th - 12th grades

AudioBookCloud - all ages - audiobooks





Michigan Electronic Library (MeL) from the Library of Michigan

The Michigan Electronic Library (MeL) has a variety of reading, research, and learning resources for all ages – ebooks, youth activities, ACT/SAT/PSAT test prep, and more.  See all MeL eResources here.






ACT, SAT, PSAT (and more) Test Prep

Learning Express Library provides free test prep guides for the ACT, SAT, PSAT, and more.   See them here.  





Learn a new language with Mango Languages.  Set up your free account here to get started.


Additional resources - not affiliated with our library
The following resources are not affiliated with our library.  We are providing them as a convenience to you. 


Authors/Illustrators/Books

Many authors and illustrators are providing online experiences - drawing lessons, reading their books online, talking about their creative process, and more. 

Scroll down to the "Authors, Illustrators, and Books" section here to see some of these options.

You can also take a look at your favorite author's website or social media pages to see what they may be doing. 

Audible - free access to audiobooks. No login. Stories in 6 languages.

Sync: Audiobooks for Teens
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Beginning on April 30, 2020, SYNC will give away two complete audiobooks a week - pairs of books based on weekly themes. Register for SYNC and sign up for email or text alerts at  www.audiobooksync.com.

Everywhere Book Fest

The Everywhere Book Fest is a virtual celebration of authors, books, and readers that brings the book festival experience to everyone!  On May 1-2, the book festival will host two free full days of live and pre-recorded sessions with your favorite picture book, middle grade, and young adult authors. If you miss it live, you can watch the videos on their website after the events.


Simon Teen has provided free ebooks, each for a limited time.   

See all the library's resources at the top of this page, too!


Music/Theater
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra provides recordings of a variety of their performances here


Virtual Museum & Location Tours

A variety of museums through Google Arts and Culture

A variety of events and places from Discovery Education




Science

Michigan State University Science Festival is online this year.  See 
digital presentations, virtual tours, STEAM you can do at home, and links to partners with even more fun science information and activities.










TNT Events

 Our TNT (Teen & Tween) events for 6th - 12th graders for the next few weeks are: Virtual: MiLibraryQuest - online scavenger hunt Thursd...