Online Library

Library closed - no problem... bring it home!

Now that you are following the directive to shelter in place - it doesn’t mean that you can’t access library resources.  Here are just a few of the entertaining and educational resources that library offers through our online services.  All you need is your library card and your PIN number!

Movies & Music  
◘ IndieFlix has lots of great movies to stream
◘ Stingray Qello is all music programming - watch a concert from home.
◘ Freegal has free music that can be downloaded or streamed

EBooks and Audiobooks – Download free books to most devices or read on a regular computer.

Take a class – spend your time at home stretching your mind! Learn a new language or a new skill.
◘ Universal Class -  Over 500 courses on a variety of subjects. Some even give continuing education credits. 
◘ The Great Courses -  Many classes offering lifelong learning and personal enrichment.
◘ Transparent Language Online - learn a new language, there are more than 100 to choose from.

Virtual Storytimes & Reading

📚  Storyline Online has a variety of books read by actors and other well known people. Videos can be watched on Youtube or through Vimeo. 
📚  Unite for Literacy has many early reading books available that can be read online - free and no library card needed. 
📚  Interactive Storybooks featuring Clifford - also available in Spanish. 
📚  Tumblebooks Library - available online or with through the Tumblebooks App (iOS/Android)
📚  Songs & Rhymes from Champaign Public Library's Storytimes
📚  A calendar of planned live stream events including music and art and storytimes
📚  Storyplace has activities for Pre-K 
📚  Reading & Activites for PreK - 8th grade at Funbrain
📚  Youtube video's of Storytime from San Bruno Library
📚  Online storytimes from Santa Clara County Library District
📚 CincoBooks Official stories in Spanish videos on YouTube

📚  Read comic books for free at Califa's VLCC (there are over 3000 available)
📚  Many books of all kinds are available free through Enki and Califa, no library card needed, just down select the book and start reading right in the browser. 

📚  Tumble Math - a K-6th grade math eBook collection
📚  Teen Book Cloud - a 7th - 12th grade eBook collection
📚  AudioBookCloud - an all ages audiobook collection
📚  Romance Book Cloud - a huge collection of steamy romance novels
📚  The National Emergency Library has many books that aren't otherwise digitized available to students and other learners for free until the end of the National Emergency. 
📚 has a wonderful collection of poetry for kids on various topics and themes
📚 The Children's Poetry Archive has recordings of poetry read by their authors
📚 Poetry4Kids has poems and has poetry related lessons and activities
📚 The PBS series, Poetry in America, is streaming the entire first season for free on their website
📚 LibriVox: Public Domain Audiobooks Read by Volunteers 
📚 Free online web comics for kids & teens from School Library Journal.
📚  Julie's Library - Podcast - Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, will read a new book. Starting April 29th. 
📚 Download a free Snoopy eBook - and check out these great in home classroom ideas as well. 

Keep Learning

■  California K-12 Online Content from the California State Library
■  EduAtlasOrg is a directory of things to do that puts together crafts and other educational projects by age range and topic.

■ Early literacy (Pre-K & 1st grade) videos and materials from Between the Lions are available from PBS. 
■ Starfall has lots of educational activities for Pre-K - 3rd grade on their site. 
■ Scholastic has a list of websites where kids can create books online. 
■ Satisfy your curiosity about anything with Worldbook Online
■ Scholastic Online has for PreK - 9th grade 
■ Hour of Code has lots of tutorials to learn and practice coding
■ Learn about your car and how to repair it with the Chilton Online Database
■ Infobase: learn things. Almanac. Career Information. Videos. Science News Username: 1618894-user/ Password: digital
■ Center for Applied Linguistics page RED BILINGÜE MEX-US  - free Spanish language learning materials. 
■  Learn how to use Excel or brush up on your skills at with easy to follow tutorials. 

Exercise your Body & Mind

☼ Walk in nature - just be sure to keep recommended distances from others. 

Theater & Performing Arts

♫  The Metropolitan Opera will stream opera live: check out their schedule
♫  The Seattle Symphony will broadcast performances for free on Thursday & Saturday
♫  NPR's List of Virtual Concerts with artist/time/how to watch
🎬 The Watsonville Film Festival has gone virtual ~ check out their offerings at their web page.

Activities For Everyone

1000 Free Disney Coloring Pages for Kids
 Free coloring pages from #colorourcollections 

Art Lessons on Youtube kids will like
  Games & Activites on for kids on
  Printable pages with activities from AWE Learning
  Document this unprecedented time by creating a Time Capsule
  Activities for Teens: #quaranteens page at Words 
 Create your own comics from the Charles Shulz Museum

Virtual Tours 

■ Tour museums virtually for free with the Google Arts & Culture App (iOS/Android)
 Tour 33 National Parks Virtually from your living room 
■ Virtual Tour of the Winchester Mystery House
 Live Animal Cams from Zoo's & Aquariums
 Virtual Tour the Son Doong Cave, The Words Largest Cave at National Geographic
  A virtual tour of National Geographic's Exhibition, "Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall". 
 Virtual tour of Machu Picchu from
 Virtual Tour of Temples of Angkor from Google Maps