Digital Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many academic publishers and vendors have made e-resources available for free to students, educators, and families.  This guide will be updated as resources become available.  Contact us for help, questions, and/or your library card number at info@wilcoxlibrary.org.


EBooks

  • Seneca District’s Overdrive Library – Provided by our library and library district; you will need your library card number for access.
  • Project Gutenberg – offers over 60,000 free eBooks. They focus on older works that the U.S. copyright has expired, mostly published before 1924.
  • National Emergency Library – a temporary collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, & intellectual stimulation during the pandemic.
  • Romance Book Cloud – free access to over 1,700 romance eBooks
  • MackinVIA – various publishers have given free access to their books (focused on PreK – 12th Grade) through the MackinVia platform. You will need to contact us for access, we need to create a “backpack” for you to be able to log in.
  • EBSCO eBooks – Select from over 16,000 eBooks from the world’s leading publishers across all major subject areas. This is provided through Pennsylvania’s POWER Library you will need our POWER Library code PL3819 + your library card number.
  • Teen Book Cloud – An online collection of ebooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audiobooks, which offers students and adults of all reading levels access to an amazing range of content.
  • JLG Digital (High School Collection) – Junior Library Guild is the Gold Standard eBooks for High School students, JLG Digital gives readers unlimited access* to read books online from any device. There is no limit to the number of users who can access the books! Titles enter and exit the digital stream regularly, so there are always new picks available. NO USERNAME AND PASSWORD NEEDED!
  • JLG Digital (Middle School Collection) – Junior Library Guild is the Gold Standard eBooks for Middle School students, JLG Digital gives readers unlimited access* to read books online from any device. There is no limit to the number of users who can access the books! Titles enter and exit the digital stream regularly, so there are always new picks available. NO USERNAME AND PASSWORD NEEDED!
  • JLG Digital (Elementary School Collection) – Junior Library Guild is the Gold Standard eBooks for Elem. School students, JLG Digital gives readers unlimited access* to read books online from any device. There is no limit to the number of users who can access the books! Titles enter and exit the digital stream regularly, so there are always new picks available. NO USERNAME AND PASSWORD NEEDED!
  • ABDO Digital Bookshelf (Elementary) – FREE access to an online offering of ABDO Publisher’s eBooks for elementary-aged children.
  • ABDO Digital Bookshelf (Secondary) – FREE access to an online offering of ABDO Publisher’s eBooks for secondary-aged children.
  • BookFlix – Watch videos and read books about Animals and Nature, Earth and Sky, People and Places, ABC’s and 1, 2, 3’s, Family and Community, Music and Rhyme, Adventure, and more. This is provided through Pennsylvania’s POWER Library you will need our POWER Library code PL3819 + your library card number.
  • TrueFlix – Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks on many topics. This is provided through Pennsylvania’s POWER Library you will need our POWER Library code PL3819 + your library card number.
  • Capstone Interactive – thousands of interactive eBooks that provide text highlighting and audio.
  • TumbleBook Libraryover 250 animated, talking picture books! The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles!
  • TumbleBook Math – TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection of math picture books you will find anywhere. All in the amazing TumbleBook format complete with animation and narration.

Audiobooks

  • Seneca District’s Overdrive Library – Provided by our library and library district; you will need your library card number for access.
  • Audiobook Cloud – An online collection of audiobooks for teens and adults.
  • Audible Audiobooks for Kids – Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across eight different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

Research Tools/Databases

  • ABDO Zoom – An online research database for early learners (Pre-K through 2nd Grade). Young readers will explore 160 pages of fascinating and interactive animal content in-depth!
  • Pebble Go – Research tool developed by Capstone for school-age children in grades Kindergarten through 3rd.
  • Pebble Go Next – A family of databases, developed by Capstone, to help students in Grades 3-5 learn about key concepts related to Social Studies, Biographies, Science, States, and American Indians.