Online Resources For You

Movies, Reading & Listening

Kanopy – Streaming movies, documentaries and children’s shows (library card needed)

Valnet OverDrive – download books to listen to and read (library card needed)

Washington Anytime Overdrive – Washington residents have access to huge collection of books to download and read (library card needed)

TumbleBooks – K-6 children’s ebook database which includes picture books, easy readers, middle grade books, graphic novels, videos, nonfiction and puzzles & games

TumbleMath – a comprehensive math resource using picture books to present math concepts for elementary school students, complete with quizzes

TeenBookCloud – an online collection of ebooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books

AudioBookCloud – unlimited streaming access to a huge collection of audiobooks for adults

RomanceBookCloud – a large collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd
(The use of the five resources listed above is generously donated by TumbleBooks for a few months.)

The online resources listed below may prompt you to enter your library card number.  If you don’t have one use this: 21853000000000.

News

NewsBank – State, local and national newspapers

ProQuest – For newspaper and magazine articles, click on ‘more’ found at top right above Search bar

Tech Skills 

Lynda.com – self-paced courses for professional development and personal interest (library card needed)  Please note that you need to be a resident of Washington to gain access to Lynda.com.  To set up an account, you will need your library card number and a PIN.  Your PIN is your last name.

Tech-Talk – tech topics explained, from the basic to the advanced  Login information-User Name: asotin  Password: asotin

Job & Career Tools

Learning Express Library – Resume and career support, practice tests for academic professional and licensing tests

JobNow – Tools for the job seeker

Career Transitions – Resumes & cover letters, interview practice, internships, job-tracking and career exploration

Family History & Genealogy

HeritageQuest – Genealogy, Census records

Asotin County Heritage – Historical local photos and documents

Other Topics

Chilton Library – Auto repair

World Book Online – Online encyclopedia

Boredom Busters for Teens

Read, Watch and Listen

TeenBookCloud – an online collection of ebooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books

Stream movies for free with Kanopy

Valnet OverDrive – download books to listen to and read (need library card)

Washington Anytime Overdrive – Washington residents have access to huge collection of books to download and read (need library card)

Career Preparation and Life Skills

Lynda.com  Please note that you need to be a resident of Washington to gain access to Lynda.com.  To set up an account, you will need your library card number and a PIN.  Your PIN is your last name.
Learn job and technology skills at your own pace. Take online tutorials on topics like:

  • software and computer skills
  • web design
  • computer programming
  • video editing
  • job and career paths

Driver’s License Prep – tips on what you’ll face on the driver’s test and a bank of over 300 questions that are similar, if not identical, to what you’ll face at the DOL when you take your learner’s permit or driver’s license exam

Tech-Talk – tech topics explained, from the basic to the advance      Login information   User Name: asotin    Password: asotin

Learning Express Library – Resume and career support, practice tests for academic professional and licensing tests

JobNow – Tools for the job seeker

Career Transitions – Resumes & cover letters, interview practice, internships, job-tracking and career exploration

What’s Next? – career, college or military?

Working From Home and Need a Break?

Van Gogh’s Starry Night Over the Rhone, Musee d’Orsay Paris

Try these free activities if you’re at home!

Take a virtual museum tour

Tour a National Park

Explore your family history

Stream movies for free with Kanopy

Take a virtual field trip with your kids

Stream a book on AudioBookCloud

Learn some new tech skills     Login information   User Name: asotin    Password: asotin

Listen to audiobooks or read ebooks
Any Valnet cardholder
Washington residents only

Love is in the air. Actually, it is in the cloud.  Read a steamy romance from the huge collection in RomanceBookCloud.

Learn something new at LinkedIn Learning/Lynda.com  Please note that you need to be a resident of Washington to gain access to Lynda.com.  To set up an account, you will need your library card number and a PIN.  Your PIN is your last name.

Virtually ‘ride’ Disney attractions from your living room

 

Cabin Fever Questions

In this time of social distancing, join Humanities Washington for questions designed to bring you deeper connections.

As we all work to get through this unprecedented situation, we encourage you to embrace this forced slowdown and reconnect with yourself and those closest to you. To participate, join us on our FacebookTwitter, or Instagram pages and sign up for our email list.  Cabin Fever for Kids, available through the social media and email links above, includes an audio book and questions to discuss as a family.

The measures our communities are taking to slow the spread of coronavirus, while necessary, conjure up a range of emotions and issues. What will this mean for my family? What will I do with my family, or those I’m with, while avoiding broader social contact? At the same time, memes are circulating on the internet heralding a new world that introverts had only dared dream about. Regardless of your perspective, these next few weeks, possibly months, will bring new challenges.

But we believe that with the right prompts, social distancing can actually heighten social connection.

At-Home Learning & Fun For Kids

Kids Stuck in the House With Too Much Free Time?

Listen & Learn With Books***Have Fun With Math & Science!***Draw and Create!***Learn Something New!

Listen and Learn With Books

Storyline Online
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.  Activity guides included.

TumbleBookLibrary
K-6 children’s ebook database which includes picture books, easy readers, middle grade books, graphic novels, videos, nonfiction and puzzles & games.  TumbleBookLibrary is graciously donating the use of this resource during this time of school closures.

Favorite Book Character Printables
Here are some links to printables that will help your child practice reading and writing skills with their favorite book characters.

Into the Book
Go ‘into the book’ to play games that practice reading strategies!

Have Fun With Math & Science

Science Games
Online science games from PBS KIDS.

TumbleMath
A comprehensive math resource using picture books to present math concepts for elementary school students, complete with quizzes.  TumbleMath is graciously donating the use of this resource during this time of school closures.

The Exploratorium
Explore, Play, Discover: websites, activities, and more from the San Francisco Exploratorium.

Khan Academy
A nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.  Has lessons by grade level for math and many more subjects.

Science Kids
An  interactive learning website that focuses on teaching children the wonders of science.

Draw and Create

Raising Wonder
Art lessons and creative activities/printables/coloring pages and crafts

Stimola Live
Stimola Live is a website of live stream events for kids, tweens, and teens by professional authors and illustrators represented by Stimola Literary Studio.

Learn Something New

National Geographic Kids
Learn all about geography and fascinating animals.

History For Kids
Cool games, videos, worksheets on many historical events that will help you understand those that have gone before us.

Highlights Kids
Read, play games and conduct cool science experiments.

Switchzoo.com
Watch, listen and play games to learn all about amazing animals.

Virtual Field Trips
20 virtual field trips and related activities.

Typing Club
Learn touch typing for free.

 

What to do if your finances take a hit due to COVID-19

Visit these websites for information:

For Workers and Businesses Affected by COVID-19
Washington State Employment Security has programs to help workers and businesses affected by COVID-19.

Financial Resources for Washington Residents Impacted by COVID-19
The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions has developed a list of financial resources for Washington consumers impacted by the Coronavirus.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Protect yourself financially from the impact of coronavirus.

Idaho Department of Labor
Information about Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and Unemployment Insurance

 

All three locations of the library are closed.

Curbside delivery is no longer offered in accordance with Gov. Inslee’s stay-at-home requirement.

Due dates Will be extended to May 29th. We are asking that you keep your books until that date.
We are sorry for this disruption in service and will communicate to the public when we are open again.

Don’t forget to use the online resources for kids, teens and adults that are available through this website!