Links and Resources

More online programming coming soon!

Whether it be learning and teaching at home resources, activities to do at home, or just something to bring a smile to your face and uplift your spirits, we hope you can find something in this list to help get you through. We are updating this page continuously, so check back regularly to see what's new!

Online storytimes and programs will start March 30.

eResources - eBooks, eAudio Books & More

Now is the best time to check out all the eResources the Canmore Public Library always has to offer! So much more than just Libby and Cloud Drive, there are many options for kids and teens, as well as learning resources and even how to update your resume! Check out things like TumbleBooks, TumbleMath, TeenBookCloud, Solaro, Flipster, Freegal, Hoopla, World Book Online, Cloud, Cypress Resume and more on our website.

Looking for a specific format? Click below to see only the resources that have what you want.

Not sure how to get started with eResources? Niche Academy will help you learn!

Did you know that while schools are closed, audible is offering FREE streaming of kids books? Amazing!

Arts & Crafts

Rose from Big Horn Library has a wonderful YouTube channel with lots of great kids crafts and some books being read online as well!  

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems! Daily videos are being posted and he even encourages kids to email him questions that he will try to answer during his videos. 

Dav Pilkey At Home will feature new video content on Friday mornings like how-to-draw demonstrations and read-a-louds by the author himself!

Activities - Kids & Teens

DC Comics has launched DC Kids Online, an at-home activity program filled with all sorts of super-powered fun!

Papercutz has launched an E-book Care Package where kids can access some great comic books online.

Pete the Cat has Instagram! Check out the “Pete the Cat Club.”

Fancy a trip to Hogwarts? The British Library's "Harry Potter: A History of Magic" exhibit is available to explore online!

Haven't had enough of Hogwarts yet? Check out Harry Potter At Home to experience more of the wizarding world.

Activities - Adults

artsPlace is hosting a series of online concerts features an incredible lineup of local performers. You can watch the free events on their website of social media platforms! Tune in every Monday and Thursday to share in celebrating community, togetherness and art.

Live Theatre from the comfort of your own home! Stratford Festival has posted a live screening of Shakespeare's King Lear on their Youtube channel. Stream for free until May 14th!

Victoria News has made a list of 50 things to try to try and make the most of your time safe at home!

Fitness Blender has some FREE resources to get your body moving!

Forbes Magazine has put together a list of 101+ ideas to keep your kids busy during closures.

Keep your hands and mind busy while learning to knit! This free online knitting class has 11 video lessons to teach you the basics covering everything from casting on to picking up stitches.

Need some DIY craft inspiration? Check out this list of 20 Amazingly Creative DIY crafts for Adults from DIY Projects website and 25+ Creative Craft Ideas for Adults from Listotic. 

Activities - All Ages

Put your brain to the test and see if you can "Escape the Hidden Temple" - a virtual escape room experience.

Can't get enough of escape rooms? Check out some more virtual ones made by libraries all over the world here.

Adventures in Familyhood complied a list of 20 virtual tours you can take online.

Travel Zoo has listed 20 Amazing Places You Can Visit Virtually for even more worldly travel from the comfort of your own home!

Covid-19 Information

The Town of Canmore has an extensive COVID-19 Question and Answer page on their website covering a number of topics from financial supports, housing, food, town preparedness and more.

The Government of Canada's official webpage with their COVID-19 Economic Response Plan for anyone looking for financial or economical information related to the virus.

Outside Magazine has adapted their online news to emphasize coverage of COVID-19 and how it's altering the outdoor world. 

Mindfulness

Wakelet has compiled a list of resources to encourage mindfulness.

Four Quick Mindfulness Practices for Coping with Anxiety on Huff Post.

gratitude journal is a great way to stay positive during these uncertain times. This article from Positive Psychology will help you get yours started!

Have teens at home? The New York Times published this article on 5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About The Coronavirus.

Need a break from the news? Book Riot has rounded up some literary podcasts for stress relief. Check out "10 Best Bookish Podcasts for Distancing Yourself from the News".

Ever wanted to start a Bullet Journal but just weren't sure how? How To Bullet Journal: The Absolute Ultimate Guide from The Lazy Genius Collective website will teach you the ins and outs!

Online Book Readings

Watch Daniel Radcliff read chapter one of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone! And don't forget to check back as more famous faces will be reading chapters from now until mid summer until all 17 chapters are read! SO exciting Potterheads!

Our storytime team has been reading some of their favourite books. Watch them here!

PBS KIDS has launched "Mondays with Michelle Obama" as part of their Read Along series! 

Author Kate Messner reads one of her new books and shares links to many other authors reading their books and offering art lessons and writing prompts.

CBC compiled a list of videos of Canadian writers reading their books online.

Bonus! Not authors, but a YouTube playlist of Marigold Staff Reading Picture Books.

Huffington Post has also complied a list of Canadian authors and librarians reading books online.

Online Learning Resources - Kids & Teens

Free printables to encourage at home learning from Have Fun Teaching.

KiwiCo.com has released 100+ free STEM activities for kids young and old to do at home. They also have some great resources to help kids understand how viruses spread and the science of handwashing and why it works.

Scholastic Learn At Home provides day by day projects for for grades Pre-K - 9, as well as other resources for families and teachers. 

Get a free Lightbox Subscription with interactive eBooks for either the K-6 or 6-12 grade levels. (Valid until May 31)

NASA STEM @ home resources has a wide range of out of this world resources!

Science Mom is working hard to provide children with videos, printables, and live Facebook events so they can discover science.

Online Learning Resources - Adults

Adult learners practising their English communication skills should check out the Bow Valley Literacy Program's list of resources.

Your library card gives you free and full access to Lynda.com. Take courses to grow your business, technology, and creative skills.

We will keep adding to this page, so check back soon!