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Free Online Resources for Books/Media

During this time of social isolation we are dedicated to bringing you as many resources as possible that are still within the confines of copyright law. Of course we have our digital memberships which we are working on making more robust, but if you find you still need additional resources we will link what we find here. It is a growing and changing list, forgive us if some links become out of date.

Book Resources

Tumblebooks Resources (Available until Aug 1):

-TumbleBookLibrary – K-6 children’s ebook database
Direct Link:
Username: tumble735
Password: books

-TumbleMath – K-6 math ebook database
Direct Link:
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

-TeenBookCloud – gr 7-12 ebook database
Direct Link:
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

-AudioBookCloud – all ages audio book database
Direct Link:
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

-RomanceBookCloud – a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Direct Link:
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

Other Book Resources:

-Audible is offering certain audio books for free, many of which are children’s books, young adult books, or classics.

-Many free ebook resources, both fiction and non fiction, for children.

International Children’s Library
-Allows access to kids books from all over the world to read for free.

Public Domain Books
-Project Gutenberg for online access to a large selection of Public Domain books (copyright expired).

Children’s Books
-The Rosetta project offers children’s books.

Children’s book on COVID-19
Children’s book explaining COVID-19 by Gruffalo illustrator


Author Readings/Activities

Canadian Author Readings Canadian writers sharing readings of their books
-Canadian writer’s reading their books online.

Children’s Author Activities
-Authors reading their books to children.

Mo Willems Drawing Lessons
-Mo Willems teaching drawing/doodling/writing.

Story Line Online
-Famous people reading books to kids.

Jbrary Story Time Online
-Videos, ebooks, audiobooks, podcasts


Additional Resources

Daily Online Activities List by Winnipeg Public Library

Junior Library Guild
-Free activities and resources for students.

Manitoba Attractions
-Various Manitoba attractions offering virtual tours.

Harry Potter History of Magic Exhibit Online
Inside the Magic Harry Potter Exhibit

-This is the National Public Radio in the U.S. It has some really great stuff on there for books, music, etc. The Tiny Desk concerts are so good.

Pod Casts 
-A one stop shop for all podcasts CBC Radio offers.

National Film Board of Canada
-The National Film Board of Canada, for people who want to watch something different than your usual Netflix, etc.

Scholastic Learning
– Scholastic site for keeping kids reading and learning at home.

Podcasts on Community Change
-Podcasts on community change (and one on how to work remotely)