KDL What's Next Never read a series out of order again! A librarian's secret weapon, the KDL What's Next Database is an incredibly comprehensive collection of series lists, which you can search by author, title, series, and category/genre.
Mega List of resources put together by Topsham Public Library (thank you!). Ebooks, audiobooks, activities, online museums, etc. Searsmont Library reads aloud (Thanks, Searsmont!)
Maine State Library Science Online: Join Chris Dorman live on Facebook every Wednesday at 3:30 to explore a different topic using science principles, materials found in or around your home, and a follow along experiment to test your science knowledge! Online events: Maine libraries are sharing their online events in one calendar. These events are open to everyone! Now is your chance to access great events from libraries all over the state.
Free Books, Archives, and Museums Sites for free and public domain ebooks, audio, video and more: Internet Archive, Project Gutenberg, Open Library, Google Books, Open Culture, Digital Public Library of America. Project Gutenberg Search from over 50,000 e-books that are available for free (and permanent--no need to return) download! Open Library A project of the non-profit Internet Archive, Open Library is an effort to create "One web page for every book ever published." Signing up (which is and will always be free) provides access to hundreds of thousands of e-books. LibriVox Librivox offers free audiobooks to download--all public domain (no longer under copyright) titles, read by volunteers. Google Books Books digitized by Google can be searched for by the usual means--title, author, etc.-- but also by quotes from the text. Books that are in the public domain can be downloaded for free, those that are still under copyright can be accessed by varying degrees depending on copyright status. This is a great tool for finding out what books exist--or existed, as Google has digitized many out-of-print titles--on a particular topic. AudioSYNC: Free audiobooks for teens 13+. Two new titles available every week May through July. LibriVox: public domain audiobooks read by volunteers from around the world. #Savewithstories from Save the Children: picture books read aloud on Instagram (no account needed). Library of Congress: Engage! with favorite authors and access their collection from anywhere. Junior Library Guild@Home: Unlimited access on any device to quality K-12 books. Audible Stories: free audiobook streaming for kids and teens.
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) The DPLA is a digital platform with the aim of bringing together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage sites, and making them freely available to students, teachers, researchers, and the general public.
Europeana Similar to DPLA, Europeana is an internet portal that connects users to millions of books, paintings, films, museum artifacts, and archival records. Their mission: "We transform the world with culture! We want to build on Europe’s rich heritage and make it easier for people to use, whether for work, for learning or just for fun."
Maine Memory Network This project of the Maine Historical Society brings together images, records, and other historical items from over 250 institutions in Maine. You can search or browse the collections, create your own collection of images and documents, and explore the online exhibits.
Penobscot Marine Museum Founded in 1936, PMM is Maine's oldest maritime museum and boasts an extensive collection of maritime artifacts, art, photographs, and more that preserve and celebrate Searsport's and Maine's rich maritime history. Their online offerings include an extensive photography database, online exhibits and information about their permanent and temporary collections.
Learning Maine Public's The Learning Space. Video lessons created by Maine teachers. Maine Public/PBS Learning Media MedlinePlus children's page: health and wellness learning and information. Learn something new at Khan Academy. Scholastic Learn at Home: a free digital learning hub for with daily learning journeys from pre-K to grades 6–9+, covering ELA, STEM, science, social studies, and social-emotional learning. Rosetta Stone is offering up to 250 hours of language learning in 24 languages free to all K-12 students for three months. Lessons can be worked online or downloaded for offline use. Pronounciator is another language learning platform, available through the Digital Maine Library. National Digital Equity Center free online classes on various computer basics topics. GCF Global free online learning for technology basics, career skills, reading and math, and more. Raising Readers Parent and Community Resources: tip sheets, early literacy information, and tons of helpful links.
Homeschooling HSLDA - Homeschool Legal Defense Association. Information on laws and regulations. HOME - Homeschoolers of Maine "Lighting the way for Maine homeschoolers since 1990." Homeschool groups and coops in Maine (some may not be current) Check Facebook for groups of homeschoolers in your area. Books in our collection Our homeschooling resource document, with tips on getting started. Learn from Home resources from Community Learning for ME, for families and preK to grade 12 students.
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