Learning at Home During COVID-19

March 19, 2020

 

Schools and libraries are closing all over the country in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Needless to say, this presents a challenge to parents and educators who now have to work remotely, but fortunately, our publishers have resources that can help.

 

ABDO's full digital bookshelf is free and available now!

 

 

ABDO is offering their digital collection including ebooks, Read-To-Me ebooks, and Zoom databases for free until July 31, 2020. You now have to sign up to access the collection, but it is still free to use. The links to all the different breakdowns in the collection are listed below. Feel free to copy and use the links however is most useful to your library. Also, follow ABDO's updates on their available resources HERE.

 

URL link to the full digital collection:

https://abdodigital.com/?tk=7724458A4EE9A73EE8087AC8D237C57C

 

URL link to ABDO's collection of health and wellness books:

https://abdodigital.com/?tk=ED8509A896AEF37660A5A28FC21159EA

 

 

 

 

 

URL link to elementary bookshelf:

https://abdodigital.com/?tk=414F33301B8E136DEE3F0A93BF1795E1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

URL link to secondary bookshelf:

https://abdodigital.com/?tk=840BC558E6676AB1F4C9FA29D8EC6D69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

URL link to Zoom databases:

https://www.abdozoom.com/zoomchoice/?tk=AE75056C570B319A6B47A15986D1DEE9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**Note: because this is a temporary offer, the ebooks are not downloadable. If WiFi connections are iffy for your patrons and the download option is critical, keep reading!

 

Mason Crest's newest ebooks are free and available now!

 

Mason Crest has made their Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 digital collections available until June 30, 2020. The link and login information is below, and like ABDO, feel free to share it with your students and teachers!

 

URL link to the 2019-2020 collection:

https://my.bigtimbermedia.com/login/

 

Username: masoncrest19-20

Password: demo

 

**Note: because this is a temporary offer, the ebooks are not downloadable. If WiFi connections are iffy for your patrons and the download option is critical, keep reading!

 

The Child's World, Bearport, and Reference Point Press are featured in Big Timber Media's distance learning bundles!

Big Timber Media has put together a collection of distance learning bundles sponsored by a number of publishers including our own beloved Bearport and Child's World. There are four bundles based on grade level - all of which are available for free until June 30, 2020 - and their links are listed below. As with all the other links in this article, feel free to share the links however is most useful for your students, teachers, and libraries.

 

URL link to the distance learning bundles landing page:

https://www.bigtimbermedia.com/distance-learning-bundles/

 

URL link to the Grades PreK-2 bundle:

https://my.bigtimbermedia.com/?tk=764CAFB23B5E2F759164CFA5A61EC33D

 

URL link to the Grades 3-5 bundle:

https://my.bigtimbermedia.com/?tk=39F6831AC8E38087D5FC01BB0FE89577

 

URL link to the Grades 6-8 bundle:

https://my.bigtimbermedia.com/?tk=0265D768A27CF38F4E2EB56A4E3FB91A

 

URL link to the Grades 9-12 bundle:

https://my.bigtimbermedia.com/?tk=3DC5ED690D5FD5C9C5218B36F871131F

 

**Note: because this is a temporary offer, the ebooks are not downloadable. If WiFi connections are iffy for your patrons and the download option is critical, keep reading!

 

Lightbox is providing interactive ebooks!

 

Lightbox, an imprint of AV2, is offering a wide range of interactive ebooks for grade levels K-12 in a FREE subscription until August 1, 2020. With Lightbox, students receive a multi-media experience including videos, weblinks, activities, interactive maps, and so much more!

 

URL link to the Lightbox (free) subscription:

https://mailchi.mp/openlightbox.com/freesubscription_david4books

 

 

 

**Note: if you love these interactive ebooks and want a permanent collection in your library, as us about AV2 and their incredible BOGO deal!

 

J. Appleseed has a collection of elementary reads available now!

 

J. Appleseed Media has put together a selection of ebooks from The Creative Company, Amicus, Black Rabbit, 12-Story, and Jump to share for free until May 31, 2020. The collection covers a wide range of reading levels and subjects for grades K-6.

 

URL link to J. Appleseed's selection:

https://my.bigtimbermedia.com/browse/?bb=all&tk=ACAE65B388200A36453D11E262960911

 

**Note: because this is a temporary offer, the ebooks are not downloadable. If WiFi connections are iffy for your patrons and the download option is critical, keep reading!

 

Crabtree's full eLibrary is available now!

 

Crabtree's full collection of over 2000 PreK-9+ nonfiction and fiction ebooks are now available for free until June 30, 2020. The link and login information is listed below, but if you want to know more about Crabtree's collection or their subscription services, click HERE.

 

URL link to the Crabtree Digital login page:

http://www.crabtreebooks.com/Digital/DigitalLogin.aspx

 

Username: read

Password: free

 

Lerner released a distance learning library for free!

 

Lerner has made their digital library of over 750 titles available for free until June 30, 2020! They have broken the library down into elementary and secondary grade level collections. Though the QR codes to those collections are below, other login information as well as instructions for Lerner's read-aloud permissions can be found HERE.

 

 

**Note: because this is a temporary offer, the ebooks are not downloadable. If WiFi connections are iffy for your patrons and the download option is critical, keep reading!

 

eBook + Print deals run all year long!

 

 

7 of our publishers offer a special deal in which you get the print copy of a book free with the purchase of the ebook. These ebooks are multi-user, easily downloadable, and don't require a login. And of course, the print copies will be there when everything reopens.

 

If students in your area do not have reliable WiFi connections, these ebooks are an invaluable resource. They download once and are then on the device - phone, tablet, computer, etc - until the user chooses to delete it.

 

To see all the publishers who offer ebook bundles, check out the specials page HERE.

 

Conclusion

 

Salmond Library Services is your connection to serving teachers and students. Whether at school or home, please count on us to help you connect teachers, students, and parents to continuous learning.

 

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