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Our Learning at Home guide is filled with resources to support parents and students with elementary and secondary learning at home programs. This guide will help navigate online learning resources and highlights the library’s digital resources and programming. Looking for updates on COVID-19?

  • Check here to see how Ontario is responding to COVID-19.
  • For up-to-date information on the library’s response to the pandemic, check here.
  • Check here for community updates on COVID-19 from Southwestern Public Health.

 

Provincial Resources

On March 23, 2020 the Ministry of Education released their online learning resource called Learn at home.


School Board Resources

Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) Learn at Home page provides information to support distance learning, including:

  • Technology and Software Support for students, parents and caregivers who may need help with technology, including Brightspace and TVDSB Google accounts.
  • Student Learning Resources for specific subject areas, including math, literacy, French and science.
  • A Week at a Glance Kindergarten to Grade 8 with weekly activities for students and families by grade level to supplement learning with teachers.

 

Digital Library & Tech Help

Your library is here to help!

  • Adults, kids and teens can find eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMusic, eMovies and TV and more with our digital collections.
  • Missing your favourite library program? We've gone digital! Check out our Event Calendar with for digital programming for kids, teens and adults.
  • Looking for research help? Check out our Database List or Homework Help guide to get started.
  • Our updated Bored? We can help! page has ideas to keep learning at home engaging.
  • Check out the lyndaLibrary guide to access video tutorials and courses on a range of topics, from business to computer technology.
  • Our Recommended Reads guide will help you get started finding your next book to read.
  • Do you need a temporary library card to access the library’s electronic resources? Fill out the eCard Registration form to get started.
  • Need help accessing our electronic resources? Phone the library at 519-539-4801, Mon-Fri, 10 am-5 pm to connect with library staff.

 

Additional Resources

Bibliovideo: A YouTube channel showcasing all aspects of Canadian books for young people.

Canada’s National Ballet: Dance at Home Kids: Find at-home activities and step-by-step dance videos for kindergarten to grade 8.

CBC Kids: A range of activities, including games and videos, for children in kindergarten to grade 4.

Crabtree eLibrary: Access educational digital children’s fiction and non-fiction books that support curriculum.

Chrome Music Lab: Children can explore music, dance and live instruments and make their own songs.

Curio.ca: Access thousands of programs, documentaries, audio content and archival material from CBC/Radio-Canada.

Knowledgehook: Find math practice questions aligned with Ontario curriculum for grades 3 to 10.

Mad Science: Instructional hands-on science experiments for children at home.

Mathology Little Books: Activities for children in kindergarten to grade 3 to develop math skills.

National Film Board: Watch a range of educational Canadian films on a range of topics.

Scholastic Learn at Home: Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing.

Skills Ontario: Hands-on challenges to test skills in trades and technology for grades 6 to 12.

TVOkids: Learn at home resources for preschool and school age children on language, math, staying active and more.

Virtual Museum Canada: Explore virtual exhibits from Canadian museums.