Resources include: ebooks & eaudios, digital literacy and enrichment. Provided for free by the listed organization.
Ebooks & Eaudios:
Tumble Book Library:
Tumble Book Library has granted our patrons free access to their databases until August, 31st 2020. Tumble Books’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! Our patrons can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.
Resources provided by Microsoft:
Build Digital Skills:
Digital literacy are the foundational skills needed to understand and safely use digital devices, software, and the internet. Access the Digital Literacy course!
Get a free one-month trial of Office 365 and learn how to create and collaborate with productivity tools like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Start with six easy steps!
Participate Safely Online
Get tips for protecting your privacy, using the internet safely and combating online bullying and harassment. Learn more.
Learn How to Code
Browse a catalog of computer science courses for students of all ages that go beyond the basics. Access computer science courses.
Sharpen Technical Skills
Whether you’re just starting or an experienced tech professional, these technical hands-on learning modules can help you arrive at your goals faster, with more confidence and at your own pace. Get started!
DigitalLearn.org is PLA’s online hub for digital literacy support and training. Included in DigitalLearn.org is a collection of self-directed, video-based tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy skills. The modules help learners practice basic skills like using a mouse, creating an email address, navigating a website and more. Once learners have practiced the basics, they can move on to more specific topics to help them apply for a job, find health information, be productive, connect with friends and family, and to stay safe online. DigitalLearn.org provides intentional, foundational instruction to be taken at the pace of the learner anytime.
New York State Library:
The New York State Library Manuscripts and Special Collections (MSC) is pleased to announce the COVID-19 Personal History Initiative. Through this new project, we’re encouraging all New Yorkers to keep a journal documenting what their daily lives are like during the pandemic in an effort to record and preserve the unprecedented and historical events that are currently unfolding around us.
MSC will ask that you consider donating your journal at a future date to the New York State Library. Your experiences may be preserved for future generations to study and learn from.
The history of our state is told through the experiences of its citizens, and we need all New Yorkers to document this unchartered territory. Please consider joining us and adding this story to your collection.
More information about all phases of this initiative are available through our website http://www.nysl.nysed.