Many of our library patrons and friends have suddenly found themselves at home with their children, anxious to help them keep learning but unsure where to start.
Library staff have been hard at work researching the online resources available, and have put together recommendations for potential starting points. In addition to literature, there are websites and tools for math, science, art and more.
When you need a break from more traditional online learning, there’s another school treat that you can recreate online: the field trip. We’ve compiled a list of zoos, museums and parks that offer virtual tours. Some even offer activities and lesson plans.
If you are interested in using these resources, but don’t have all the tools you need at home, there are organizations offering help. Enable Omaha partners with several other local organizations to provide school-aged children with free devices, and also accepts donations of tablets, computers and phones.
If you don’t already have an account through Cox, they are offering Connect2Compete service for free through July 15, 2020 to new customers with qualifying students who sign up by May 15.
If you want more suggestions, need to renew your library card, or just want a chance to talk to a librarian directly, OPL is still here. While the libraries are closed, staff are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both online through AskOPL and by phone at 402.444.4800.