eLearning




We’ve put this resource list together to meet the needs of those who are learning and/or teaching from home
during this time of social distancing.  Some of these resources require a library card.
Check back frequently as new resources will be added.

Kids and Family 

 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Focus on promoting reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers. 
Encourages parent and child bonding through reading.

Aquarium of the Pacific Live Cams
Live stream of the animals at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Aquarium of the Pacific Online Academy
Here you will find both on-demand videos and activities for all ages and a schedule of interactive live programs with our educators, from virtual classroom sessions to Pacific Pals puppets.

Bright by Text
Bright by Text sends free activities, games, and resources right to your cell phone. Messages are targeted to your child’s age and include information on child development, language and early literacy, health and safety, behavioral tips, and more!

Bookflix:
Video storybooks paired with related nonfiction ebooks from preschool through 3rd grade.
 

California Missions Resource Center 
Access California Mission information that includes maps, images, timelines, history and more on each of the 21 missions. 
 

California Science Center 
This space is designed for families to explore, investigate, and learn together without ever needing to leave the house. All activities use easy to find household supplies, and are appropriate for a variety of ages.
 
Cosmic Yoga 
Kids, ages three and up, can join in themed yoga activities. Watch   videos  that teach relaxation and mindfulness in a fun and engaging manner. 

 

Encantos Learning Hub 
Free bilingual resources for parents and educators with lessons and activities. 

 

Gale Open Access to Teaching and Learning
Gale, a Cengage company, has partnered with librarians and educators around the world to build connections between content, technology, and people to further discoveries and insights for all. They are currently offering open access to some of our most comprehensive resources for learning anywhere, at any time.  These resources include:

  • Miss Humblebee's Academy is an interactive kindergarten-readiness program that introduces children ages three to six to key concepts in math, science, social studies, language and literacy, art, and music. It’s as challenging as it is fun!
  • Kids InfoBits introduces elementary school students to database searching with easy-to-use resources featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

 

GoNoodle 
Helps teachers and parents get kids moving with short interactive activities.

Khan Academy
A nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

Lakeshore Learning Free Resources
Free fun learning resources to use at home.

LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems!
Artist, Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE.

Monterey Aquarium Live Cams
Live streams of the animals at the Monterey Aquarium.

National Geographic Kids 
A component to the National Geographic Kids magazine created for ages 6 and up. This site provides educational games, kid-friendly information, and videos. 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Education at Home 
The NOAA has created a page with educational activities allowing families to explore the ocean and atmosphere from the comfort of home. 

Novelist K-8 Plus
Expert reading recommendations for younger readers that match readers to their levels and interests

OC Waste & Recycling Coloring & Activity Book 
Download and print an educational Eco Challenge activity book provided by OCWR. 

Overdrive for Kids
Download eBooks and eAudiobooks with your library card.

Ranger Rick 
Free digital versions the Ranger Rick magazine with activities, educator's guides, and animal crafts.  

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

SD Zoo Live Cams
Live streams of the animals at San Diego Zoo

Smithsonian History Explorer 
History Resources for K-12 teachers and students, afterschool program providers, families, and individuals interested in lifelong learning . The site includes lessons, activities and media. 

Storytime Online 
Children's favorites read by celebrated actors! Free streaming videos!  

TeachingBooks.net 
A resource for anyone who reads, teaches, or enjoys books for children and teens

TIME for Kids 
Free access to four different grade-specific digital editions of TIME magazine for Kids.

Tumble Book Library 
E-Books for K-6. English/ Spanish/ French Books. FREE access to collections until August 31, 2020. 

Tumble Math 
Resource for K-6 Math E-Books. Math books with lesson plans and quizzes. FREE access to collections until August 31, 2020. 

Virtual Museum Tours - Google Arts & Culture
Explore some of the world's most famous museums from home.

Virtual School Activities
A collection of sites to live webcams, virtual tours/trips, and other miscellaneous fun academic sites.

World Book
Access to World Book Encyclopedia Online; Early World; Science Power; eBooks; Social studies; Activity corner

        Library Card Access
        Click HERE

        eCard Access
        Click HERE and use the login information below
        Username: orangeco
        Password: worldbook

Teens 

Digital Magazines - RB Digital
Access digital magazines anytime with your library card.

Drivers Tests
Free online practice drivers test.

Freegal
Free music service from your library.  Freegal offers access to about 15 million songs.

Gale Open Access to Teaching and Learning
Gale, a Cengage company, has partnered with librarians and educators around the world to build connections between content, technology, and people to further discoveries and insights for all. They are currently offering open access to some of our most comprehensive resources for learning anywhere, at any time.  These resources include:

  • Gale In Context: Middle School combines reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and more for students in middle grades.
  • Gale In Context: High School provides grades 9–12 with content aligned to national and state curriculum standards to help with papers, projects, and presentations, while empowering student development of critical thinking and information literacy skills.

 

 

 

 

Khan Academy
Free personalized SAT practice tests.

MANGO
Interactive Language Learning resource plus ESL

Teen Book Cloud 
Access to eBooks, audiobooks, videos, Graphic Novels for teen in grades 7-12th. FREE access to collections until August 31, 2020. 

 

 

Adults

 

Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogy research tool offering the most comprehensive, international genealogical information available online.

Audiobook Cloud 
Access audiobooks with no check-outs or wait times. FREE access to collections until August 31, 2020. 

Building and Construction Trade Collection
Contractor’s, electrical, carpentry, construction, plumbing, alternative energy, HVACR, and welding introductions and reference guides.

Calisphere 
California history, told through photographs, newspaper clippings, political cartoons, art, and other cultural artifacts. Digital collections provided by libraries, archives and museums. 

Cooper Institute 
Via their YouTube channel Cooper Institute offers free videos to stay active. 

Digital Magazines - RB Digital
Access digital magazines anytime with your library card.

Enki
Fiction and nonfiction eBooks, plus popular Study Aids.

Freegal
Free music service from your library.  Freegal offers access to about 15 million songs.

Gale Open Access to Teaching and Learning
Gale, a Cengage company, has partnered with librarians and educators around the world to build connections between content, technology, and people to further discoveries and insights for all. They are currently offering open access to some of our most comprehensive resources for learning anywhere, at any time.  These resources include:

  • Gale In Context: College offers interdisciplinary content for undergraduate students that reinforces skill development in problem-solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.

  • Gale In Context: Canada is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of Canadian topics, people, places, and events.

Instructables 
Workshops for crafts, cooking, outdoor living, art, teaching, electronics and more. Classes, projects videos are offered on this free site. 

MANGO
Interactive Language Learning resource plus ESL.

National Emergency Library
A collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.

National Geographic Virtual Library
Access over 300 eBook titles published by National Geographic

NY TIMES
Enjoy unlimited access to NYTimes.com on any device. Choose from English, Español or 中文.

OVERDRIVE 
Download eBooks and eAudiobooks with your library card.

Romance Book Cloud 
Access to romance novels eBooks with no check-outs or wait times.  
FREE access to collections until August 31, 2020. 

Sign School 
Interactive  American Sign Language learning resource.  

TeachingBooks.net 
TeachingBooks.net is for anyone who reads, teaches, or enjoys books for children and teens.

Universal Class
Over 500 online continuing education courses.

YMCA 360 
Health and fitness videos.