Library Resources

Due Dates Extended

Due dates for all materials checked out from the Library will be due when the Library opens again. For example, if the Library opens May 1, materials will be due May 1. For more info., please contact the Library at 402-537-3900 or lvlibrary@cityoflavista.org.

eLibrary Resources

Our library may be closed for the time being, but we’re still here for you! Our full-time staff is still reporting to work and our eLibrary resources aren’t going anywhere! From music downloads to streaming video to eMagazines and of course eBooks and Audiobooks, it’s literally all right here! Visit our website, www.cityoflavista.org/eLibrary for the full list of resources! 

Need Help with eLibrary Resources?

The library has a wealth of online resources for you to use during this time, free of charge! If you need help accessing these resources, send an e-mail to lvlibrary@cityoflavista.org and the passwords will be sent to you. 


Free Resources During Coronavirus

Tax Forms
IRS Federal Tax Forms – www.irs.gov
Nebraska State Tax Forms - https://revenue.nebraska.gov/about/forms/individual-income-tax-forms

Multi-user e-books
www.Sebcobooks.com

user name: Keepreading
password:   Sebco
ID: 1


Free sites anyone can access:
Art, Culture & Design

A Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections - curated by MCN (Museum Computer Network), who "envision a world in which all museums are empowered digitally to achieve their missions."

North Carolina Digital Heritage Center -  explore original materials from 272 libraries, museums, and archives across North Carolina.

Virtual Field Trips - 30+ field trips you can take from the comfort of your home!

Virtual Museum Tours - curated by Travel & Leisure.

Virtual Walking Tours

Free home crafting bundle. Lots of fun printables that might make a good package: https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-free-home-crafting-bundle/


The National Emergency Library
During this unprecedented time in history, access to printed books is becoming difficult or impossible. COVID-19 is forcing students, educators, and everyday readers to rely on digital books more than ever before. That’s why the Internet Archive has temporarily suspended all waitlists, allowing you to immediately check out any of the 1.4 million books currently in our lending library. Until June 30th or the end of the US national emergency (whichever comes later), every borrowable book will be immediately accessible by anyone—creating, in effect, a National Emergency Library.

Books

Audio Book Cloud - an all-ages online audio book library collection of streaming audio books for schools and libraries.

Authors Everywhere - a YouTube Channel created and run by children’s book writers and illustrators. On this channel, you’ll find workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice, and more.   

KidLit TV - online read-alouds, kid lit podcasts, activities and more. KidLit TV is a winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, the Norton Juster Award for Devotion to Literacy, and one of the American Library Association’s Great Websites For Kids.

Loyal Books (formerly Books Should Be Free) - thousands of free eBooks and audiobooks in the public domain.

Open Library - over 1,000,000 free eBook titles, mostly in the public domain. Also includes a growing lending library of over 200,000 contemporary titles.

Project Gutenberg - a collection of over 60,000 free eBooks in the public domain.

Romance Book Cloud - more than 1700 romance eBooks. Read to your heart’s content!

Storyline Online - the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

TumbleBooks

Here’s a great tool that will help the whole homeschooling thing. All library cardholders now have access to TumbleBooks, which is a clearinghouse of thousands of ebooks for all ages! La Vista Library patrons will enjoy unlimited access from home with no checkouts, no holds and no bulky downloads and the books are available instantly! We have all the usernames and passwords below: 

TumbleBooks Usernames & Passwords

K-6 children’s ebook database

Username: tumble735

Password: books

K-6 math ebook database

Username: tumble2020

Password: A3b5c6

Grade 7-12 ebook database

Username: tumble2020

Password: A3b5c6

All ages audio book database

Username: tumble2020

Password: A3b5c6

A huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!

Username: tumble2020

Password: A3b5c6

Education
All About Birds - online guide to birds and bird watching.

Chatham County Schools At-Home Learning

Digital collections of the State Archives of North Carolina and the State Library of North Carolina.

Digital Public Library of America - includes primary source sets for educators preparing to teach remotely during the COVID-19 outbreak. Each set contains a variety of primary sources, context, lesson plans, discussion questions and student activities.

Learning At Home - a Wakelet list curated by Joyce Valenza, Assistant Professor Rutgers University SC&I, teacher-librarian, a Milken Educator, a Google Certified Teacher, and a Library of Congress American Memory Fellow.  

Scholastic Learn At Home - daily themed lessons created by staff a Scholastic Classroom Magazine, for Pre-K through Grades 6+. 

Tumble Math - math eBooks for kids in grades K-6. Read books about math concepts online and take quizzes to help master the concept learned.

World Book Online - free access to World Book Encyclopedia (through April 30) as well as nonfiction eBooks, early learning resources, activities and crafts, and much more.  (If you are not automatically logged in, enter username wbsupport and password distancelearn.)  

Movies
Folkstreams - documentary films of American Culture

Internet Archive - a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Music
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - tour digital collections, view archival footage and listen to rare recordings.

Grammy Museum At Home -  the GRAMMY Museum will make never-before-released content from the GRAMMY Museum archives available to the public. Each day will spotlight a different pillar of the Museum’s Mission.

Nightly Met Opera Streams - every day for the duration of the Met’s closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series will be made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 20 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 3:30 p.m. the following day. The schedule will include outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years of cinema transmissions, starring all of opera’s greatest singers.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - free online learning resources. Sign up for a free membership to Rock Hall EDU and access lesson plans, activity sheets, presentations, videos, playlists, and digitized primary source materials from the Rock Hall’s library and archives. 

Performing Arts
Center for Puppetry Arts @ Home - workshops, museum tours, and puppet shows from your home for FREE!

Photography
Museum of Photographic Arts - view online exhibitions and learn about photography through videos and other online resources.

National Geographic Photography - view the Photo of the Day, Series, Galleries, and more.
Online Resources to Help Adults Stay Sane in the Time of COVID -19
Art Collections and Museums

Smithsonian
National Museum of Natural History https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour/current-exhibits
National Portrait Gallery

Aquariums and Zoos


Coloring Pages and Books for Adults


Free College Courses Online


NASA

National Parks and Gardens


Theater and Opera