All the best resources in one place

Stay up to date on all the digital resources available for your family during the Coronavirus outbreak.

This curated collection of resources features virtual programs created by the Orem Library as well as lists of the best online resources from other educational institutions.

All resources found on this page are free to Orem Library card holders.

Our Favorites for Kids

Explora ebooks and resources
Explora offers free informational magazines, newspapers, and ebooks for K-12 students and educators.
Abdo ebooks
PreK-8 and grades 5-12. A wide selection of free, always available ebooks for preK to grade 12 that are read directly in your browser and with page turning special effects.
Junior Library Guild
Junior Library Guild has unlimited access to ebooks, live virtual author visits, and exclusive on-demand webcasts, including a new quarantine-themed web read aloud.
Dav Pilkey at Home
Click here for drawing demonstrations, read alouds, and other videos starting on April 1
Tutor.com
Live, one-on-one tutoring from 12:00 pm to 12:00 am. You can also submit a paper for review, drop off math questions, and take practice quizzes and exams.
Hogle Zoo
Follow Hogle Zoo on Facebook or Instagram to join their live events at 11:30 am Monday through Friday.
Tracy Aviary
Follow Tracy Aviary on Instagram to watch daily bird shows.
Living Planet Aquarium
Follow the aquarium on Instagram for daily live events at 3 pm.

Our Favorites for Teens

Manga
Manga publishers have made 450 titles available to read online!
Girls Who Code from Home
Exclusive free Girls Who Code curriculum available for download during the school closure.
Code Break
Code Break is a weekly interactive classroom with coding challenges for beginners, experienced students, and students without a computer.
Weekly STEM Challenges
Every Wednesday the Stem Action Center of Utah posts a new STEM challenge, ranging from engineering to coding. They post the best videos on their channel that week.
Tutor.com
Live, one-on-one tutoring from 12 noon until midnight. You can also submit a paper for review, drop off a math question, and take practice quizzes and exams.
Learning Express Test Prep
College admission exam practice tests, career preparation, homework helps, a high school equivalency center, and more all found here.
Drivers Ed Exam Prep
This database will prepare you for any driver’s licensing exam, with resources like DLD practice tests, marathon exams with hundreds of relevant questions, and cheat sheets for last minute cramming.
Google Arts and Culture
An online platform with art selfies, educational videos, and thousands of high-resolution images of artworks and other landmarks to view or explore virtually with Google’s Street View technology.
Virtual National Parks Tours
Follow park rangers on a journey through some of the most stunning and remote places in the national parks, all in 360 degrees.

New Resources

Check out these newly available resources!

SYNC Audiobooks for Teens
Two paired audiobook titles are available FREE each week. Aimed at teens 13+, this year’s selections include authors Tiffany D. Jackson, Francisco X. Stork, Shelby Mahurin, Bill Konigsberg, and Octavia E. Butler. Register for SYNC 2020 today! 
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Now available for unlimited ebook and audiobook downloads in 15 languages during the month of May.
Fairy Tale Digital Escape Room
Click here for a fairy tale inspired escape room from the Taneytown Library. Recommended for tweens and teens.
At Home with Olaf
Click here to watch the all-new original animated series, featuring Olaf
Activity Sheets from Disney
Click here for free downloadable activity sheets from Disney books.

Databases Highlight

  • Mango

    “What I like about Mango is that you can record your voice and compare your pronunciation to a native speaker. It compares your sound waves and shows you where your emphasis differs from native speakers."

    -Josie

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  • Creativebug

    "One of my favorite things about Creative Bug is Creative Bug Television. I enjoy learning more about the artists and watching the mesmerizing time lapses of their works."

    -Natalie

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  • OverDrive

    “Did you know you can stream videos from OverDrive? It's a veritable treasure trove of feature films (The Imitation Game), mini-series (Lonesome Dove), kids shows and movies (Paddington), documentaries (IMAX Bears), Sundance films (Blackfish), and over 160 Great Courses (Wonders of the National Parks)."

    -Jaime

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  • Universal Class

    “What’s available on Universal Class? The real question is what isn’t available? There's mathematics, test preparation, homeschooling, computer classes, writing skills, business, personal development, and so many other categories."

    -Julie

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  • Explora

    “Explora has a great video collection. I enjoyed the art section, especially the videos about cartoons and cosplay."

    -Corinne

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  • Tutor.com

    “Tutor.com is great online educational resource! It offers live on-demand, online tutoring in all core K-12 subjects from 12 noon until midnight. Students (and parents!) can sign on for one-on-one tutoring sessions to get help from either English or Spanish speaking tutors."

    -Jaime

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Database Tips & Tricks

  • Learning through Universal Class works because you have assignments and tests, and you receive real feedback regarding your work and progress. Plus, all the programs are self-paced so you can work whenever and wherever you want.

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  • Did you know that all of the lessons on Mango Languages can be downloaded so you can learn and practice without a wifi connection or using your data? Mango starts with everyday phrases,too, instead of vocabulary you wouldn't use in most situations.

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  • One of my favorite features of Tutor.com is the Math and English Drop Off service, where you can submit a math question/problem or a paper for tutors to review. They will then either send your feedback or prepare a personalized tutorial to help you. These will be left in your ‘locker’ for review at any time.

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  • Did you know that RBdigital offers eMagazines? Did you know that those magazines are always available for checkout? That’s right, no more hold lists! Plus, many of the magazines have multiple back issues available too!

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  • Do you think it's possible to learn a new craft skill in 31 days? With Creative Bug's daily practice videos, you can, and best of all, you'll have a finished product at the end!

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  • Explora for primary and secondary offers ebooks! These are downloaded as a pdf and are always available. Be sure to filter for ebooks only from the left hand menu.

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  • Trying to stream videos from OverDrive? Remember, the Libby app currently doesn’t support these offerings. They can be easily accessed, however, through the OverDrive website or the OverDrive app.

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More Online Resources

Virtual Storytimes, Puppet Shows, and Storytelling

Author Readings

Free eBooks and eAudiobooks

Art Classes

Zoos and Aquariums

Digital Escape Rooms

Virtual Museum Tours

Classical Music and Opera

Dance and Theater

Popular Music

Nature and Other Virtual Experiences

Sports, Health, and Exercise

Online Classes

STEM

These resources were compiled with the help of the Yolo County Library and the Natomas Charter School.