As libraries close to limit transmission of the COVID-19 virus, we are working to ensure that patrons have access to a wide variety of electronic resources for education and entertainment. Be sure to scroll all the way down; there are many resources for all ages on this page.
Resources for Children
The Free Library of Philadelphia has a page full of resources, apps, and interesting sites divided by topic.
Here is a list of children’s authors doing online read alouds & activities.
This website has 100 links to activities for kids to do during school closures.
STEM Topics, Tours and Live Animal Cameras
Virtual Tours Around the World
Resources for Everyone
The MackinVIA service provides a consortium collection of eBooks to patrons of school libraries. This value-added service is available to any SELS member school regardless of whether they are automated through SELCO.
eBooks and eAudiobooks
The OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks service provides electronic media to patrons of public libraries who participate in our online catalog. With an account in good standing, patrons have access to a variety of eBooks and eAudiobooks from many major publishers.
You can also access eBooks from SELCO and eBooks and eAudiobooks from Rochester Public Library through the Libby app on your smart device.
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Research databases from several major distributors are collectively purchased on behalf of the region by SELCO. These are available to patrons of libraries who participate in the shared online catalog.
The state of Minnesota also provides access to a number of databases through ELM, eLibrary Minnesota.
Minitex has created a list of temporary access databases for all ages, usernames and passwords are included.
Sites for Online Learning
Theater, Film, Performing and Creative Arts