Free Resources for the Whole Family during COVID-19

We have compiled a running list of resources and websites that are offering their services for free during the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you know of a great website not listed here that is free for users, please let us know and we will add it.  This is all in addition to the resources we provide you free of charge with your library card!  If you are a resident of Stewart and in need of a library card to access our regular resources, email us at  stewartpubliclibrary@gmail.com and we will get you set up!

Learn a New Skill:

edX: https://www.edx.org/

A website offering many university level courses for free!

Duolingo: https://www.duolingo.com/

Learn a new language in a fun and encouraging way in this easy to use platform.

Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/

A non-profit offering free online classes for everyone.

Professional Support

Zoom: https://zoom.us/

Reliable video conferencing platform that can be used for meetings, audio conferencing, webinars, meeting recordings and live chat.  Free accounts are available that allow up to 40 minute meetings with 100 participants.

CFIB: Small Business Resources: https://www.cfib-fcei.ca/en

An excellent resource for small business owners who have questions about how to navigate this unprecedented time.

EDUCATIONAL for all ages

NASA: https://www.nasa.gov/

A great resource to keep both young and (not-so young) minds entertained while learning about space.

Explore.org: https://explore.org/livecams

Have fun watching different animals in their different habitats through these live webcams

San Diego Zoo Webcam: https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

Enjoy the antics of the animals at the zoo from the comfort of your couch.

Smithsonian Institute: https://www.si.edu/collections

View exhibits online from the Smithsonian Museum

NPR Music: https://www.npr.org/music

A list of live virtual concerts that are available to you for free.  These are usually streamed through Facebook, Instagram and You tube.

Fun for Kids:

Scholastic Canada: http://www.scholastic.ca/kids/

Lots of activities based around your children’s favourite books

ABCya!: https://www.abcya.com/

Interactive and educational games for elementary school aged children.

123 Homeschool 4 Me: https://www.123homeschool4me.com/

Help keep your kids busy and practice their academic skills with the help of this website full of downloadable worksheets, activities and games.

National Geographic for Kids:  https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

A trusted favourite, there is lots of activities and games that can be found here!

TV for FREE

CBC: https://gem.cbc.ca/

CTV: https://www.ctv.ca/Home

City TV: https://www.citytv.com/vancouver/

Food Network: https://www.foodnetwork.ca/video/

Free access to full episodes of their regular content.