Online Resources

Trying to figure out what to do while the library is closed (more details here)? Here are some resources we have gathered to help you through the coming weeks as we focus on community health.

You can find eBooks, audiobooks, music albums, tv series, and movies on Hoopla Digital. Every Ottawa Library patron with an active library card in good standing gets 5 checkouts through Hoopla Digital per month at no cost to the patron.

Online copies of many popular magazines (and several more obscure ones too) can be found on Flipster. This can be accessed by logging in to with your library card number and password then following the links for digital content at the bottom of the page.

We are happy to introduce Kanopy as a new service for our patrons. Kanopy offers digital streaming movies. You can access our portal at Every Ottawa Library patron with an active library card in good standing gets 10 Kanopy checkouts per month at no cost to the patron.

Free Websites for Kids

ABCya! Practice math and reading skills all while playing fun games.

Fun Brain Play games while practicing math and reading skills

Highlights Kids Read, play games, and conduct cool science experiments.

International Children's Digital Library A free, online library of digitized children's books

Into The Book Go "into the book" to play games that practice reading strategies.

National Geographic Young Explorers Learn about geography and fascinating animals!

Oxford Owl An excellent resource for eBooks, math, and activities for ages 3-11

PBS Kids - Hang out with your favorite characters all while learning

Starfall Practice your phonics skills with these read-along stories.

Storyline Have some of your favorite stories read to you by movie stars.

Storynory Free audio stories for kids, including fairytales, myths, poems, and history.

Suessville Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Suess and his friends.

Switcheroo Zoo Watch, listen, and play games to learn all about amazing animals.

Here are some fun activities that don't require screen time.

Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Activities

National Park Virtual Tours

Acadia National Park

Arches National Park

Badlands National Park

Big Bend National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Bruce Canyon National Park

Canyonlands National Park

Channel Islands National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park

Denali National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park

Everglades National Park

Glacier National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Teton National Park

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

Mesa Verde National Park

Mount Rainier National Park

Olympic National Park

Redwood National and State Parks

Rocky Mountain National Park

Sequoia National Park

Shenandoah National Park

Virgin Islands National Park

Wind Cave National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Yosemite National Park

Zion National Park


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