Friday 17 April 2020

Digital Resource for Wellness, Literacy and Numeracy, Post #6, April 17, 2020, Okanagan Regional Library E-Resources & E-Cards!

Okanagan Regional Library - OverDrive

Thank You Mme Reed, teacher-librarian, Shuswap Middle School (SMS) Library, for your April 15th blog post about Okanagan Regional Libary's (ORL) e-cards and e-resources:

Okanagan Regional Library eCards

You can apply for a public library eCard online! 
It will give access to all their electronic resources, including e-books.

Here's the link to apply:

And here are the answers to FAQ about eCards:

Once you have your eCard, you'll want to explore their collection of eBooks and learn how to download Libby, the app that lets you read on your personal device. 

There are instructions and video tutorials about the Libby eReader app here:

Easy peasy! If you get stuck ... call the toll-free eBook Help Line at ORL: 1-855-853-2665

Happy reading!

Note: Ms. Murrells-Allaway (Mme M-A) would be pleased to assist you as well.


Okanagan Regional Library - Vernon Branch

Ms. Ardie Burnham 

Ardie is ORL's children’s- and youth-services librarian in Salmon Arm.  Ms. Burnham is responsible for promoting literacy to children under 18 in the ORL library, schools, and the community.

Today Ms. Burnham shared with our district teacher-librarians about their current programming:

  1. Virtual Family Story Time: currently we have 1 weekly program on Wednesdays at 11:00am run by Ms. Ardie Burnham.  Registration is required and families will need access to a computer/device and wifi.  Next program =
    If this time doesn't work, keep checking the ORL site. We will soon have staff doing virtual story times from Tuesday through Friday. 

    2. Online Coding Club: Every Thursday at 5:30pm, ages 7-13. Registration is required.
    3. Junior Online Colouring Contest: 4. Recorded Picture Book Read-alouds:
    Online Video Picture Read-alongs for kids from the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL).

    5. Recorded Rhymes and Songs:
    Rhyme Time videos to enjoy with your Baby & Toddler Time for development of early-childhood literacy from the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL).
    And don't forget the What to Read Next form

    Keep checking the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) website for further developments

Grade Level

Sections about Learning from Home, Everyday Learning Activities, Resources, Keeping Healthy, COVID-19 Information
Eng, but Fr resources included

Recommended on CBC radio: information as well as counselling support: 1-800-668-6868
Fr & Eng


Created by This site offers author read alouds from elementary to grade twelve: Mo Willems, David Shannon, James Dean, Monique Gray Smith, Oliver Jeffers ... AND MORE!

CBC Books (Twitter @cbcbooks) is continually compiling Canadian authors who are reading their books aloud during this pandemic
Eng & Fr
E-Cards and e-resources available: virtual family story time, online coding club, pre-recorded stories, rhymes, and songs, contests, personalized book suggestions, & more!
Eng but also some Fr


“An engaging math platform that uses a variety of interactive features and games to develop students’ math proficiency” (Keep Learning)

Early to middle yrs

Donna Balzar: garden expert, regular guest on CBC radio in Alberta and host of internationally aired Bugs & Blooms on HGTV: great for beginners or the experienced gardener.  Her podcasts and specifically try this one about starting seeds indoors.
Virtual Tours of
Okanagan Regional Parks
Join Visitor Services staff Tues-Sat in April as they help you connect with nature via @regionalparks Instagram channel.  Programs are scheduled Tue- Fri, 10:30 am Sat, 1:00 pm. Videos then posted on Regional District of Central Okanagan YouTube Channel

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