Library related COVID-19 resources and articles ICfL staff think you will find useful!

Idaho State Board of Education Extends Soft Closure for K-12 – The Idaho State Board of Education extended its soft closure of public schools and charter schools for the remainder of the school year.

Coronavirus: a book for children
School Library Journal review of this book with link to free digital version at the bottom or article!  (Deana)

COVID-19 3D Learning Models 
Free 3D science models featuring a pretty cool model of COVID-19 front and center. (Stephanie)

The Libraries as Launchpads resources from Creative Startups Sign up for entrepreneurs provides access to the resources. Freely accessible through May 2020. (Randy)

The Arlington Public Library in Virginia is crowd sourcing a “Quaranzine,” a small online publication of local art and writing by the Arlington community, distributed through the library’s website. I find this a delightful way to engage the community in a participatory art project, that’s also part cultural preservation and part digital literacy too! (Annie)

What’s a Home Safari? Everyday while school is out, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will be hosting a “home safari” on their Facebook Live Feed at 3 p.m. ET, and posting later on YouTube. They will have up-close animal experiences, plus activities to do at home. You may even get an up close and personal look at the famous Fiona the hippo. (Stephanie)

LiLI webinar: Make the Most of the EBSCO eBook Collections Enjoy temporary access through June 30th (Allison)

Crush the Curve – New initiative, supported by Idaho businesses, innovators and leaders, as Idaho ramps up its efforts to get more front line/essential workers tested with the Assess, Test and Trace method and get folks back to work. (Kristina)

Virtual Vacations – It’s that time of year when I get the itch to travel, but I can’t right now! That desire is heightened by the current state of our lives. I remind myself that, “It is OK to feel like I need to escape my current reality for a bit!” (Deana)