PRLD is committed to providing our communities with resources at this time, even if our physical branches are limited or closed due to the current health concerns of spreading the COVID-19 virus.
This page will feature updates on PRLD services, links to reputable sources of information, and resources from all over the Internet to help you spend time at home that will keep you laughing, entertained, educated, and informed.
Information from world sources
Centers for Disease Control
World Health Organization
State of Idaho COVID-19 resource page
Public Health - Idaho North Central District 2 (our region)
Nimiipuu Health Coronavirus Response
Nimiipuu Health Facebook page
COVID-19 Health Literacy Project (fact sheets in 35 languages)
Occupational Health & Safety Administration
"Talking with Children About COVID-19" - National Association of School Psychologists
Reuters world news, U.S. edition
BBC News coverage (U.K)
COVID-19 Maps & Visuals - list compiled by Univ. of Minnesota
PolitiFact - fact checking social media posts on COVID-19
A visual guide to the pandemic - BBC News
Coronavirus: Guidance for Better Mental Health (U.K.)
ABC News COVID-19 podcast: ABC’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton and other experts respond directly to questions submitted by listeners and viewers.
Podcasts, webinars, and videos from CIDRAP (Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, Univ. of Minnesota)
Talking with patients about COVID-19 w/ Dr. Anthony Fauci of NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
Infectious Diseases Society of America podcast
Educational resources for children
TumbleBook Library - ebook database for grades K-6
TumbleMath - math ebooks for grades K-6
TeenBookCloud - ebook database for grades 7-12
9 Great Virtual Field Trips for Early Learners
Resources for all ages (education, entertainment)
Idaho History at Home - view digital collections, videos, downloadable resources, and more
AudioBookCloud - audiobooks
RomanceBookCloud - steamy romance novels
The Metropolitan Opera - archived videos and weekly livestream (Sat.)
10 University Art Classes You Can Take for Free Online
MIT OpenCourseWare - undergrad and graduate classes from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections
Zoos and Aquariums with livestreams
Top 10 Wildlife Web Cams (Audubon.org)
The Brain Scoop (YouTube) - Each episode brings you along for a new journey into natural history, from interviews with scientists and tours of collections, to expeditions and deep dives into the nitty-gritty work of preparing museum specimens.
ChatterPack: A list of free, online boredom-busting resources from all over the world including language tutorials, museum tours, wildlife videos, and more
National Emergency Library - A collection of free books to download from Archive.org
READY, SET, MAKE!
You can help! Be part of an army of Idaho Makers providing solutions to keep those on the front lines of care safe and healthy!
Check out the resources from Idaho STEM Action Center to determine which option best fits your communities’ needs and what materials are required to begin. The first and most important thing you need to do is to contact your local healthcare leaders (assisted living facilities, hospitals, doctor’s offices, county first-responders) and ask them what their specific needs are!