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COVID-19 Support for Libraries and Librarians: Education Resources

Tools to help West Virginia libraries and librarians in response to COVID-19.

Free Education Resources

Education resource offers to help families, educators, and school librarians support learning while students are at home.

WVLC Guides: Educational Resources for Families During COVID-19

Resources compiled for educational materials and opportunities including a list of virtual storytimes held by state libraries.

WVLC Guides: Open Educational Resources (OER)

Find, create, or evaluate free or low-cost open educational resources at every level.


Comcast Internet Essentials Free At-Home Learning

Comcast Internet Essentials customers have free access to several resources for remote learning and home schooling as a result of the pandemic. These include: Wide Open School, DOGOnews, DOGObooks, PBS Learning Center, Met Kids, Science Friday, CoolMath4Kids, Project Gutenberg, and Duck Duck Moose.

Distance Education and Engagement LibGuide (ACRL Pandemic Resources for Academic Libraries)

This guide from the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) lists numerous support resources for those newly teaching online.

Penguin Random House Open License Online Story Time and Classroom Read-Aloud Videos and Live Events

In order to encourage reading and classroom read-aloud experiences, and to support schools and public libraries forced to close by the escalating COVID-19 outbreak, Penguin Random House is permitting teachers, librarians and booksellers to create and share story time and read-aloud videos and live events, according to certain guidelines. Extended through March 31, 2021. Go here for more information.

WV Department of Education Coronavirus 19 Information - Resources

Gathers resources and student engagement ideas from recent WV education listserv emails and additional information and support for WV educators. Includes technology-free and screen-free resources.

West Virginia Educator Hub

The West Virginia Department of Education is seeking activities, ideas, lessons, or solutions from West Virginia educators that meet the needs of the current remote learning situation. If you have an idea to share, please visit the West Virginia Educator Hub using the link above, and then complete the form to submit your activity, idea, lesson, or solution to the West Virginia Department of Education. Submissions will be reviewed each week and featured on the West Virginia Educator Hub throughout the coming months. Please share your successes in this time of remote learning with your fellow educators.

West Virginia Specific Content for Re-Teaching, Review, and/or Enrichment
Education Station, WV Public Broadcasting)

The West Virginia Department of Education is partnering with West Virginia Public Broadcasting to provide content for two 30-minute segments per week that will cover all developmental levels.

Beginning March 31, West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s statewide television network will air "Education Station" Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Check out the links below to see the content for the first segment and the promotional video:

About this Guide

This guide is a work-in-progress and will be updated as we are able.

Listings are not endorsements and may not be comprehensive. If you learn of something that you'd like us to include, please share it with the librarian below.

COVID-19-Related Events

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