Learning at Home

Digital Reading Resources - What is An Ebook?

Introducing ebooks and ebook resources by grade level: K-2 Slideshow 3-5 Slideshow

Access to the Chapel Hill Public Library

All MES students, whether they live in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, or elsewhere, have a CHPL library card and can access print books, ebooks, and other resources with the following information:

username: student id(lunch number)

password: MMxDD (birthday month and day, separated by a lowercase x)

Chapel Hill Public Library Virtual Storytimes and Music

In addition to their many digital resources, the CH Public Library has compiled a list of Virtual Storytimes and Music events. Thanks to all the library staff at the Chapel Hill Public Library!

Follett Light Box Titles

To log in, go to destinydiscover.com, and select the following:

Location: Any Location, School: Follett eLearning, McHenry, IL

Then click Go!. When you get to the next page, you will be able to log in with the following credentials:

Username: guest, Password: follett

Thank you CHCCS and Follett for sharing this resource!

Free Internet Access

Charter: Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband & Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who do not have a Spectrum broadband subscription & at any service level up to 100 Mbps. Call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees waived for new student households. For more information, please click on the link provided.

Thank you to Charter, teachers, and community members who passed this opportunity along!

Access from AT&T: Now more than ever, it is important you have access to the Internet to stay in-touch with your family, friends, work and school. Access from AT&T is offering you an affordable way to stay connected by expanding eligibility requirements and offering two months of free internet service to new customers. More details here or call (855) 220-5211.

Thank you to AT&T, as well as the NC PTA for sharing this information!

Harry Potter at Home

Welcome to the Harry Potter At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied - including special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world. We’re casting a Banishing Charm on boredom!

Thank you J.K. Rowling, Bloomsbury, and Scholastic!

International Children's Digital Library

The ICDL Foundation's goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world. Ultimately, the Foundation aspires to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children's literature from the world community.


Morehead Planetarium

Morehead is proud to launch Morehead At Home, a series of virtual engagement opportunities for you at home. They will be sharing videos of scientist stories, 360° versions of our fulldome planeterium shows, live DIY skywatching sessions, and weekly science cafes for adults and teens.

NC Kids Digital Library

Ebooks and Audiobooks. When signing in, select Orange County Library. Student password is the Powerschool ID number. https://nckids.overdrive.com/


NCWiseOwl is available to North Carolina Public School Units for at school and home use through funding at NC Department of Public Instruction. It is the NC K-12 Source for Research Databases, E-Journals, Magazine Subscriptions, Collections, Primary Sources, Encyclopedias, eBooks & More! NCWiseOwl resources are available to all K-12 public school units with access both at school and at home. The password to access the digital materials is wiseowl19.

Thanks to Mr. Smith, our school librarian, for making and sharing an instructional video on how to use this resource!

PBS Kids Daily

From PBS Kids:

As schools across the country are closing, PBS KIDS is here to help. We've put together a daily newsletter for parents to keep kids learning and playing at home. Thanks PBS Kids!

You can use this link to sign up, and PBS Kids encourages sharing the link with friends: http://public.pbs.org/PBSKIDSDaily?

Spanish Children's Stories - The Spanish Experiment

Well-known children's stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. Great for kids... and adults too! Read along in Spanish or English.


StoryLine Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.


Thanks to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, and all its members who make these videos possible!

Storytime from Space

Story Time from Space is a project of the Global Space Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education foundation. The foundation sends children’s books to the International Space Station. While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading these books to the children of Earth. These videos are being edited and placed on this Story Time From Space website- look under the heading ” Story Time Videos”.


Time For Kids

Time for Kids is providing free access to a portion of its digital library. Thank you to Time and its sponsors! https://www.timeforkids.com/


These are direct links. There is no username and password required.

Children's e-book library: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books

Math e-book library: https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6

Vida y Ciencias en Casa

The Museum of Life and Science ha lanzado una nueva página dedicada al contenido científico en español. ¿Curioso? ¡Visita el pagina de Vida y Ciencias en casa!

The Museum of Life and Science has launched a new page dedicated to at-home science content in Spanish. Curious? Check out Vida y Ciencias en casa!


Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. There is so much good happening, and we are here to gather great stuff and organize it so teachers and families can easily find it and plan each day. Thanks to Ms. Grady for sharing!


WorldBook EBook

Whether you are a teacher looking for help with online learning, or a caregiver trying to entertain kids and supplement classroom instruction at home, we have you covered! Our content spans all grade levels and is available 24/7 from any device! https://www.worldbookonline.com/training/distance-learning/distance-learning.htm

Although the site is free, you will be prompted to register in order to be sent log in credentials.

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