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Based on CDC recommendations, Avondale libraries are closed until further notice. Please check our closure page for more details.

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Digital resources are available so that patrons may use the library from the comfort of their own home with their own devices. Card holders are encouraged to use apps like cloudLibrary, Hoopla and TumbleBooks to stream videos and check out e-books and e-audiobooks. Additionally, patrons may use many other digital resources like Britannica Library, In Context: High School, and Kids InfoBits . All e-media services are available at https://www.avondalelibrary.org/books-media/free-downloadables and e-resources are available at https://www.avondalelibrary.org/research .

For those of you using hoopla, you'll be exited to learn that they've created a special Bonus Borrows Collection of titles that won't count against your 10-item monthly limit!

Additional Resources

Compiled below is a list of additional resources to keep you and your family entertained and engaged.

Resource Description
Arizona PBS
https://azpbs.org/2020/03/education-resources-while-schools-are-closed/
  • How do I help my child keep learning while schools are closed?
  • How do I discuss the coronavirus with children and reinforce healthy habits?
  • How can teachers continue to support their students?
Read On Arizona
http://www.readonarizona.org/resources/az-family-engagement-center/family-literacy-resources/
Partners in the AZ Family Engagement Center provide free resources to support parents and practitioners.

NCFL Links
http://www.wonderopolis.org/
https://30days.familieslearning.org/
http://www.familytrails.com/

Homework Choice Boards
https://apps.jefferson.kyschools.us/orchard/JCPS-Choice-Board-Portal

Free Education Apps
http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/

Mindfulness & Calming Activities
https://www.cosmickids.com/

Creating learning moments from everyday life
Make Way for Books
https://makewayforbooks.org/app/
Great books at your fingertips
Parents Guide to Google Classroom
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Sgk9Pq5eCRJFvnjM9PNdei21z5-AQ6l0-bJqFE7n25o/mobilepresent?slide=id.p
 
Stand for Children
http://stand.org/national/coronavirus-outbreak
 
Scholastic
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
 
Unite for Literacy
http://www.uniteforliteracy.com/
Website has hundreds of non-fiction picture books for young readers. Can also be accessed through free app, on iOS and Android called -- Unite Books --families can read books in English and Spanish.
Maricopa County Schools Offering Food During Outbreak Closures
https://www.azfamily.com/news/list-phoenix-area-schools-offering-food-during-coronavirus-outbreak-closures/article_dc7f0a80-66f3-11ea-891b-bb601c29e861.html
 
Avondale Grab N'Go Meal Program Details
https://www.avondalelibrary.org/services/kids/programs-events/special-program
Breakfast and lunch is provided at select sites to any child through age of 18, regardless if they are enrolled in the district. Student must be present at time of pick up.
Littleton Grab N' Go Meal Program
littleton:%0dhttps://tb2cdn.schoolwebmasters.com/accnt_179983/site_179984/Documents/Littleton-Grab-and-Go-Meal-Program.pdf
 
Pendergast Elementary School District
http://www.pesd92.org/districtnews/2019_20/announcements/Grab and Go Flyer.pdf
 All twelve school sites will provide a grab and go breakfast and lunch meal. Additionally, Food Service and Transportation Departments will be collaborating and distributing meals via specified bus routes within each of our school campus communities.
Union School District
http://unionesd.org/community/parent_resources/emergency_food_pickup_information
 

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