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If art is part of your student’s curriculum or you’re simply looking for family-friendly craft ideas and inspiration, our Digital Library has you covered. We’ve rounded up our favourite eResources to help every student channel their inner artist and discover the joy in creating.  

Use your free Library membership to access these great apps and resources. No Library card? No problem. Sign up for free online and start using it now. 

Creativebug 

Enjoy free unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes for every age and skill level with Creativebug. Find courses in everything from printmaking and drawing to knitting, hand lettering, and cake decorating. 

  • Get your doodle on with a Creative Doodling class. This four-part video series will have older children transforming the thoughts swirling in their heads into creative, personal art. (Ages 10+) 

World Book Online for Kids 

World Book Online for Kids is an online learning platform developed  for young users. Children can explore a variety of topics in easy-to-read articles, images, and videos. You can also solve puzzles while learning fun facts or try out experiments. 

  • Is your little musician looking for new ways to make some noise? Build your own Flute, Rubber-Band Strummer, or Coffee-Can Bongos with easy instructions under the Activities icon then choose Make Some Noise. (Ages 6 10)  
  • Use art to learn about geography!  Under the Maps and More icon, try the Outline Maps and Flags feature. Choose a continent and then a country to get a downloadable map of that country and its flag, perfect for colouring or imagining your next adventure. (Ages 6 12)  

Gale Virtual Reference Library 

Find full-text eBooks for learners of all ages in the Gale Virtual Reference Library on subjects including coding, business, science, and travel. 

  • If your child loves wandering through a gallery or museum, take a look at the book Art That Changed the World. It tells an engaging story of art from ancient to modern times and includes photos of important works. (Ages 9 12)

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