School Closure Resources

These resources are provided to help staff, students, and families while school is closed and learning has move online. Please feel free to suggest other resources for me to preview and add to this page!

Below, you will find the following categories:

  • eBooks
  • Books to read – soon to be coming in MOVIE format
  • Read Alouds & Authors/Illustrators who are doing interactive activities
  • Pierce County Library system (FREE resources)
  • Other Resources


  • Pierce County Library eBooks
    • Online access to:
      • eBooks
      • Audiobooks
      • Digital magazines
  • Crabtree eLibrary (2000 eBooks)
    • Username: read
    • Password: free
  • Feedbooks – Public domain eBooks…downloadable…
  • Junior Library Guild (free eBooks and audiobooks)
    • Click the school-level book stream of your choice.
    • Ignore the Personal Account Sign-In box at the top of the page—just scroll down to the books and get started. You can even click the “X” in the top right corner of the sign-in box so that it goes away.
    • Simply click on a book to go to its page, then click the “Read” or “Play” button to begin reading/listening. Audiobooks are designated with a headphone icon on the lower right corner of the book cover; ebooks are designated with a tablet icon on the lower right corner.
    • If an audiobook fails to play, check your browser. Audiobooks will not play in Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge.

Books to read – soon to be coming in MOVIE format

  • Artemis Fowl (by Eoin Colfer) – 1st book in the series
  • The Secret Garden (by Frances Hodgson Burnett)
  • The Bad Guys (by Aaron Blabey)

Read-alouds & Authors/Illustrators who are doing interactive activities:

Pierce County Library system (FREE resources):

The Pierce County Library System has many online e-sources and live tutors. Tools for Students provides the help students need while learning from their homes. Students and parents can get a free library card online and start using it today to access these online resources as well as download e-books, audiobooks, and magazines.

The following online homework resources give students credible and easy to navigate information:

  • HelpNow: Speak with professional real-time, online tutors and get expert help on essays to calculus.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Access hundreds of full-text electronic books covering a wide range of subjects from biography and business to law and literature.
  • Gale Biography in Context: Review brief biographies with links to articles in newspapers, magazines and websites.
  • Culture Grams: Explore the cultures of hundreds of countries, provinces and states, including famous people and recipes.
  • Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Compare opinions, articles and reference materials about controversial topics.
  • Science Online from Infobase: Discover experiments, videos, biographies and science research.
  • Pronunciator: Learn nearly 90 languages.
  • SIRS Discoverer: Access research for middle and elementary students incorporating articles from 1,400+ publications and selected topic websites.

Parents and teachers may also find booklists for every grade and Accelerated Reader lists to help improve student-reading levels – many books are available online.

Find these and other learning resources at

Other Resources:

  • WA Digital TeachKit
    • Easy-to-use guides crafted by teacher librarians to help K12 educators select, understand, and use commonly-adopted digital learning tools in Washington State
  • Classroom Management in the Digital Age
    • Suggestions and information on how to manage devices in the classroom (or out of it)
  • World Book Online
    • Login information on Brouillet Destiny homepage
    • Access to:
      • Encyclopedias
      • Games
      • Science information
      • Social Studies Information
      • Reader’s Theater plays (in Dramatic Learning)
      • Activities
      • Timelines
  • National Geographic Kids
    • Login information on Brouillet Destiny homepage
    • Access to:
      • Videos
      • Articles
      • National Geographic Kids magazine