If you don’t have a library card, but you wish to use digital items, you can apply for a card through the Arrowhead Library System website. If you include an email address as part of your application, your card number will be emailed to you the same day your physical card is placed in the mail.

This summer, as part of the Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover reading program, we are posting a series of trivia and decoding challenges on our Facebook and Instagram feeds. Here’s the third one for the summer.

Morse code


We now have access to Tumble Book Library through the Arrowhead Library System. This site has tons of kids ebooks, graphic novels, puzzles and games.

Mark your calendars for a statewide event featuring the current One Book | One Minnesota title, A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota. The discussion is free and is scheduled for Thursday, August 20, at 7 p.m. Register for the discussion with authors of A Good Time for the Truth: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_itAlWAznRSSeUpezvnXyIA


Don’t forget about Brainfuse! IFPL has a subscription that allows students to interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, and homework help. (It also has an Adult Learning Center with access to a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more!)

BookPage has published their latest issue in an online format only. Click here to view the zine.

Storyline Online has a ton of recorded stories, but don’t forget we stream our regular Storytime live on the International Falls Public Library Facebook page, Thursdays at 10:30 until we can meet again.

If you’re in the mood for music, the Metropolitan Opera is offering nightly streaming of operatic concerts. The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is also hosting free live concerts periodically.

Tumblebooks is offering free access to their site for library patrons. They have a grade K-6 Children’s Ebook Database, a K-6 Math Database, a 7-12 grade Ebook Database, and an Adult Audiobook Database. This is an amazing resource! Take advantage of it while it’s available.

Travel and Leisure has compiled a list of twelve museums worldwide that are offering free virtual tours.

FunBrain has tons of math and reading games for kids. And if you want something a bit more difficult, the New York Times has several of their games available for free here.

If you’re looking for free Manga, here’s a list of publishers who are sharing free content during this time.

If you are caring for a loved one, and need ideas to spark conversation, Reminiscence Therapy videos is offering a 30-day free trial.

The Great Courses has a free 30-day trial. We also have several of these courses on DVD that you can check out at the library as well.

And don’t forget to check out our resources under the Education Tab on this website. We have access to all sorts of materials that can help you prevent summer slide.

Here’s a list of 20 Virtual Field Trips you can take with your kids.