Community Links During the COVID-19 Emergency

Here is a list of links that our may be helpful to members of our community at this time. We will continue to update the list as we find more information for you.

Click on a topic to be taken to the corresponding links:

 

 

COVID-19 information and updates:

 

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Wisconsin Safer at Home order:

 

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Guides to financial, health, and other resources:

 

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Library links:

Scandinavia Public Library: www.scandinavialibrary.org and https://www.facebook.com/Scandinavia.Library/

You can contact the Scandinavia Public Library by emailing to sca@scalib.org or sending us a message through our Facebook page. We cannot guarantee that we will recieve telephone messages in a timely manner.

  • COVID-19 Update for InfoSoup Libraries, including the library closure list
  • OverDrive eBooks and Audiobooks
  • TumbleBooks—Animated picture books for kids
  • rb digital—Audiobooks, magazines, and music lessons
  • BadgerLink offers access to several major newspapers, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal. The Washington Post, and more; Instructions on how to access the newspapers can be seen in this pdf.

 

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Iola-Scandinavia School District

School District website: https://www.iola.k12.wi.us/ and https://www.facebook.com/ISSchoolDist/

 

Teacher/Classroom Facebook pages and websites:

Elementary School

Middle School/High School

Elementary Counselor, Megan Driebel: https://sites.google.com/iola.k12.wi.us/i-sschoolcounseling/home

 

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Other sources that might be helpful:

Cleaning:

Local:

Kids:

  • Audible is offering free, streaming stories for kids.
  • Actress Betty White reads “Harry the Dirty Dog” by Gene Zion in this YouTube video.
  • Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems! is a series of daily videos with activities featuring writer/artist Mo Willems via The Kennedy Center, home of the National Symphony Orchestra. the Washington National Opera, and more!
  • Scholastic is providing 20 days of free educational content for students Pre-K through Grade 6+.
  • 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.
  • We Are Teachers has a great list of authors doing read-alouds and activities for elementary, middle, and high school students.
  • PBS Wisconsin has collected family resources and support for home learning.
  • All About Birds is Cornell University's online resource for bird identification and information. Great for adults and students, the site includes bird song recordings and 1000s of photos you can view, as well as free learning games and activities for students.
  • Weather School with WBAY meteorologist Steve Beylon via his Facebook page.
  • Read, Wonder, and Learn! is a page for preK-12 students and their parents by author-educator Kate Messner. It features videos of authors reading their books paired with activity suggestions and links to more information.
  • At-Home Learning combines television broadcasts with digital resources for grades preK-12 produced by PBS Wisconsin and Milwaukee PBS in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
  • This YouTube video features lovable, furry, old Grover reading "The Monster at the End of This Book!" (a book featuring lovable, furry, old Grover!).

Culture:

  • The Metropolitan Opera will present “Nightly Met Opera Streams,” encores of past performances from it’s Live in HD series. (Scroll down the page, click on the performance you’d like to see, then scroll down the linked page until you find the video. Click to play!)
  • The Seattle Symphony will offer free video broadcasts of previous performances via their YouTube and Facebook channels. You can find their program schedule on their website, where you can also sign up for email reminders.
  • House Beautiful has compiled links to 8 Museums You Can Virtually Tour Right Now, including the Frick Art Museum, the J. Paul Getty Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Musée d'Orsay, among others. Many museums also have pages with activities for children and families.

 

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