Library Closure

Read more about our phased re-opening plan here. In the meantime, please make use of our growing collection of online resources, or call us at (306) 778-2752 (Swift Current) or (306) 773-3186 (Headquarters) to find out how we can help you further.

Education support

In a time of social distancing, we are happy to support ways students can engage with the library and supplement their learning. We have supports for all learners, from early readers, to life-long learners! Our online resources are perfect for accessing ebooks and e-audiobooks from home, as well as conducting research.

Chinook Regional Library has a vast collection of multi-format materials, as well as reliable academic eResources such as

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  • Brittanica Online (Includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Britannica Student Encyclopedia Britannica Elementary Encyclopaedia, the Concise Britannica; the Internet Guide; the Video Guide; the World Atlas, The Year in Review and the Timeline Browse)

  • Gale In Context: Elementary delivers trusted, age-appropriate digital content. Through newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images, and graphics, elementary students can learn about everything from animals and outer space to famous artists and favorite athletes. The database is visual and intuitive, and rewards students’ efforts by developing comprehension and research skills to prepare them for middle school—and a lifetime of learning.

  • Gale in Context: Middle School integrates citable content from magazines, newspapers, videos, and primary sources into an easy-to-navigate database developed with you in mind. Dive into science, social studies, history, literature, and more from National Geographic, Scholastic, NPR, NASA, and other citable sources.

  • Gale In Context: High School Edition, for access to screened, age-appropriate and reliable content from the magazines, newspapers and reference books that librarians prefer, the curriculum demands, and students enjoy.

  • Literature Resource Centre, a current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database. Uniquely relevant to today's curriculum, the resource's rich critical, biographical and contextual materials support interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy, and the development of critical thinking skills.

  • NovelList K-8 Plus, a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers

  • Twayne's Authors Online offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements and to the development of literary genres

  • Universalis Junior for access to a French language Britannica Student Encyclopedia - an impressive 10-volume set, covering subjects studied in school as well as topics of interest to children: historical figures and events, famous individuals and fictional heroes, cities and countries, plants and animals, people and cultures, science and technology, sports, and more.


Early Learners (PreK-Gr 1)

We have lendable Literacy Kits which contain books, games, project ideas, and guides for parents and educators to delve into great literacy topics - from the ABCs, to Healthy Bodies, to Community! Check out the extensive list of topics here (coming soon!), and request them online using our catalogue or your Sask Libraries App!

E-audiobooks - storytime just got a little easier with a wide variety of e-audiobooks to listen to. 

Online activities and STEAM projects with our Chinook Programmer, Tekeyla Friday!

Virtual storytimes led by Tekeyla, many of which have an interactive craft element (you can pick up the free craft supplies from your local branch!).

Elementary and Middle School

Check out this guide to using our e-books!

Gale In Context: Elementary: These are exciting years for our young learners to begin to explore subjects on their own. But sometimes, online search engines can prove to be untrustworthy. Fortunately, we subscribe to Gale In Context: Elementary, an alternative to online searching that keeps children focused on safe, age-appropriate content.

Gale in Context: Middle School: As a middle schooler, research can be challenging, right? You’re not a research guru just yet, and online searches on their own can lead you to unreliable content. Thankfully, Gale In Context: Middle School integrates citable content from magazines, newspapers, videos, and primary sources into an easy-to-navigate database developed with you in mind. Dive into science, social studies, history, literature, and more from National Geographic, Scholastic, NPR, NASA, and other citable sources.

Highschool

Check out this guide to using our ebooks!

Gale in Context: High School: When you have a paper, project, or presentation to complete, the hardest part is figuring out where to start. Gale In Context: High School simplifies your search for information by bringing together hundreds of thousands of images, videos, and audio selections into one easy-to-use database. While online browsers can serve up unreliable or incomplete results, this database lets you explore vetted primary sources, biographies, critical essays, and other materials in many formats — giving you deeper context to high-interest topics.

Resources for Homeschooling

Check out this long list of items available for borrowing to help guide homeschooling and distance learning, or check out the selection below.