What can I access from home?
The fabulous thing about books is that you can read them pretty much anywhere. But what to do if, gasp, you run out of books and, double gasp, the library is closed??
Need a book to read or listen to?
If you have not used wheelers e or audio books before before then download this instruction pdf. Note: due to demand we have a limit per student of 2 ebooks or audiobooks at one time. Once you have finished or returned one you can access another one.
If you are not already a member of Selwyn Libraries, this would be a great time to join. It's free and membership gives you access to ebooks, audiobooks, online magazines, and a new platform for streaming films (Kanopy). Click here to join
More Free Audio Books...
Radio New Zealand – Treasure Chest: https://www.radionz.co.nz/collections/storytime-treasure-chest
Radio New Zealand – Not for Children (Young adult) https://www.radionz.co.nz/collections/not-for-children
These two above have been revamped to Storytime https://storytime.rnz.co.nz/
Free audio books: http://www.scholastic.com/parents/blogs/scholastic-parents-raise-reader/free-audio-books-and-why-you-should-try-them
Loyal Books http://www.loyalbooks.com/genre/Children
Learning Lift Off: audio books for kids: https://www.learningliftoff.com/free-audio-books-for-kids/
Need some information for your research project?
If you have homework that needs to be done, take a look at the links below
This is a fabulous New Zealand resource staffed by librarians to help you search online for the information you need. So how does it work? You can use their search box "Many Answers" to find a list of websites for your topic
Live chat with a librarian between 1pm and 6pm Monday - Friday; tell them what you are searching for, which subject it is for etc, and they will search the internet with you for relevant and trusted websites, they will even email you a list of websites they found so that you don't have to remember them all
Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand offers many pathways to understanding New Zealand. It is a comprehensive guide to the country’s peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and society.
This is an excellent site to find information on any aspect of NZ, past and present.
This is a great resource covering all curriculum areas. Because you are accessing EPIC from home then you will need to use this login: darfieldhs password: 22darfieldhs.
EPIC Discovery is a tool that enables you to search across most of the e-resource collections as well as Digital NZ, Index New Zealand and PapersPast in ONE single search.
If you scroll below EPIC Discovery you will find thousands of links for every curriculum area. Check it out!
The Topic Explorer helps you find quality resources on a range of topics. Each topic features carefully selected national and international resources, including websites, images, videos, books and more.