COVID-19 update: The library is open to the public from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Monday and Thursday, and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM with restrictions. Curbside pick-up is Fridays from 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM. Please check the library’s home page for more details.
Welcome to your Siloam Springs Public Library Digital Resources page. It is here you will be able to access those links that will allow you to access items to read, listen to, or watch. You will need your library card for some resources. Other sites will let you access them without a card.
Your Library is available 24/7 through the following resources:
SSPL Young Adult Instagram
Polaris On-line Library Catalog
Recorded Books Digital
TumbleBooks - eBooks for eKids!
Recommendations can be made by patrons using the Arkansas Library2Go site for digital items. Search for the title or author. Click on "Recommend to library" under the availibility tab. Make sure you recommend the format you want it in (audiobook or ebook). When you recommend the title, it will take you to another page which describes the item you are recommending. If you recommend it again, it will put you on the wait list. There is no guarantee the item will be ordered. You are limited to 3 requests per month.
The user name for TumbleBooks - eBooks for eKids! is Tumble735. The password is books. The password for all other Tumble products (TumbleMath, TeenBookCoud, AudioBookCloud, and RomanceBookCloud) is Tumble2020 and the password is A3b5c6. Many of the books will not work with Microsoft browsers (IE, Edge). On desktops TumbleBooks recommend using Chrome. These resources are available until August 31, 2020 on a trial basis.
Traveler Access is provided by the Arkansas State Library. This resource offers books, encyclopedias, magazines, and other resources. Check out CultureGrams, Mango Languages, Public Video Online, and the World Book Resources. These are only a few of the offerings this site has to offer. Research topics for information or to complete an assignment or a project. Access this resource from your home if you are an Arkansas citizen residing in Arkansas, from your local Arkansas library or Arkansas school.
Only in Arkansas
Only in Arkansas is a weekly digital resource that lets people know what is happening in Arkansas. I will periodically post links to sources that are featured in this resource. Enjoy as you get to know Arkansas better!
The ULTIMATE List of Virtual Experience’s in Arkansas - This article allows us to explore Museum Virtual Experiences, National Historic Site Virtual Experiences, Audio Tours, Outdoor Educational Virtual Experiences, an other listings from regional areas. The Siloam Springs Museum is featured in the Museum section.
CALS The Encyclopedia of Arkansas - This is a free and authoritative source of information about the rich history, geography, and culture of Arkansas. You are invited to learn more about the people, places, events, legends, and lore of our great state through text and media.
Arkansas DMV Practice Tests
Arkansas DMV provides a driver education program that provides state-specific practice tests for cars, motorcycles and CDLs. On-line manuals are also provided.
Additional Online Resources
Audible Stories: Free Audiobooks - Amazon is offering a collection of free audio stories for children that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. Some of these stories will be available in other languages. This resource is available on the Chrome Browser.
DailyLit - Fifteen minutes of fiction is delivered to your e-mail every day. It’s a good way to start a reading habit!
Dave Pilkey at Home - The creator of "Dog Man" and "Captain Underpants" has activities and excerpts from his books to help kids get creative and have fun!
Digital Public LIbrary of America - Discover 36,918,180 images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States. This is a great site for educators and students. They have the open bookshelf which is providing summer reading for free.
Duolingo - Learning languages can be fun. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and learn a language in bite-size lessons that are effective!
Explore - A site that has many educational films, most of which are nature based.
Fiveable - This site help students prepare for AP tests in a fun way.
FunBrain - Kids learn while they play and FunBrain offers games and activities to help with this endeavor.
GoNoodle - These videos get kids moving to be their strongest, bravest, silliest, smartest, bestest selves! And its an inspiration for parents and adults that work with kids.
Highlights Kids - This site provides activities, games, and additional resources for kids as they continue to learn.
IMDb TV - You can watch Hollywood hits and television shows.
Internet Archive - This is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. There is also a collection of 1.3 million modern eBooks that may be borrowed by anyone with a free archive.org account.
Library of Congress - A great resource. This is the big library in Washington D.C. and includes many educational resources.
The Literature Network - This database has over 3500 full books and over 4400 short stories and poems by over 260 authors. Their quotations database has over 8500 quotes, and their quiz system features over 340 quizzes. Perfect for students!
National Geographic Kids - Information about various topics are presented through various games, videos, and fast facts!
PBS.org - This is a gateway into PBS KIDS, Food, Arts, Black Culture Connection and Digital Studio. There are also pages for Parents and PBS Teachers. Scroll down to the bottom of the home page under "Our Sites" to gain access to these resources.
Quizizz - Learn while you quiz! Choose from millions of quizzes for every subject and general knowledge topics. Join a game and see where it takes you!
SciShow Kids - Explore all those curious topics that make us ask "why?" Jesse and her robot rat, Squeak, explain fun, complex science concepts for curious minds.
Unite for Literacy - Books for children written in English or Spanish and read in many different languages. Incledues books being read in Hmong.
I hope the above sites provide new and interesting sources for you. There are other sources for free books, movies, and television shows on the Internet as well.