Digital Resources

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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 Facebook

SSPL Facebook Link

SSPL Blog

Siloam Springs Public Library Blog

Polaris On-line Library Catalog

Polaris On-line Catalog Link

SSPL Young Adult Instagram

This is the link to the Young Adult Instagram social media site

Arkansas Library2Go

Arkansas Library2Go Link

Universal Class

Universal Class Link

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 availability 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. 

Digital Children's Library

Digital Resources of the Month

Two or three digital resources will be highlighted every month. Please check these resources out and let us know what you think! 

Highlights Kids - This site promotes children becoming their "best selves" by using their creativity and imagination; developing their reading, thinking, and reasoning skills; and learning to treat others with respect, kindness, and sensitivity.  

Youngzine - This site lets later elementary children and young adults explore current news in a format similar to World Book.

Smithsonian Libraries - The Smithsonian Libraries promotes new ideas through knowledge sharing. They play a dynamic role in advancing scientific and cultural understanding and in preserving America's heritage. 

Children's Resources

TumbleBooks - ebooks for eKids! webpage Opens in new window

TumbleBooks - TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. Download the app through Apple or Google play. Fill out the registration and use your library card to access the books!

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 promotes children becoming their "best selves" by using their creativity and imagination; developing their reading, thinking, and reasoning skills; and learning to treat others with respect, kindness, and sensitivity. 

International Children’s Digital Library - This is a collection of books representing outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world. (Multiple languages are represented..) 

KidLit TV - A great site for activities related to books and to learn more about the authors who wrote these books!

The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids - This is the children's version of the Old Farmer's Almanac and provides a daily calendar of events and the weather in addition to fun educational activities!

Storyline Online - This site streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children's books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Young Adult & Adult Resources

BBC World Services - The Forum - Discover why 1984 by George Orwell still resonates or the contribution Henrietta Lacks made to the medical community via podcasts provided by BBC. 

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!  

Goodreads - Where you get to meet your next favorite book! This is the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations.

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.

MedlinePlus - This site is sponsored by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It provides an array of information that could be helpful when you have questions or just want to do some research.

National Day Calendar - A calendar of usual and unusual holidays or celebrations for every day of the year.

The Old Farmer's Almanac - Find out when to plant, the weather of the day, the recipe of the day and much more information. This publication has been in existence since 1792 and has helped guide many throughout the years!

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.

The Rudiments of Wisdom Encyclopaedia - This site was created by Tim Hunkin and has thousands of cartoons covering almost everything there is to know including animals.

Smithsonian Libraries - The Smithsonian Libraries promotes new ideas through knowledge sharing. They play a dynamic role in advancing scientific and cultural understanding and in preserving America's heritage.

Youngzine - This site lets later elementary children and young adults explore current news in a format similar to World Book.


Arkansas Resources

Only in Arkansas

Only in Arkansas weekly paper

CALS The Encyclopedia of Arkansas

Central Arkansas Library System The Encyclopedia of Arkansas

Driving Tests - Arkansas DMV Driver's Handbook & Practice Tests

Arkansas Department of Motor Vehicle practice tests and Arkansas driver's license guide

Arkansas State Library Traveler Database

Arkansas State Library Database Traveler Logo

Arkansas: The Natural State
Arkansas The Natural State Tourism - See what Arkansas has to offer! Opens in new window