Free Digital Resources

Free Digital Resources from St Helens Libraries

Helping you at home

The following resources are provided free to you by St Helens Library Service. For access to some resources you will require your St Helens library card. 

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BorrowBox

Website: https://fe.bolindadigital.com/sthelens

eBooks & eAudiobooks with Borrowbox.

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Libby

Website: https://libbyapp.com/library/sthelensuk

eMagazines, eComics & eAudiobooks with Libby.

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PressReader

Website: https://libbyapp.com/library/sthelensuk/extras

Online newspapers with Press Reader via Libby.

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St Helens Archives

Website: www.sthelens.gov.uk/history

St Helens Archives online catalogue.

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St Helens Community Archive

Website: https://www.sthelenscommunityarchive.org.uk/

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Issues Online

Website: https://sthlibrarieswp.koha-ptfs.co.uk/online-reference/#Issues%20Online

A homework resource for students to help gain a better understanding of the world, and the issues which affect our lives.

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Home Schooling

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BBC Bitesize

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Use BBC Bitesize to help with your homework, revision and learning. Find free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject.

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BBC Teach

Primary: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/primary/zd7p47h

Secondary: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/secondary/zkqp47h

You can use BBC Teach for free. The website is home to thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject.

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PE with Joe Wicks

Website: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos

Keep active while at home! Join Joe from The Body Coach TV for his livestream of daily workouts. A 30-minute workout class for kids of all ages… teenagers and adults you can get involved too.

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Twinkl

Website: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub

Twinkl Home Learning Hub – New ideas, everyday!

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Oti Mabuse Dance Class

Website: https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape/videos

Dance class to get your everyone moving and dancing.

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Fun for All Ages

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Wonder Arts

Website: Wonder Arts

Facebook:www.facebook.com/wonderarts.nw

Bringing arts & crafts into your homes as well as an exciting online program of events.

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Heart of Glass

Website: http://www.heartofglass.org.uk/

Bring Art into your home, virtually.

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Mako Create

Website: https://www.makocreate.co.uk/class/onlineworkshops/?wcs_timestamp=1588341600

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MakoCreateUK/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpuBv8ezpxFqU_KGZDd8ngw/featured

Looking for something creative to do whilst stuck indoors? Then come and join Mako, every Friday from 2PM when they will be live-streaming free animation workshops.

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Draw Along With Videos

Step by step drawing videos posted on social media by children’s illustrators:

Rob Biddulph: Draw with Rob

Ed Vere: Draw with Ed 

Sarah McIntyre: Drawing with Sarah

Steven Lenton: Draw with Steven Lenton

Jim Field: Draw with Jim Field

Lydia Monks: Draw with Lydia

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Puffin Books

Website: https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/children.html

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/puffinbooks1 

Puffin are here to help keep storytime going by sharing story-inspired activities and ideas.

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Chicken House Books – #CoopedUpKids

Website: https://www.chickenhousebooks.com/schools/coopedupkids/

Welcome to #COOPEDUPKIDS, the Chicken House home for all the tools you’ll need to let your imagination fly! Here, you’ll find all the resources that Chicken House and our author and illustrator friends have pulled together while we’re all, well, cooped up inside!

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CBeebies

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

CBeebies helps pre-schoolers learn whilst they play fun games, watch clips, sing songs and make things with their favourite CBeebies characters and shows.

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Penguin Books

Website: https://www.penguin.co.uk/search-results.html?articleType_1=Children%27s%20articles&articleType_2=Games%20%26%20activities&tab=articles&page=1

Games, activity sheets and quizzes that are book or character themed.

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Nosy Crow Books

Website: https://www.youtube.com/user/NosyCrow

Sing along with nursery rhyme videos plus author readings for all ages.

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World of David Walliams

Website: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/activities/

Free resources from David Walliams, based on his best-selling books.

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Inky Willis

Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc35qZqwmCU5zdftDZMdpUA

How to Doodle Stories.

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Early Arts

Website: https://earlyarts.co.uk/blog0

Some fantastic creative ideas for families and schools to do during lockdown.

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Bump Booster

Ideas for parents to be: https://www.ascel.org.uk/bump-booster/ideas-for-parents

Rhymes for parents to be: https://www.ascel.org.uk/bump-booster/rhymes-for-parents

Giving a child the best start in life, even before they are born.

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