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

Recorded Books Digital

Recorded Books 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 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!

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!

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!

Poetry Foundation - This site is one of the go-to sites for original poetry, biographies of poets as well as providing essays and other sources of information about poetry. April is National Poetry Month!

Children's Resources

TumbleBooks - ebooks for eKids! webpage

Tumble Book Library is a resource for young children. It is available to library card holders through an app. The app can be downloaded for an Android or Apple device. When you login the first time, select Library then enter Country and State and then tap Next. For Library, select Siloam Springs Public Library and then enter your library card number without spaces. Include the "P" if it is a part of your library card number.

ABCya! - Use activities, games, and music to learn new concepts and have fun! Try the Christmas Lights in the First Grade Holiday Games and hear what the results are!

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.

Jack Hartmann Kids Music Channel - You Tube - An excellent site for preschool children. Learn the alphabet, numbers, signing, holidays, etc.

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!

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. 

Black History and Culture - Explore the history, art, and culture of Black Experience in the United States.

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!  

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.

Poetry Foundation - This site is one of the go-to sites for original poetry, biographies of poets as well as providing essays and other sources of information about poetry. April is National Poetry Month!

Ted-Ed -  Stay curious is the mantra of this site. It has links for students, educators, and parents. Videos of different topics and the supporting activities in the "Think, Dig Deeper, and Discuss" sections allow you to gain an in-depth perspective of the topic. 

Women's History/National Woman's History Museum - Do you want to know more about how women have influenced our lives and made history in the process? Explore this site to gain some insights!


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