Explore from Home

Visit the best of the web! These links have some of the most educational, entertaining, and interesting content the internet has to offer. No library card required.

Escape Rooms and Online Puzzles

Answer the questions and follow the prompts that lead you through this online escape room! Please note that a Bruce County Public Library card is required to play this game.

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You are a Hogwarts student and are home for the holidays and camping with your Muggle family. Answer the questions and follow the prompts that lead you through this online escape room! Please note that a Bruce County Public Library card is required to play this game.

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Online Puzzles are a great way to pass the time! Here's a puzzle featuring a postcard from the Kincardine Branch from the year 1910.

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Online Puzzles are a great way to pass the time! Here's a puzzle featuring a postcard from the Port Elgin Branch from the year 1911.

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Literary Resources


Welcome to the Harry Potter At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied.

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Explore a collection of personal stories from listeners of The Vinyl Cafe with Stuart McLean.

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The classically trained actor is reading a sonnet a day on his Twitter account.

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View our entire collection of Online Story Time videos in one easy to access playlist. Stories, STEM activities, songs, and more on our YouTube channel! No account or library card is required.

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General Interest Resources

Libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions around the world are sharing free coloring sheets and books based on materials in their collections. Please download, print, and share your favorites!

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Classic Library Scenes to Pick, Print and Colour. Post a picture of your completed page on social media and hashtag #Flipster. Your page could be featured in an upcoming Flipster campaign!

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YouTube videos featuring home workout guru, Joe Wicks: includes P.E. with Joe, Kids Workouts to do at Home, Home Workouts for Seniors, Home Fat Burners and more.

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Immerse yourself in Canadian farm and food tours. Download the YouTube app to view special 360 degree tours.

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Arts and Culture Resources

Welcome to NFB.ca, the National Film Board of Canada's award-winning online Screening Room, featuring over 3,000 productions. Films on this site can be streamed free of charge, or downloaded for your personal use for a small fee.

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Creative movement has the unique ability to connect people and provide comfort during challenging times. As we all navigate these unfamiliar circumstances, Canada's National Ballet School (NBS) wants to share the power of dance and help you find creative ways to keep moving.

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Watch intimate video performances, recorded live at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.

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Search more than 75000 works and discover a range of Canadian and European art, renowned photographs, Inuit art, contemporary American art, and more.

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Online Learning Resources

Build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies.

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Artyfactory's free art lessons share the knowledge and understanding of art and design to improve your artistic skills and to increase your enjoyment in creating artworks.

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TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity, with subtitles in 100+ languages.

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Free online courses from University of Toronto. Browse free online courses in a variety of subjects.

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If you are a Bruce County Resident, you can become a member free of charge by completing a library card application at any of our 17 Branch Library locations.

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