Staying Connected on Zoom

What is Zoom? Zoom is a video conferencing software that can be used on your internet browser or in the Zoom app that’s downloadable through their website. This software has become an incredibly useful tool, especially in the time of social-distancing, for companies (and individuals alike) to keep in contact. With this app, one can…

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Guarding against Fake News: Covid-19 Edition

This post was co-written with Nate Gass As we shelter in place and wonder what comes next, emotions are running high. People have a real sense of fear; fear for their livelihoods, their health, and what life looks like moving forward. We are collectively drained and perhaps our guards are down which tends to be…

Early Learning Resources for Parents and Educators

Looking for ways to support your infant, toddler and preschooler’s development? This is a list of recommended resources curated to support parents, caregivers and educators of children ages birth-5 years. For recommended resources for children of all ages, read our post here.  Resources from Lake County and the State of Illinois Lake County’s WIC program serves…

CreativeBug for Our Times

Are you bored yet? Are you ashamed to admit you’ve read so much you just can’t read another word? Give your eyes a break and get creative with our online resource CreativeBug to find crafty and how-to videos for free. Get started by clicking on the Research tab on Cook LIbrary’s website. Find CreativeBug in…

Educational Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Looking for enriching and educational content to share with your child during the current school closures? Below is a list of some of our favorite online resources to assist during this time. Have we missed a favorite of yours? Please share in the comments! For resources for children ages birth-5 years, read our post here.  Looking for an…