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CIS Lakeside Primary Library: COVID-19 Closure Extras

Welcome to our Primary School Library home page.

On this page we present tips and resources that are made available to be used when school is closed, e.g. due to the COVID-19 situation. It is a work in progress, so watch this space! Tips are welcome, email your librarian.

Free resources during COVID crisis only

AudibleAudible - stories to listen to

Audible offers free access to their audio stories during COVID; in six different languages.

Book ConnectionsTeaching Books - Book Connections

Permission to post these buttons and direct access links in the public domain is granted through at least the middle of September, 2020.

COVID-19 Information

Eton House bookEtonHouse Community Fund - A New Virus Has Arrived

A bilingual informative e-book about the COVID-19 virus. Free to download.

For Parents

Common Sense - Parents


Fun Activities - offline and online

The Kennedy Centre - Lunch doodles with Mo Willems

"Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks." (From the website)


Cooking from Literature

Get hungry from reading? Cook the food you read about yourself!

Grow Plants from food you eat

Want to find out what the plants look like that you eat the fruits from? Just grow them from their pips, seeds, sprouts, cuttings and discover! 
Here are useful websites to help you further:
Kyndra Holley: 25 Fruits and vegetables you can re-plant and grow yourself
Office ot Sustainability: Growing food from kitchen scraps
Missouri Botanical Garden: Plants from kitchen scraps: fun for all ages

GO ECO: How to make yarn (plarn) from plastic bags

Use plastic bags to create something new: crochet, knitting, weaving - this is how to make one long strip of "plarn" from a plastic bag.

The great inodoorsScouts UK - The Great Indoors

Try new challenges and learn new skills at home with the 100 activities of The Great Indoors

National Museum of Australia - Fun at Home

Make fun things with materials you find at home and in nature.

Author Websites

The World of David Walliams

Elevenses - David Walliams reads to you!
Also: more about the author, the books, fun activities, ...


Explore the world of Dr. Seuss.

Mouse Circus - The official Neil Gaiman Website for Younger Readers

Read parts of his books, watch some trailers, and more...

GoRaina - Rain Telgemeier

Are you a fan of Smile, Drama, Guts, The Babysitter Club and the other books by Raina Telgemeier? Find out more about her and her work!


Jason Reynolds

Author of the series Ghost-Patina-Sunny-Lu). 

For Teachers


Common Sense - Educators

Smiling Mind

Mindfulness in troubled times - not for students