YRL eResource Expedition
Investigate eResources, Find Answers and Win Prizes!
This contest is open to all staff at YRL member libraries.
Each week, for seven weeks, we will release new tasks on this page. These tasks will have you delving deep into each of our eResources to complete activities and discover answers.
You can fill out your answers in the sheet linked below. Once all the tasks have been released, you can submit your answer sheet to email@example.com to be entered into a prize draw. Fill in as many tasks as you can, each completed task will equal one entry into the draw. Prizes will include two Kobo Clara eReaders, gift cards, books and more!
The final tasks will be released the week of December 18th-22nd, 2023. Answer sheets must be submitted by January 12th, 2024. Prizes will be drawn the week of January 15th-19th, 2024.
Let the games begin!
Around the World
A to Z Food America helps you find recipes from every state in the US. Which classic dish from Georgia would you most like to try?
Use A to Z World Travel to plan your next trip to Nairobi. Which attractions do you most want to visit?
Learn statistics, facts and history from countries all over the world with Global Road Warrior. Attach a screenshot of your favourite vintage postcard from Australia.
Get great recipes and cooking tips from A to Z Food World! Go to the How Food is Made section and let us know which food hack you'll be using going forward.
Choose a language you want to learn and watch a daily lesson on Pronunciator. Which new word did you learn?
In the Clouds
Open AudioBookCloud and pick a Classic Audiobook that you would be interested in listening to. Which eAudiobook did you choose?
Use TeenBookCLoud to find a YA/Teen Mystery Book to recommend to patrons. Which eBook would you recommend?
Check out the lists available on Cloud Library. These lists are updated monthly across TRAC. Which list would you most like to read a book from?
Romance novels are known for having eye-catching covers. Attach a screenshot of your favourite cover from RomanceBookCloud.
Encouraging reading is about having fun! Test out some of the activities available on LOTE4Kids and fill in a colouring page. Attach a screenshot of your finished piece.
World Book Online provides access to multiple learning sites including early learning, Spanish and French encyclopedias and historical timelines. Use Timelines to figure out the name of the ship that was wrecked in 1873.
Choose from a plethora of animated story books, chapter books and graphic novels available from TumbleBooks. Read Monster Hug by David Ezra Stein. What happens at the end of the story?
Solaro lets kids create custom learning profiles. Click the profile picture in the right-hand corner to design an avatar. Attach a screenshot of your avatar.
Grant Connect can help you discover new grants and funders for your library. However, it can be daunting to start searching. Luckily Grant Connect has guided tours, to help you understand the site better. Find the guided tour titled “Funder Search” and attach a screenshot.
The Cisco Networking Academy gives you access to online technology courses designed for the modern workforce. Open the Networking Basics Course. What is the title of module 5.2.2?
Cypress Resume has a resume building tool and a cover letter creator. Select Cover Letter, and then Browse by Industry (Library). Which job description most closely matches your own?
Browse the different categories of courses available on LinkedIn Learning. Which learning path would you be most interested in taking?
CELA can loan accessible titles designed for patrons with print disabilities to your library. Which types of materials can you borrow from CELA?
Use Novelist to search for the last great book you read. Open the list of read-alikes and find a new book to read. Which book did you pick?
Scroll through the titles available in the Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection. When you find one you’re interested in, you can borrow and start reading it immediately! Attach a screenshot of the front page of the book you chose.
NNELS provides a lot of excellent information about the accessibility of eBooks and the apps that support them. Which format of text file is the most accessible?
Sign up for Beanstack and join the YRL Member Beanstack Challenge using the code YRL26657. List the email you used to sign up.