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Online Resources




Library cardholders can access the following online resources:

A to Z World Food

Access 174 world country cookbooks in the world's largest database of global food culture and recipes. (Click on the logo below.)

A to Z World Food

Canadian Reference Centre

Canadian Reference Centre provides full text information for over 150 Canadian periodicals and over 400 international periodicals.

You will need a library card and PIN to access from home.


Creativebug – unlimited access to 1000+ online art and craft classes taught by expert instructors.  Since the classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. Watch them on your computer or mobile device. Sign in using your library card number. The first time you sign in to Creativebug you will need to enter your name and email address.

Flipster Magazines

Enjoy a variety of magazines on your computer,  laptop, tablet, or phone courtesy of NWT Public Libraries and Flipster. (Download the Flipster app for easier access.)

Freegal Music

Freegal Music gives you access to free music downloads and streaming.

You will need a library card and PIN to access.

Global World Warrior

The World Awaits! Global Road Warrior is the world's most extensive country-by-country resource. 175 countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Includes maps, news, history, food and recipes, travel essentials, and much, much more! (Click on the logo below.)

Global Road Warrior

Lynda Library 

Lynda Library offers over 3500 video tutorial courses  led by experts on web design, software development, photography, business skills, home and small office, project management, 3D + Animation, graphic design audio, music, video editing and more. 

You will need a library card and PIN to access. 

Novelist Plus

Novelist Plus can help you find your next book to read. This database of over 155,000 fiction titles and 50,000 nonfiction titles for readers of all ages lets you use your favorite author to link to other books you might enjoy.

You will need a library card and PIN to access.

Rocket Languages

Rocket Languages provides world language tutorials for free.

You will need a library card and PIN to access.

World Book 

World Book includes access to Early World of Learning (with stories, reading games, and videos), World Book for Kids (elementary), World Book Student (middle grades), and World Book Advanced (high school and older).


 At Home StoryTimes 

Celebrity Storytimes

StoryTime with Deputy Fire Chief Gerda Groothuzien - You Are A Star

You are a star by Michael Parker illustrated by Judith Rossell published by Bloomsbury Press / Macmillan Publishers.

StoryTime with Deputy Fire Chief Gerda Groothuzien - Someday Narwhal

“Someday Narwhal” by Lisa Mantchev, illustrated by Hyewon Yum, published by Simon & Schuster

StoryTime with Deputy Fire Chief Gerda Groothuzien - If I Had A Horse

“If I Had a Horse” written and illustrated by Gianna Marino, published by Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan Publishers

StoryTime with Deputy Fire Chief Gerda Groothuizen - Flashing Fire Trucks

Flashing Fire Trucks by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker published by KingFisher/MacMillan Publishers, 2000

StoryTime with Deputy Fire Chief Gerda Groothuizen - Elliott's Fire Truck

Elliot's Fire Truck by Andrea Beck published by Orca.


StoryTime with the Snow King - The Cremation of Sam McGee

The Cremation of Sam McGee published by Kids Can Press, 1986, 1907.

StoryTime with Constable Michelle Steele - Magic Boat

StoryTime with Constable Michelle Steele - Stuck


Staff StoryTimes

StoryTime with Kris - Monsters (includes songs, rhymes, and books)

StoryTime wth Kris - Hooray For Storytime!  (includes songs, rhymes, and books)


StoryTime with Brad - Amos and Boris

Amos and Boris written by William Steig published by Farrar Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers

StoryTime with Kris - Baby animals, veggies, and unicorns! (includes songs, rhymes, and books)

StoryTime with Kris - Dog Books 2020 (includes songs, rhymes, and books)

Storytime with Kris - Some Favs (includes songs, rhymes, and books)

StoryTime  with Kris - Sing a Song (Songbooks includes songs, rhymes, and books)

StoryTime with Kris - I Love Cats (includes songs, rhymes, and books)

StoryTime with Kris - Classic stories (includes songs, rhymes, and stories)

Green Eggs and Ham published by Beginner Books (Random House), 1960.

The Very Busy Spider published by Philomel  Books, 1984.


StoryTime with Kris - Dogs, Dogs, Dogs, (includes songs, rhymes, and stories)

Gaston published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2014.

Pigeon wants a puppy by Hyperion Books for Children, 2008.


Story Time with Kris - Ducks (Includes, songs, rhymes, and story)

Fix-it-Duck published by Harper Collins, 2002.


Story Time with John - The Book Hog


The Book Hog published by Disney*Hyperion, 2019.


External Links

*Here are some sites that you may enjoy.  As well, some online story sharing videos that may be of use for sharing with children at home, especially as people are homeschooling. Yellowknife Public Library does not monitor each and every external link for quality or content, so please use your discretion*


Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. is committed to ensuring that Inuit children and youth have access to high-quality Inuktut books and educational resources to support language learning from home. NTI has partnered with Inhabit Media Inc. to make Inuktut books readily available.

Government of the Northwest Territories – Our Languages NWT.  This site has great resources including books in the following languages: Inuinnaqtun; Dinjii Zhu’ Ginjik (Gwich'in) ; Dene Zhatıé  (South Slavey);  Wıı̀lıı̀deh Yatıı̀; Nēhiyawēwin (Cree); Inuvialuktun;  Sahtúot’ı̨nę Yatı̨́ (North Slavey); Tłı̨chǫ Yatıì



Smithsonian Museum of Natural History – The Smithsonian is the American national museum of natural history located in Washington D.C. and is the most visited museum of natural history in the world. Click the link below to experience this awesome collection of wonders of the natural world through a virtual tour walkthrough of the exhibits.


Zoos and Aquariums

San Diego Zoo View live camera feeds of animal exhibits at the San Diego Zoo in California. With over 3,500 animals of more than 650 species, San Diego Zoo is the most visited zoo in North America.


Georgia Aquarium is the world’s largest aquarium with over 10 million gallons of water. Watch live streams of exhibits and check out some of their educational resources.



I Heart Radio is a free, interest based collection of podcasts for education and entertainment. Whatever you are interested in, there is something here for all ages. Not sure where to start? I recommend Stuff You Should Know with Josh and Chuck.


Each day the prestigious Metropolitan Opera is making a different performance available for a period of 20 hours a day beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET until 3:30 p.m. the following day. Tune in everyday to view a new world class performance in the comfort of your own home.


Storyline Online provides a collection of celebrity book readings of children’s picture books accompanied by animations of the illustrations that help to bring stories to life for young readers.


Jbrary Storytime Online Resources

Two children’s librarians provide some great links!


Dav Pilkey at Home

Creator of Dog Man and Captain Underpants launches a site  with  free activities, including how-to-draw demonstrations, read-alouds




Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Administrator - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699