Exciting new learning resource at VIRL

January 20, 2021

Exciting new learning resource at VIRL for students from grades 3 – 12

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the ways in which students in BC learn in school. Whether learning at home, online, or in a classroom, Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) is here to help with a new online resource called SOLARO, designed specifically around the BC curriculum with practice tests, study materials, and more for students in grades 3 – 12.

“The pandemic has created challenges for students and families across our service area,” says Louise Broadley, VIRL’s Divisional Manager of Collections and Support Services. “With SOLARO, we now have a resource that will benefit students in some of the most crucial learning years, and help set BC students up for success. We are thrilled to offer this free service to anyone with a VIRL library card.”

Based on the BC curriculum, students and home learners in grades 3 to 12 can now access study materials and practice tests in English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science with their VIRL library card. Learners can also create personalized flashcards and study notes.

In addition to SOLARO, VIRL also offers a suite of other learning resources for students, educators and parents. All of these resources are available on VIRL’s home learning page at https://virl.bc.ca/read-watch-listen/audience/kids/home-learning/.

To sign up for a VIRL library card, either register online or visit any branch.


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