Stuck at Home Resources

While you are stuck at home, you may be looking for some fun digital resources to help you get through the day.  There are many, many resources out there, and so many are being shared right now that weeding through them might feel a little overwhelming. Below you will find a collection of online resources and links you can access from anywhere with an internet connection. 
The following trusted sites are recommended by librarians. During this time of increased confusion, remember to be wary of links that are listed as free if you don't know their source.  As always, practice online safety.


Digital Reading

 

Kids'  Storytimes & Learning Activities

  • Storyline Online features the world's best storytellers reading aloud. Video includes an activity guide with lessons for K-5 students.
  • Coronavirus: A Book for Children – This free digital book discusses our current situation in a way that is easy for children to understand. 
  • Adobe is supporting educators and students with free at-home access to its Creative Cloud.
  • Scholastic offers hundreds of learn at home resources for various ages.
  • KidLit TV Team is offering free virtual library of activities including reading, writing, drawing and more!
  • Storytime from Space. Children’s books read by astronauts from the International Space Station!
  • Mystery Science most popular science lessons free for anyone to use.
  • A helpful handwashing song for young children is HERE!
  • OperationStorytime on Twitter has your favorite childrens authors reading their books LIVE.
  • Great activities at NASA's Earth Observatory site
  • Once Upon a No from Amy Poehler – fairy tales with a twist!
  • McHarper Manor offering free online art classes for elementary children.
  • BreezySpecialEd offers home learning packets and strategies for Special Education.
  • Check out this collection of links to picture book read-aloud videos for kids.

 

Learning Opportunities for Adults 

 

Cultural Sites to Visit From Home

 

Of Local Interest