Learn and Play at Home

We know that staying home for an extended period of time can be difficult, and we’re here to help! The links below will direct you to educational, enriching, or just plain fun online resources. Check back often, as we will be updating this page as we learn about new resources. Enjoy!

Kids

Pioneer Library System Resources

Owwl2Go for Kids Browse the collection and access ebooks and audiobooks by downloading the Libby app

Mango Languages Learn a new language through fun, interactive activities

NovelNY for Students A wide variety of online databases

Stories & Literacy

Jbrary Storytime Online Resources Links to online storytimes, yoga classes, podcasts, and more!

Storyline Online Children’s literacy resource featuring the world’s best storytellers reading books aloud. Each video includes an activity guide with lessons for K-5 students to do at home.

Kate Messner’s collection of videos from children’s authors, including read-alouds and writing and drawing mini-lessons

Giant Spreadsheet of children’s authors offering content for kids

Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest Podcast A “wildly enchanting fairy tale podcast” by children’s author Adam Gidwitz!

Storytime From Space Astronauts reading stories from SPACE!

Mac Barnett’s Instagram Live daily book readings!

Mr. Jon & Friends Live music for toddlers/preschoolers in the mornings at 10:30am for 2 weeks

Kids Ask Authors Podcast A podcast by children’s author Grace Lin! Listen to episodes and submit questions, book reviews, or jokes! The podcast will be releasing 3 special episodes per week! Hour of Code Free coding games

Learning Games

ABCya Reading and math games

BreakoutEDU Fun @ Home Digital games for grades K-12

Starfall Fun reading games for grades pre-k to grade 3

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math

Citizen Science Study the world around you and send the data to scientists

NASA STEM Engagement Explore NASA STEM Resources for Students

Access Mars Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover

Discovery Channel Virtual Field Trips Amazing virtual field trips

Mystery Science Free science lessons

Hour of Code Coding activities for all ages

McHarper Manor Online art classes for elementary age kids. They will be at 1pm EST and have the week of projects listed.

Jarrett Krosoczska’s YouTube Channel Daily webcasts about books, as well as art lessons

JarrettLerner.com Author/Illustrator Jarrett Lerner provides writing and drawing activities, such as: blank comic book pages, “Finish This Comic!” comics, and drawing/writing prompts.

Ms. Meyer’s Come Draw With Me Daily Art Lessons

Collections of Resources

PBS Kids Play fun and educational games, sign up for a daily newsletter with activities for at-home play and learning

Sesame Street in Communities Games, printables, videos, and more on topics such as Health & Hygiene Daily Routines, Exploring Emotions, Science, and Literacy

Khan Academy Free online learning and test prep for all ages

National Geographic Kids Videos, activities, and more

Kids Activities Blog List of educational companies offering free subscriptions.

Google Calendar full of live stream events, including storytimes, art lessons, music classes, author readings, crafts, yoga, and more!

Scholastic Learn at Home Daily projects to keep kids reading and learning

Teens & Adults

Pioneer Library System Resources

Owwl2Go Browse the collection and access ebooks and audiobooks by downloading the Libby app

Mango Languages Learn a new language through fun, interactive activities

Local History Resources Access geneaology resources, historical newspapers, and archival collections

NovelNY A wide variety of online databases

Books & Literature

The Beginners Guide to Reading Webcomics Tips to welcome you to the world of webcomics

Free Manga 450 Manga volumes offered free online

Virtual Tours and Events

National Park Virtual Tours Virtually tour 33 national parks

Seattle Symphony Orchestra Free live stream performances!

Metropolitan Opera Live performance every night from their catalog of recorded events

Science and Technology

Hour of Code Coding activities for all ages

NASA STEM Engagement Explore NASA STEM Resources for High School Students

Collections of Resources

Free Online Ivy League Courses A list of 450 Ivy League courses you can take online now for free

Khan Academy Free online learning and test prep for all ages

Art

Color Our Collections Free coloring books from 13 museums

Kris Loya Art & Illustration Live watercolor painting classes

Mermaid Masterpieces Mermaid Masterpiece is offering free live streaming painting classes through it’s Facebook page

Learning Games

BreakoutEDU Fun @ Home Digital games for grades K-12