You may find yourself with extended time at home with your loved ones. If you've exhausted your at-home educational and entertainment resources, take a look at these finds for the arts, science, fitness, and at-home education.
Don't forget, the library offers thousands of eBooks, eAudio, and eMagazines, streaming video, and a variety of online resources for education, entertainment, and lifelong learning. The Overdrive page of our website includes special tabs for Kids and Teens, which feature titles available as eBooks or eAudiobooks. Streaming video especially for children is available through Kanopy Kids.
Also available through our website at librarypoint.org/resource:
- Britannica Library: The classic encyclopedia, plus Internet Guide, Merriam Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus, video and media collection, World Atlas, Year in Review, and Timeline.
- Britannica Library Children: Kids can search or browse arts, geography, language arts, mathematics, religion, science, social studies, sports. The Student Center includes How to Write a Research Paper and more.
- Britannica Escolar Library: Articulos en español.
- Early Learning from World Book: Read-aloud books, educational games, and printable activities.
- Kids InfoBits: Articles, images, and short videos on topics ranging from animals to famous people, science and technology.
Art at Home: A collection of links to online art resources of all types, such as art museums, art contests, games, digital art, art education, and activities to do at home.
Google Arts and Culture: Step into the International Space Station, discover 4 things to do with your camera phone from home, experience all things dinosaur, and much more, from fine arts around the world to the collections of the Library of Virginia.
NPR Music’s list of live virtual concerts to watch during the shutdown.
Mo Willems livestream doodle each week day at 1:00 p.m.
Health & Fitness
YMCA 360: On-demand videos featuring a variety of classes, including boot camp, active older adults, youth performance, tai chi, yoga, weightlifting, and more.
Planet Fitness Home Work-Ins: Free workouts daily at 7:00 p.m. on Facebook Live, and you can view previous workouts any time.
Science & Nature
Cincinnati Zoo has a Facebook Live “Home Safari” show, with accompanying educational kids activity. Houston Zoo has live streams on its website, and is offering daily live check-ins with different animals on its Facebook page.
Elmwood Park Zoo in Pennsylvania is offering "Zoo School" Facebook Live streams
The Smithsonian National Zoo hosts a 24-hour live view of giant pandas Tian Tian and Mei Xiang.
Wild Earth hosts twice-daily safari live streams from South Africa during sunrise and sunset.
The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta has a number of 24-hour live streams on its jellyfish, beluga whales, piranhas and more.
The San Diego Zoo has live streams on its website and is also hosting special live streams on its Facebook page.
The National Aquarium in Baltimore offers three live streams every day: Blacktip Reef, Pacific Coral Reef, and Jellies Invasion.
Project Learning Tree has free family activities that can be done at home—both inside and close-by in a safe space outside--as they learn about nature.
School at Home
Scholastic Learn at Home: Day-by-day projects to keep kids in grades pre-K through 9 reading, thinking, and growing.
60+ Awesome Websites for Teaching and Learning Math lists several websites or online curriculum, many of which are free or offer a free trial.
Amazing Educational Resources has a comprehensive list of education and curriculum companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings.
Girls Who Code has made coding activities available free of charge to Code at Home. Activities will be released weekly.