E-Resources for Children

Storytime Videos

Hi Friends!  Whether you are a regular library program attendee or need something to keep your spirits up, we are here for you.  You can watch the videos when you’d normally come to storytime, or whenever suits you and your small ones best!  – Katrina

Click here to watch videos!

Live Storytimes

Participate in storytimes… live on Facebook! These storytimes are for a broad age range from babies to older children. Join Ms.Katrina and Ms. Bianca for rhymes, stories, songs and singing, dancing, and all around fun. Wednesdays will feature bilingual songs and stories.

Can’t make it live with us at 11 am? Watch after we are live or see our virtual storytimes through our YouTube channel.

Library e-resources

For e-books, e-audiobooks, and movie streaming, visit our downloadables page. Overdrive/Libby has childrens, youth, and teen e-books. Kanopy has unlimited viewings of children’s movies including videos based on picture books.

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! Your patrons can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. There are no checkouts, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.

TumbleBook Library – K-6 children’s ebooks
Tumble Math – K-6 math ebook database
TeenBookCloud – gr 7-12 ebook database
AudioBookCloud – all ages audio book database

Now Playing Utah

Hoggle Zoo Facebook Field Trips
Join Utah’s Hogle Zoo every day at 11:30am via Facebook Live to see animals through a different theme each week.

The Living Planet Aquarium is Bringing the Aquarium to You!
Tune in at 3:00 p.m. every day for Aquarium videos including animal feeds, keeper talks, science experiments, and more!

Virtual Paint Along with Tracy Aviary
We are all stuck inside nowadays, why not get creative while we are at it? Get your paint brushes out and join us for our FINAL Virtual Paint-Along!

Get Wild with Ogden Nature Center
Ogen Nature Center is offering tons of virtual experiences. Check out their calendar for dates and themes!

Red Butte Garden Virtual Resources
Fun, engaging, nature-based educational activities for kids, adults, and families to do at home.

2020 Virtual Tulip Festival
May 2nd from 9:00am-8:00pm

Museums

The Met 360° Project
This award-winning series of six short videos invites viewers around the world to virtually visit The Met’s art and architecture in a fresh, immersive way. Created using spherical 360° technology, it allows viewers to explore some of the Museum’s iconic spaces as never before.

The Leo at Home
The Leonardo is offering STEAM based at-home videos and online content to bring the museum wherever you are.

Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum
Steam Learning Lab is offering tons of fun activities to do at home.

Clark Planetarium Activities for Home
Every week Clark Planetarium’s science experts will offer a glimpse into the cosmos with activities and science projects streamed through social media.

BYU Museum of Art App is Here!
BYU MOA app lets you delve into the museum exhibitions both in the galleries and at home.

This Is The Place Heritage Park
Join them every day around noon for a very interesting and educational Facebook Live event.

Virtual Tour of Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art
Are you staying at home but wishing you could visit the museum? Wander through NEHMA online!

Make Art with the Create Club
Exercise your creativity with fun art projects thanks to the Woodsbury Art Museum

Online Classes for Tweens and Teens in Quarantine
Classes are offered via livestream every weekday at 9:30 am and on-demand classes are available 24/7.

Free Virtual Activities

LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems!
Draw, doodle, and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually.

Virtual Author Visit (Scary Stories for Young Foxes)
Christian McKay Heidicker hosts an engaging author appearance from his den to yours.

Narwhal and Jelly Books
Author and illustrator Ben Clanton is doing two Facebook live streams, where kids can draw with him, and talk about waffles and mermicons. 3/18, 12pm GMT, 3/20 3pm GMT.

Home Safari Facebook Live
The Cincinnati Zoo is offering free virtual safaris every weekday at 1pm GMT. Each day focuses on a different animal!

Storytime with Author Mac Barnett
Children’s author Mac Barnett will be reading one of his books out loud, on Instagram Live, every weekday at 1pm GMT until he runs out of books to read!

San Diego Zoo
The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour!

Yellowstone National Park Virtual Field Trip
Mud Volcano, Mammoth Hot Springs, and so much more. Tour Yellowstone National Park!

The Planet Mars!
Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.

Pete the Cat Storytime with James Dean
Follow @petethecatofficial on Instagram and tune in for live virtual storytimes with James Dean!

Animal Cameras!
San Diego Zoo
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Zoo Atlanta
Houston Zoo
Georgia Aquarium

Weekday Live Streams with Mr. Jon & Friends
Mr. Jon & Friends is a group that writes and performs music just for kids!

Virtual Farm Tour
Enjoy virtual tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.

Free Live-Streamed Ukelele Lessons
How many times have you wished you had the time to learn a musical instrument? Here’s a golden opportunity! Monday-Friday at 2pm GMT.

Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips
Polar Bears and the Tundra
Social/Emotional Skills
STEM
Manufacturing

The Louvre
Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.

The Great Wall of China
This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.

Boston Children’s Museum

Walkthrough the Boston Children’s Museum! This virtual tour allows kids to explore 3 floors of fun.

Scholastic Learn at Home
Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going! Every day includes four separate learning experiences.

Virtual Author Read Aloud
Author Oliver Jeffers will read you one of his books every weekday on Instagram Live at 12pm GMT until it’s safe to go out again.

StorySpace – Two Girls Want a Puppy
Welcome to Salt Lake County Library’s StorySpace. Featuring: Two Girls want a Puppy by Ryan & Evie Cordell

Preschool Pioneer: Utah’s Online Library
This website is chock-full of fun educational activities to do with your preschooler at home.

Switcheroo Zoo
Watch, listen, and play games to learn all about amazing animals.

Nat Geo for Kids
Learn all about geography and fascinating animals.

Into the Book
Go “into the book” to play games that practice reading strategies.

Suessville
Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss and his friends!

ABC Ya
Practice math and reading skills all while playing fun games.

Fun Brain
Play games while practicing math and reading skills.

PBS Kids
Hang out with your favorite characters all while learning.

Star Fall
Practice your phonics skills with these read-along stories.

Storyline Online
Have some of your favorite stories read to you by movie stars!

Highlights Kids
Read, play games, and conduct cool science experiments!

Girls who Code
A free program for students ages 9-18 and is, in fact, open to all genders, despite the name. 

FOR MORE, HERE’S AN ENTIRE LIST OF EDUCATION COMPANIES OFFERING FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSINGS: https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/