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

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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

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!

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/