At-Home Learning Resources

The library has collected a list of free learning resources to help keep minds engaged, young and old. This list will be updated periodically.

Story Time

Storyline Online: – A YouTube channel comprised of celebrities reading children’s stories. 

Story Time From Space: – Astronauts reading children’s stories from space.  

We Are Teachers Authors Doing Live Book Readings List: Many children’s authors are hosting regular readings of their books; this list has links to many of them!


Scholastic Learn-at-Home: – Activities and project to help kids read, learn, and grow. Pre-K and up. 

Sesame Street Healthy Habits for Life: – Games, videos, and art projects developed to teach kids about healthy lifestyle habits. 

123Homeschool4Me: – thousands of free worksheets for Pre-K- 12 learning 

Khan Academy: – free education resources for Pre-K- 12. Requires learners to sign-up for a free account. 

The Strub Hub: a massive collection of algebra videos with example problems

Crash Course: John Green’s courses for highschool and college students covering a myriad of topics


GoNoodle: – videos to get kids dancing, moving, running, jumping, stretching, and exercising. 

Les Mills Workout Videos: A selection of free workout videos to keep you moving while still at home


Highlights Kids: – Interactive games, puzzles, crafts, and recipes to try with your kids 

Virtual Musical Instruments: – learn to play the guitar, piano, and many other musical instruments virtually online. 

Arts and Crafts

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems:– Learn to draw with author and illustrator, Mo Willems, every weekday at 1 PM. 

JumpStart Online Art Resources: – Free coloring sheets and activities to encourage creativity and fine motor skills. 

Art Institute of Chicago: Explore the Institute’s collection and learn more information about your favorite artwork.

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.: Find a variety of online resources, including family activities and recorded lectures at the National Gallery’s website.


Zoo Livestream: The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Facebook page has a live-stream and activity every day geared towards kids.

Aquarium Live Cameras: The Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams highlight penguins, sea otters, and sharks.


Free Textbook Access: Cambridge University Press is offering free html access of over 700 textbooks until the end of May.

The Newberry Library is recruiting volunteers to transcribe their digital collections.


The British Museum interactive timeline: Just pick a date and learn more about the thousands of artifacts that make up their collection.


The Metropolitan Opera: A live streamed opera takes place each evening at 6:30 pm central time. Each recording will stay on their homepage for 20 hours.


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: The NOAA has put together a collection of resources they offer–topics include weather, marine life, and citizen science opportunities

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