Virtual Library for Families
Library from home with a variety of fun family activities. Some of these resources are provided by the library, while some are from outside organizations.
Use your imagination and create a new imaginary creature! All you need is paper and a pencil.
Creating a Timeline of Me
Create a timeline at home using crayons or markers and paper.
Imagine you're a hero--what kind of awesome adventures would you go on?! Write your own heroic quest with Librarian Patti.
Every tree has a unique story! Amy teaches how to read that story and then shows you how to tell your own.
Download a fun activity, and watch a tangram virtual program!
Cloud Scavenger Hunt
Go on a scavenger hunt for clouds! How many can you find?
eBooks, eAudiobooks, and more
CloudLibrary: (eBooks and eAudiobooks)
RBdigital: (eAudiobooks, magazines, and graphic novels)
Hoopla: (eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, TV, music, and graphic novels)
Hoopla: (read-along titles for kids)
BookFlix: (hundreds of talking books for kids)
TumbleBooks: (kids eBooks, free without a library card through 8/31)
Keep an eye on our social media pages for the library programs you know and love, just now online!
Digital Escape Rooms
Escape rooms the whole family can do from home? Yes, please!
These digital escape rooms are appropriate for all ages. Thank you to the libraries that have shared their escape rooms with us.
Escape rooms from fellow libraries around the country:
Library Heist | Escape from Wonderland | Hogwarts Escape Room | Fun @ Home
The Library of Alexandria | Magic Final Exam | Escaping Snape's Detention
Ketterdam Heist | Animal Adventures | Camouflage Caper
What's the Matter | American Revolution | Native Americans | Famous Americans
Author and Celebrity Storytimes: We Are Teachers | Storyline Online | Storytime from Space | TimeOut
Spanish Profe: (storytimes in Spanish)
Jbrary YouTube channel: (hundreds of songs and rhymes to share with your child)
Activities and Learning
Great Plains Zoo: (behind-the-scenes videos from the zoo, crafts, projects)
Daily literacy activities from the Public Library Association: Download July 2020 calendar | Download August 2020 calendar
WideOpenSchool: (free collection of online learning experiences for kids)
Cool E-Ventures: (home activities for families)
STARnet STEAM Ahead @ Home: (science and technology activities, videos, games, and more)
SCBWI's Digital Directory for Remote Learning Resources: (activities, art lessons, book readings, podcasts, and more)
Scholastic Learn at Home: (daily projects for kids, grads 6+)
Art Teacher 101 YouTube channel: (art projects and learning from Brenda Sosa, K-2 Art Teacher at West Central Hartford Elementary)