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.

Visit our general Virtual Library page.

eBooks, eAudiobooks, and more

OverDrive and Libby: (eBooks and eAudiobooks)
RBdigital: (Magazines)
Hoopla: (eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, TV, music, and graphic novels)
Hoopla: (read-along titles for kids)
BookFlix: (hundreds of talking books for kids)

Virtual Programs

Keep an eye on our social media pages for the library programs you know and love, just now online!


Magical Creatures

Use your imagination and create a new imaginary creature! All you need is paper and a pencil.


Download the writing sheet here.

Creating a Timeline of Me

Create a timeline at home using crayons or markers and paper.


Download the writing sheet here.

Hero's Journey

Imagine you're a hero--what kind of awesome adventures would you go on?! Write your own heroic quest with Librarian Patti. 

Download the writing sheet here.

Hero's Journey sheet


Download a fun activity, and watch a tangram virtual program!

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 Siouxland Libraries:
Laboratory Labyrinth | Revolutionary War

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


Siouxland Libraries YouTube
Baby StoryTime Booklets (PDF downloads): Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3 | Volume 4 | Volume 5 | Volume 6

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

Miss Humblebee's Academy: (interactive learning program for kids 2-6)
Write a postcard from home: Download PDF postcard

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)