Fun Activities While At Home

Here are some of our favorite activities

READsquared - Encourage life long reading habits ages birth - 12 years or 13 - 17 years

Librarian Barbara's Fun Fact of the Day!

Art Teacher Amy

National Cherry Blossom Festival for Kids

Cincinnati Zoo - Home Safari Resources

Computer Science with Thunkable*

Interactive courses from the National Constitution Center*

British Library Exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic*

Explore Innovation at the Henry Ford Museum

Ivy League Moocs*

Coronavirus Outbreak Leads to Over 450 Manga Volumes Released Online for Free*

Intrepid Museum Virtual Memorial Day

Live Jelly Cam - Monterey Bay Aquarium*

Travel & Leisure's Museum Virtual Tours

NASA Hello, Earth Kids!

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Park Service

Occupational Outlook Handbook for Adults/Teens   
Occupational Outlook Handbook for Kids

Scholastic - Learn at Home

Tour Around the World with 360-degree views!

Each video is short and worth watching! Turn the camera to get a 360-degree view! ‌

Virtual Reichert Planetarium

Writers Want to Help


Virtual Zoo Camp with Roger Day and the Birmingham Zoo!


San Diego Zoo



Jen Calonita*
The first writing challenge is up! And it comes with a prize. Every kid who tackles one of this week’s writing prompts and has a parent comment on this page that they’ve tried the assignment (or you want to send a screenshot of their work) will be entered to win an autographed copy of VIP. Each week I’ll pick a new book to give away and I’ll pick a winner at random on Sunday (U.S. only). Have fun!

Kate DiCamillo*
Here is a message from her to her fans and we hope to continue these #WritewithKate posts weekly, with a different writing prompt or inspiration.

Laurie Halse Anderson* is taking your questions!
YA novelist Laurie Halse Anderson is taking question on her books via Twitter & FB in hopes of starting a #QuarantRead book club.
Find her on Twitter (@halseanderson)
or Facebook (

*Thank you to Renee McGrath from NLS!