Over the next few days/weeks, Library staff will be curating and posting resources geared towards helping you and your family cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Posts will include health information, government resources, as well as educational materials for you and your child - if it's out there, we'll find it! Please check back often and let your friends and neighbors know that the Palm Beach County Library System is here for the community!

Prime Time Palm Beach County Virtual Summer Camp Keep your children learning and having fun this summer with new sessions every week that will include live interactive programming and hands-on learning activities provided by local content experts. All sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is not required to attend.
Free Meals for Kids and Teens Click on the link to see a map of food pickup locations, or call 2-1-1 or text FOODFL to 877-877. Grab and go meals and social distancing measures are in effect at all sites.
Free Childrens eBooks About COVID-19 Dozens of free eBooks about the coronavirus and COVID-19, in multiple languages and for kids, provided by the New York City School Library System.
ABCmouse The Palm Beach County Library System has partnered with Age of Learning to provide free home access to ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ during the period of our library closure due to COVID-19.
Virtual Science Fair Series The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is hosting four two-week virtual science fairs for K-8 students beginning April 6. No charge for participation. Donations are accepted.
Coronavirus: A book for children Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school-age children, free for anyone to read on-screen or print out.
Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County Extended learning opportunities from the Early Learning Coalition on Facebook, including storytimes, learning activities, Facebook Live events, and more.
Sesame Street and Autism: Coping with Covid-19 Parent Resource Guide Tips and resources for parents of children on the autism spectrum.
Palm Beach Zoo TV & Activities Videos and other activities featuring some of the most colorful and animated characters at the Palm Beach Zoo.
Gale Open Access to Resources for Teaching and Learning Learning-focused resources to maintain academic continuity from home and credible research on timely topics related to health and global issues. Coming soon: Lesson plans, activities, and more helpful materials.
Recursos para las familias durante la pandemia del Coronavirus Utiliza la tecnología, los programas televisión y las películas para ayudar a tus niños a aprender en casa y a entretenerse con el mejor contenido.
Common Sense Media: Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic Resources for understanding COVID-19 news coverage and links to quality media and at-home learning opportunities for kids.
Sesame Street: Caring for Each Other Tips and resources to help families and children cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
DiscoverE: Engineering Activities For K-12 Includes instructions for activities, videos, interviews with engineers and more.
Science Buddies: How Well Do You Wash Your Hands? Try this activity to find out if there are hard-to-wash parts of your hands where germs might be hiding.
The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Features websites, competitions, apps, and career resources for K-12 students.
Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls Interactive learning, STEM and craft activities for kids from age 2 to 11+.
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium: Virtual Science Live Facebook events (science demos, aquarium programs, exhibit tours, etc.) and links to educational resources.
Brightly’s Book Club for Kids Includes book-themed activities, printable discussion questions, interviews with authors, and more.
Ask a Librarian Palm Beach County Library staff are available by text or chat during library hours or email anytime and staff will respond during library hours.
Story Time from Space Videos of astronauts reading books from the International Space Station. A project of the Global Space Education Foundation.
Digital Public Library of America E-Learning Resources DPBLA's primary source sets are helpful resources for educators preparing to teach remotely during the COVID-19 outbreak. Each set contains a variety of primary sources, context, lesson plans, discussion questions and student activities.
Learning Chocolate: A Vocabulary Learning Platform Vocabulary exercises in English, Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin), German and Spanish. Exercises use pictures, sounds, and games to make learning a new language as fun as enjoying a piece of chocolate.
Stuck Inside Facebook Group A public Facebook group created by members of a story time group for librarians and educators created to share free (even if just for the duration of the current pandemic) online educational and entertainment resources.
Storyline Online Videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and more.
Stimola Live Live streamed events for kids, tweens, and teens by professional authors and illustrators represented by Stimola Literary Studio.
KidLit TV Videos, podcasts, crafts, activities and more from a diverse group of parents, educators, librarians, kid lit creators, and award-winning filmmakers working together to create fun new ways to reinforce an appreciation of reading that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus NPR asked experts to answer questions kids may ask about coronavirus and made it into a comic. Includes a link to a printable zine-style template and instructions on how to fold the template into a small zine.
Draw Everyday with JJK: Videos author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka Live webcasts every weekday at 2pm ET for parents and kids, and other videos from author Jarrett J. Krosoczka
100+ Free Video Read Alouds from the Indianapolis Public Library More than 100 read along videos, from old classics like Where the Wild Things Are to newer favorites like Little Jumbo.
PBS: How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus Collection of resources for parents, including links to PBS KIDS videos, games and activities all about handwashing and staying healthy.
Reading Counts Database of books supported by Reading Counts! quizzes and guided level reading
Scholastic Learn at Home: Free Resources for School Closures Scholastic Learn at Home provides 20 days’ worth of active learning journeys designed to reinforce and sustain educational opportunities for those students who are unable to attend school.
Mystery Science Mystery Science is offering access to their most popular science lessons for anyone to use for free.
Lunch Doodles with Mo Williems Popular children's author Mo Willems is offering a daily video series for readers, artists, and makers. Videos are posted at 1 pm ET each day and can be viewed later as well.
Children's Musicians Across the Globe Perform Online Concerts Listing of free daily live streams from children's musicians.
Authors Everywhere! YouTube channel created children's book writers and illustrators with workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice, and more.
Amazing Educational Resources An expanding list of education companies offering free subscriptions and resources due to school closings
Talking to Children about COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource From the National Association of School Psychologists, includes a list of additional resources and is available several languages.
ABCya Educational games for kids
Google Arts and Culture Virtual tours and information about art, architecture, history and more.
#OperationStorytime Use the #operationstorytime tag to find authors offering video readings of their books. This blog post has a list with links to several authors using the tag.
Meals for children during school closures Palm Beach County School Food Service is providing 'Grab and Go' bags filled with breakfast, lunch, supper, and a snack. Boxes of food from Feeding South Florida will also be available on specific dates per location.