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 After-School and Other Out-of-School Resources Directory of after-school programs and other resources for families and educators.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Mystery Science Mystery Science is offering access to their most popular science lessons for anyone to use for free.
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.
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.