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.
Tutor.com Free online tutoring, test prep and practice tests for K-12, college and adult learners. Resources for job seekers, including resume and cover letter templates, interview guidelines and much more. Live one-to-one help is available every day from 12:00 pm-12:00 am. Assistance provided in Spanish every day from 2:00 pm-12:00 am.
Free and Low-Cost Internet Plans From the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, a list of low- or no-cost Internet plans for low-income households. Most have eligibility limitations linked to income or program enrollment.
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 County School District Distance Learning Information and resources for students and parents, including general and technical helpline and hotline phone numbers, links to student logins, television instruction and more.
Access from AT&T: Free Internet Service for 2 Months AT&T is offering two months of free service to eligible new customers who order by April 30, 2020. After two months, cost is $5/month or $10/month depending on speed.
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.
Great Courses: Free Video Lectures Free full-length video lectures on current events, history, philosophy, science, literarture, art and more from The Great Courses.
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.
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.
Science Matters: Let's Talk About COVID-19 Free online course hosted by Coursera and presented by the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA) at Imperial College London.
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.
HathiTrust Digital Library HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
Internet Archive Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
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.
TechSmith Remote learning and working software offered for free through June 2020.
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.
Stimola Live Live streamed events for kids, tweens, and teens by professional authors and illustrators represented by Stimola Literary Studio.
SkillBlox Provides access to free learning materials from textbook publishers, open source education resources, and teacher-created materials and aligns content to the College & Career Readiness Standards and TABE 11/12 .
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.
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.
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.
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
Free WiFi and Internet Essentials from Comcast Xfinity WiFi hotspots available to anyone who needs them for free, and 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service for new customers
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.
GCFLearnFree.org From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more—GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 7,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.