National Emergency Library from the Internet Archive
A collection of books to support emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.
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 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.
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.
Live streamed events for kids, tweens, and teens by professional authors and illustrators represented by Stimola Literary Studio.
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 .
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.
Podcasts for kids
For kids running out of entertainment, podcasts are an option. This list of pods to listen to with toddlers and preschoolers is compiled by Lindsay Patterson, who co-hosts “Tumble Science Podcast for Kids." They are all available free on nearly any podcast app.
Database of books supported by Reading Counts! quizzes and guided level reading
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.
YouTube channel created children's book writers and illustrators with workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice, and more.
Educational games for kids
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.
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.