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
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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.
The Metropolitan Opera: Free opera streaming online
Every day for the duration of the Met’s closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, a different presentation is available for free streaming. Each performance is available for a period of 20 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 3:30 p.m. the following day.
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.
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.
Live streamed events for kids, tweens, and teens by professional authors and illustrators represented by Stimola Literary Studio.
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.
Neil Gaiman Reads The Graveyard Book
Return to the sprawling graveyard in this classic novel or discover Bod's boyhood adventures anew, read by master storyteller Neil Gaiman himself one chapter at a time.
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.
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.