Free eBooks to help children understand COVID-19

The New York City School Library System has created this libguide of free eBooks about COVID-19.  If you are looking for a resource to help your child understand the virus, here is the link:

COVID-19 Free eBooks


Virtual Field Trips

Looking for somewhere to go when you have to stay put?  How about taking a virtual field trip?  See the list below for some ideas.

STEM-based Field Trips

Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants
Sign up to take real-time field trips with leading experts around the world.  Volcanoes, cave tours, and more!

Visit their Facebook page for virtual field trips and live Q&A sessions with experts several times a month.


The Nature Conservancey

Aquariums and Zoos

Shedd Aquarium

National Aquarium

Houston Zoo

San Diego Zoo

Zoo Tours YouTube Channel


Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

The British Museum

MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Johnson Space Center

Boston Children's Museum

American Jazz Museum

Bringing the Outdoors In

Central Park, New York

America's National Parks

Oahu, Hawaii

Great Wall of China

The Great Barrier Reef

Scotland's Coasts and Waters

Tour Libraries Around the World:

Vatican Library

Bodleian Libraries in Oxford, England (This library was featured in the Harry Potter films)
Tour 1
Tour 2

Vasconcelos Library in Mexico City, Mexico

Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt

Liyuan Library in Jiaojiehe, China

VAC Library in Hanoi, Vietnam


Learning Resources

The following are some websites that are offering free resources during the current quarantine.  This list will be updated as more resources become available.

Scholastic Learn at Home

Khan Academy Schedule for School at Home

Bridges Library System Stuck at Home Resources

Wisconsing History with Recollection Wisconsin

StorylineOnline YouTube Channel

The Spanish Experiment

National Association for the Education of Young Children

PBS Wisconsin At-Home Learning

Abdo Digital Book Shelves:
Elementary Digital Bookshelf PreK-8
Secondary Digital Bookshelf 5-12
Abdo Zoom Research Database

Knowbuddy Resources Free eBooks

Free activity kits and author videos from Sourcebooks

Children's Book Council's At-Home Resources

Reach Out and Read Family Resources
*In addition to literacy and learning resources, this website also has tips for helping children and caregivers manage stress during the pandemic.

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