Stay at Home Story Time
A 20 minute picture book read-aloud with Oliver Jeffers, author of Lost and Found.
A 5–10 minute picture book read-aloud.
View the YouTube Channel
Mac Barnett Instagram Live
Mac Barnett (Triangle) reads one of his picture books
Jeff Norton Awesome Stories
Jeff Norton reads a chapter (5–10 minutes) of his sci-fi adventure novel Alienated.
Josh Gad Will Read to Your Kids Every Night
Josh Gad (voice of Olaf from Frozen) will read a picture book as a bedtime story.
Storytime from Space
Astronauts read picture books from the International Space Station.
Virtual Drawing Lessons
Drawing with Toddlers
A short drawing lesson from E. B. Goodale, author of Under the Lilacs.
A 30 minute art lesson with Mo Willems, author of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.
Drawing lessons with Wendy Macnaughton
The New York Times bestselling illustrator gives drawing lessons at 1:00 pm on Instagram Live
View her Instagram
Draw Every Day with JJK
A 20 minute drawing lesson with Jarrett J. Krosoczka creator of the Lunch Lady graphic novel series.
View her YouTube channel
Draw with Ben Clanton
Draw with Ben Clanton, author of the Narwhal and Jellyfish series.
View Ben's Instagram account
Music Classes & Performances
Our Virtual World
Music classes from Jam with Jamie.
Union Square Play
Daily music, movement, yoga classes, and more for pre-K/young kids from Union City Play in New York City.
Stars in the House
A 60 minute performance and chat by various Broadway actors and other performers to raise money for out-of-work entertainers.
Metropolitan Opera Nightly Streaming
Every night a new recording from The Metropolitan Opera is available to stream
A full list of live concerts streaming, varying from pop stars to operas, curated by NPR.
Music at Home
Fun musical activities and concerts from the Little Orchestra Society
American National Parks
deYoung Art Museum, San Francisco
Classes and exhibits in San Francisco
Classes and exhibits in Seattle
Classes and exhibits in San Diego
Classes and exhibits in Chicago
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Louvre Museum, Paris
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Boston Children's Museum
Great Wall of China
Access Mars (from NASA's Curiosity rover)
"Field trips" to zoos, dairies, symphonies, operas and more
Live Animal Cameras at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Jellyfish, otters, sharks, and more!
Live Animal Cameras and Tours of the San Diego Zoo Penguins, polar bears, pandas, and koalas!
Fun & Games
Family Time Machine
Ideas for activities for the whole family, available in Spanish.
Disneyworld and Disneyland
Virtual rides on Disney attractions.
Dungeons & Dragons
Virtual Dungeons & Dragons trial adventure from Wizards of the Coast.
Mobile and console games
Includes Alto's Adventure and The Sims 4, available for free or on sale, curated by The Verge.
Free Amazon Prime Family Titles
Amazon's original kids' series will be available for free, with or without a Prime account.
Massimo Bottura Cooking Classes
Gucci Osteria’s Massimo Bottura is offering free virtual cooking classes on Instagram
Online Cooking Classes
Milk Street Cooking School classes are now available online and at partner locations.
Harry Potter at Home
Fun wizarding games and activities. Get sorted into your house, make potions, and read newly available material from JK Rowling.
The Kid Should See This
Imaginative and inspiring short films for kids on a variety of subjects: science, art, animation, music, and more.
Beachbody Kids Workouts
With schools out and no formal recess or P.E., we hope you’ll use these workouts to make family fitness fun and a part of your daily routine with our free selection of workouts from celebrity trainers Tony Horton, Shaun T and Leandro Carvalho.
Tools for Academic & Social/Emotional Support
Daily STEM Activities from Boonshoft Museum
The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery presents an online learning experience for all ages!
PBS Kids for Parents
Kids programming, activities and content from PBS
Explore resources and instructional materials about viruses and outbreaks. K-5, 6-8, 9-12.
17 Apps to Help Kids Stay Focused
Need help organizing your kid's chores?
Apps That Act Like Math and Science Tutors for Homework Help
If a live tutor is more of a commitment than you're looking for, consider trying one of the apps on this list.
Free Educational Apps, Games, and Websites
Next time your kids are looking for fun, try giving them one of these picks.
Top Time-Management Apps
These terrific apps can teach kids essential organization and time-management skills.
Access to Leman Library resources (for Leman families only)
Lower School Unified Classroom Page
Upper School Unified Classroom Page
Try Some Anti-Stress Activities. Print out the Google Arts & Culture Activity Book and play.
If you are looking for a mix of podcasts, poetry, meditations, and reflection to accompany you during this time, check out one of our latest collections: A Care Package for Uncertain Times.
MIT alum Arno Klein and his team from the MATTER Lab, based at the Child Mind Institute, have launched CrisisLogger.org, a website that urges people to record their fears, frustrations, and hopes during the pandemic as an audio clip or video. These recordings are converted into engaging word clouds, which can be shared publicly, kept private, or used to help scientific research.
Frontiers for Young Minds is an open-access journal written by some of the world’s foremost scientists, specifically for young people. From astronomy and space science to biodiversity, neuroscience, pollution prevention, and mental health, Frontiers for Young Minds is a diverse, rich, and free online resource available to educators, parents, and kids everywhere.
BBC Sounds: Alex Beard imagines a world without the school as we know it on Episode 3: Learning.
Millions of people around the world are standing together in common purpose. Discover how you can answer the call. Inspiration on Demand.
Resources Accessible with your NYPL Card
Borrow E-Books with SimplyE
Explore a wide array of digital resources during our closure period, including hundreds of thousands of e-books and audiobooks. Plus, new users who live in New York State can apply for a library card directly through the app!
Library card web applications cannot be processed at the moment in response to the coronavirus. Consider a virtual library card. Using your Android or iOS device, download SimplyE—The New York Public Library's free e-reader app—to get started. Residents of New York State over the age of 13 are eligible to apply. New York residents can get a library card through the SimplyE app.