In times like these, it is encouraging to see organizations coming together to support their communities! While the library offers a ton of awesome resources for free, check out these free resources from organizations all over the world.

Reading and Writing Resources

Storyline OnlineListen to some of your favorite celebrities read a wide variety of children’s books.

Drawing Lessons Online | Author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka is live streaming drawing lessons from YouTube every day.

Just for Kids: A Cosmic Exploring of the New Coronavirus | This kids comic is based on NPR interviews with healthcare professionals.

Author Read-Alouds and Drawing Lessons | Author Kate Messner and friends are sharing videos where they read their books aloud.

Authors Everywhere | Authors are sharing anything from read-alouds to writing workshops on this YouTube channel.

Dav Pilkey Drawing Lessons | The brain power behind Captain Underpants brings drawing lessons to you in partnership with the Library of Congress.


Museum Experiences

Seattle Aquarium and Monterey Bay Aquarium | Take a trip to the aquarium to look at otters and other animals without getting wet!

National Women’s History Museum | Women’s History Month doesn’t have to end when March does. Learn about women’s history all year long.

Smithsonian Learning LabFind learning modules from the Smithsonian.

NASA STEM Learning | Seek great STEM resources straight from NASA.

Museum of Modern Art | Take a virtual tour of the MoMA’s most popular pieces.

San Diego Zoo | Tigers, giraffes, elephants, and more are available to watch at your leisure.

The Louvre | Take a trip to one of France’s world-renowned museums from your couch. You will need Adobe Flash Player to take a virtual tour.