SCIENCE AND ANIMALS

COSI Connects offers daily science lessons.

NASA’s YouTube page lets you engage with scientists, explore the International Space Station and learn how to become an astronaut.

Cincinnati Zoo offers daily education programs with animals.

Shedd Aquarium has a number of aquatic animal videos on its YouTube channel.

The Live Sea Otter Cam from Monterey Bay Aquarium is open 12 hours a day.

The Puppy Playroom has live videos of puppies every day.

Stuck at Home Science videos lead families along on experiments you can do at home.

Bill Nye the Science Guy has at home experiments you can do as a family.

Crash Course Kids teaches science in a fun, easy-to-understand way.

 

STORIES AND DRAWING

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems lets viewers draw along and hang out with the author.

Art for Kids is a family YouTube channel where adults and kids practice drawing together. Learn how to draw a dinosaur, robot and more.

Christopher Hart’s YouTube channel is for the more advanced artists who are looking to hone their skills. When the library reopens, check out his series of drawing books.

TumbleBook Library offers animated, talking picture books that teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.

Savewithstories is an Instagram account with authors and celebrities reading books and sharing stories.

Storytime from Space features NASA astronauts reading to you from space.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library offers a free picture book each month mailed to 0-5-year-old children, plus enjoy a special Goodnight with Dolly storytime once each week.

 

MOVEMENT

Laurie Berkner, a musician featured in many storytimes, is doing Facebook Live performances most weekdays at 10 a.m.

Cosmic Kids Yoga has free yoga videos on YouTube based around stories and favorite characters.

P.E. with Joe offers free 30-minute workout classes for kids of all ages that don’t require any equipment.

 

VARIOUS ACTIVITIES

WOSU’s Classroom has web videos featuring activities and ideas of things to do together.

Ohio History Connection makes history come alive from the comfort of home.

Cooking With Kids has recipes and easy instructions for children and their caregivers to do together.

McHarper Manor in Cincinnati puts up a new crafting video every day.

Fender is offering three free months of guitar or ukulele lessons when you make a free account.

 

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS

Visit Ohio National Parks from the comfort of home.

Google Arts and Culture is offering online museum tours around the world.

Visit Mars courtesy of NASA’s Curiosity Rover.

 

ONLINE CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY TOOLS FOR KIDS

Code.org teaches coding for K-12 students.

Song Maker is great for any school-age child.

Band Lab lets kids create and share their own music.

Pixel enabled kids of all skill levels to create their own art.

Google Quick Draw is a fun and fast-drawing game.

Brush Ninja helps you make your own animated GIFs.

Sketchpad encourages doodling and creativity.

Ohio Arts Beacon of Light lets artists of all ages submit examples of their creative talents.

 

READING AND LEARNING FOR ALL AGES

AudioBookCloud: An all-ages eAudiobook database.
Username: tumble2020 | Password: A3b5c6

RomanceBookCloud: A huge collection of steamy romance eBooks for the older crowd.
Username: tumble2020 | Password: A3b5c6

Gale in Context: College: Offers content that reinforces critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation.
Password: open

Publisher’s Weekly: Offers free issues online or via the PW App on iOS or Android devices. Click here for reviews and click here for an archive.

National Emergency Library: Offers a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship and intellectual stimulation.