Storytimes and Creative Activities

National Library Week Storytime with Miss Melissa.

Storyline Online has videos of actors reading books alongside produced illustrations. Each book has a recommended grade level and activity guides. 

No wait time to read (or listen to) the first title in the Harry Potter series.  Check out the eBook or eAudio on Libby app or OverDrive and #HarryPotteratHome

See the Florida Aquarium animals: story time with one of their educators and musicians playing tunes,  watch letting their penguins waddle around the exhibits. Visit the aquarium’s Facebook page at 10 a.m. daily. The aquarium also posts the SEA-SPAN sessions on its website and on YouTube so the shows can be watched on demand.

Learn sign language: An American Sign Language teacher is hosting free sign language classes that will run weekdays at 1 p.m. on her Instagram: @aslrochelle. All are welcome, but she says it is “especially great for school-aged kids.” She plans to run them every week until May 29 or until her kids go back to school.

Take a cooking class: Delish launched an Instagram Live  episodes will air weekdays at 1 p.m. and last 15 to 20 minutes.

Levar Burton  hosts sessions each week reading to audiences of different ages.  On Mondays at 9:00am  PT Burton reads children's selections live streaming on Twitter.  

Diane Alber will read one of her books every day on Facebook!

Todd Parr has read many of his books on his Youtube channel.

Dan Gutman reads a few chapters from his books every day at 2PM on Facebook.

Peter H. Reynolds is reading one of his books every day. 

Kate Schatz is reading a section of Rad American History A-Z over on her Youtube and doing mini-lessons afterwards.

Mac Barnett is reading on Instagram Live every day.

Kate Messner reads her book The Great Deep and also has many more interesting resources on her website. 

Jennifer Trafton is reading a chapter a day of her book Henry and the Chalk Dragon.  

Actor, Josh Gad, is doing story time each night on his Twitter. 

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy is doing daily story times at 10 AM on their Facebook.  

Tara Lazar is reading and doing other fun things on her Instagram Live every day at 12PM. 

Author, Oliver Jeffers, is reading stories on Instagram Live at 2PM every day. 

Drag queen, Nina West, is doing Story Time with Nina on her Instagram. 

Watch astronauts on the space station read books!

Lauren Tarshis, an author of some of the I Survived series is reading chapters from some of her books on Youtube. 

Quarantine friendly artist, Wendy MacNaughton, is doing Instagram Live drawing lessons every day at 1PM. 

Author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka will be hosting a daily drawing webcast on YouTube at 2 PM. 

Join author and illustrator, Mo Willems, in some afternoon doodling

Author, April Henry, has added some writing prompts to her website for those that are suffering from writer’s block. 

Cape May County Virtual Zoo School

Home Safari Cincinnati Zoo

Georgia Aquarium Animal Live Cams

San Diego Zoo Live Cams 

Monterey Bay Aquarium Webcams

New York Animal Adventure Park Giraffe Live Cams

Searchable Animal Live Cams

Brooks Falls Katmai National Park, Alaska

Underwater Manatee-Cam at Blue Spring State Park

Wolong Grove Panda Yard-Gengda, Sichuan, China

Mindfulness & Relaxation Videos

Office Hours With Sal- Sal answers questions from parents, teachers, and students about using Khan Academy for remote learning during school closures.

Scholastic Learn at Home Series

Virtual Tour National Parks

Space Racers Episodes, Activities & Games

Museum Collections Online

Free Scribd for 30 Days- no credit card necessary

Live in HDseries is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 20 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 3:30 p.m. the following day.

Guided Meditation with the Jellies by Monterey Bay Aquarium