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STAY SAFE AT HOME!
for free activities, almost every day, for all ages!!
Digital downloads to
Free Online Resources to Pass the Pandemic
Resources from our library...
Enjoy our e-book and
audio books from home. All you need is your library card number. Send us an
email if you need your card number. We are also able to give out new cards to
Alpha residents that do not have a membership yet. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources beyond our library...
Kids & Teens
Activities and downloadables for titles by this publisher.
Common Sense Media
When kids have earned some screen time or parents need a quick break, check out Common Sense Media for some direction on recommended apps, books, TV shows, movies and
more. For those not familiar with Common Sense Media, reviews include
tips on what parents need to know, talking points and ratings, keeping
age levels in mind.
Coloring pages, DIY crafts, and other at home activities, including live craft demos.
Disney: Learn to Draw
If you're looking for a fun, creative way to add some Disney
magic to your day, Disney is sharing something special – a complete
series of how-to tutorials on drawing Mickey Mouse & friends through
Laurie Berkner Band
The best music, videos, and books for kids – that grownups love,
too! Her Facebook page offers educational videos, including live
"Berkner Breaks most weekdays at 10AM.
A schedule of live reading events
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
The Kennedy Center's YouTube channel presents Lunch Doodles with
Mo Willems. Spend some time and create some fun crafts with Mo Willems.
PBS Kids has compiled a list of specific resources for talking
to your child about coronavirus, including episodes of Daniel Tiger's
Neighborhood and Sesame Street. The list is found here.
In addition, parents can sign up for a special PBS Kids newsletter with
daily tips and activities to try while the kids are at home. Sign-up at
the PBS Kids website.
Activity sheets, event kits, and reading guides for kids of all ages.
Fun and interesting podcasts to entertain and educate kids (and
parents!). Great screen-free entertainment the whole family can enjoy.
Sign up for three months of free access to all of Ranger Rick's
games, jokes, videos, awesome animal articles, and more! This offer is
good through June 30, 2020.
Read, Wonder, and Learn!
Find a growing collection of resources that include everything
from first-chapter and picture book read-alouds (all shared with
permission!) to drawing and writing mini-lessons. Be sure to check back
often, as new resources will be added every day.
Reading is Fundamental
This site was created to help parents and childcare providers
develop the language skills of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The
site includes nursery rhymes, fingerplays, games, and songs. There is
also a page for parents with videos and activities to encourage reading.
Scholastic Learn at Home
Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going
with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four
separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful
story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or
with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning
The Social Express
A company focused on Social-Emotional Learning and Career Path Exploration.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation's award-winning children's literacy
website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors
reading children's books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner,
Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
- TIME for Kids
TIME for Kids digital library is free for the rest of the school
year. As the world asks more of families and teachers, TIME for Kids
salutes you, and they're here to support you! TIME for Kids is in the
unique position to help kids understand this unprecedented moment.
Adults, Parents, Teachers
- Children's Book Council
The new CBC resource page is now available and contains links
directly to publisher websites to easily access and learn more about the
amazing children's and young adult books and activities they have to
- Dreambox Learning
For a limited time, parents can get a 90 day FREE trial of DreamBox so children can learn at home. Simply sign up by April 30th.
- Holiday House
This is a new Holiday House Resources page. It was created to
meet the needs of those who have been looking for ways to engage with
and continue teaching children in a virtual environment.
- Kids Activities
A happy place filled with easy things to do with kids that don't require special skills, lots of money or advanced planning.
Many content providers have offered free access to e-content
collections to help you maintain online services during the COVID-19
crisis. OCLC is actively partnering with global content providers to
ensure access to these valuable resources through OCLC cataloging,
discovery, and resource sharing services.
- Open Culture
Get 1,500 free online courses from the world's leading
universities -- Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and
more. You can download these audio & video courses (often from
iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or
Board Game Arena
Join the largest board game table in the world. No download
necessary - play directly from your web browser. With your friends and
thousands of players from the whole world. Free.
Browse the newest and most played free to play titles on Steam.
New York City
You can utilize Google's Street View feature to explore the
museum's exclusive Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern, and
Contemporary era art exhibits.
The Intrepid: Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex
The Intrepid: Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex - The
Intrepid website offers educational videos on the history and evolution
of the Intrepid and other related topics. There is also an extensive
offering of virtual and online educational programs.
Whitney Museum of Modern Art
Check out the Meatpacking District's beloved museum of modern American art without dragging yourself over there.
The British Museum
Featuring historic works like the ancient Rosetta Stone and
actual Egyptian mummies, The British Museum is home to hundreds of
Navigate London's modern art gallery via street view at
Tate, which houses both national and international collections of art
dating between the 1900s and present day.
Check out Egyptian Antiquities, Galerie d'Apollon, and more.
Experience the work of iconic French artists like Monet,
Cézanne, and Gaugin. The museum's diverse collection includes oil
paintings, canvas work, modern art, and impressionism.
Get a taste of the Dutch Golden Age at Amsterdam's
Rijksmuseum, with an array of art from notable names like Vermeer and
Van Gogh Museum
As the name suggests, the city's Van Gogh Museum houses the
largest collection of Vincent van Gogh's work in the world, with over
200 paintings, 500 drawings, and 750 personal letters -- many of which
can be viewed online.
National Gallery of Art
The country's capital is home to one of the most popular art
museums in the US: the National Gallery of Art. And Google happens to
feature two exhibits online, American Fashion from 1740 through 1895 and
a collection from Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer.
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Immerse yourself in the Smithsonian's expansive National
Portrait Gallery, which includes Portraits of African Americans, First
Ladies, Votes for Women, and more.
The Metropolitan Opera has cancelled performances due to
concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, and is streaming encore Live in
HD presentations for its 'Nightly Met Opera Stream'.
The platform is currently offering a free seven-day trial, along with an affordable $8.99 monthly plan.
The Kennedy Center
Watch extraordinary performances every day -- from The
Kennedy Center's stages and beyond. Featuring original works, new
performances and the best of their vast archive.
Check out this great list of where to stream Broadway shows. The list includes family friendly favorites, such as Peter Pan and Newsies.
Zoos & Aquariums
NJ Jobs and Hiring Portal
Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community.
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