For Children

The Library offers many virtual resources for children, including storytime videos, interactive electronic storybooks, chapter books, nonfiction, language learning, puzzles, games, and much more.

Click on one of the categories below to explore all that we have to offer.

Websites & Online Activities for Children

Online Learning

  • Age of Learning - Language Arts/English - Free online access ABCMouse, Adventure Academy, ReadingIQ

  • Arcademics - All Subjects/Educational Games - Arcademics combines the excitement of video games with educational content to produce a high rate of learning through exciting, focused repetition that enables automaticity and fluency to be achieved quickly.

  • August House/Story Cove - English/Language Arts - August House/Story Cove is the children’s book publisher August House’s YouTube Channel, full of animated folktales for kids.

  • Circle Round - Language Arts/English - Circle Round is storytelling podcast for kids that comes with printable coloring sheets for each episode.

  • Common Sense Media – All Subjects - Comprehensive list of online events and activities being offered by authors, artists, and musicians, as well as many more online learning resources.

  • Khan Academy - STEM - Free online courses for kids in different subjects, mostly related to mathematics.

  • Kids Discover - Humanities - Online non-fiction magazine for kids 6-14, offering three months of free access with code FREETHREE

  • National Geographic Education - Science / Social Studies - A variety of resources from National Geographic, including activities and lessons. Use the filter tools to sort by age level and resource type.

  • Prodigy Game - Math - Free online math learning game.

  • Scholastic Learn at Home – Language Arts/STEM - Day-by-day projects from Scholastic to keep kids learning, thinking, growing.

  • Smithsonian Learning Lab - All Subjects - Free resources and activities for a variety of ages from the Smithsonian.

  • Starfall - Language Arts/Math - Free (and paid additional content) PreK- grade 3, reading and math.

  • Tiny Travelers - Geography / Social Studies - Access to Tiny Travelers: Learn about the World for Elementary and Preschool Kids, and Canticos Bilingual Learning for Preschool.

  • VidCode - Coding - Drop in virtual coding club with sessions every Thursday at 2 pm.

Art, Writing, and Creativity

  • Draw Everyday with JJK - Drawing lessons posted daily with author/illustrator Jared J. Krosoczka.

  • Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems - Art- Daily sessions of drawing with the author/illustrator, 12pm.

  • Minnesota Children’s Museum - Art/Play - From the Minnesota Children’s Museum, here are some open-ended activities that are easy to do at home and spark kids learning through play and creativity.

  • Museum Tours - Art - Take tours of museums around the world.

  • New York Times – Language Arts/English - Each week The Learning Network offers a dozen new ways for students to practice reading, writing and thinking using Times journalism — all free.

  • Quarantine Art Club - Art - Daily art prompts from author/illustrator Carson Ellis.

  • Read Wonder and Learn - Art/Writing - Stories, art and writing prompts, and lessons shared by favorite authors and illustrators.

  • Scholastic.com Story Starters – English/Language Arts - Writing prompts for K-6th grade students.

    Movement

  • Cosmic Kids Yoga - Exercise/Movement - Many story-based yoga videos for kids as young as 3.

  • Do Yoga With Me - Exercise/Movement - Free online yoga for two months- features ‘Yoga for Kids’ videos.

  • Indoor Mom - Exercise/Movement - Gross motor activities & games with household supplies.