Online Resource List

Looking for something new to explore? Your library card gives you access to free audiobook, lectures, movies, and more! Click on eMedia to explore.  If you're looking to do a bit of research, click on Do Research to access Ancestry.com Library Edition, learn a new language with Transparent Language, or check out one of the other great, free resources available to you. 

Granville Public Library Kids also has a YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpHsC8pFkynulhEHSie-lmg) with videos of Miss Danielle and her son Anson teaching Babytime songs. Clyde the Coyote has his own blog for bored kids at https://clydethecoyote.wixsite.com/mysite/home-1 . You can also follow the GPL Children's Department on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/gpl_kids/ and the general library Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/granville_public_library/ . Lastly, follow the library on Facebook to keep up with what we're doing to continue servicing our community during this time at https://www.facebook.com/granvillelibrary/ . 

Still looking for more to do? We've compiled a list of websites with free, online, boredom-busting activities to explore:

CREATIVE:

Free Online Sewing Basics Class from Pattern Review.com (free class from April 1-15; price shows as $0 when added to cart): https://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/sewingclasses/class.pl?id=142

Scholastic (list of websites where kids can write their own books): https://www.scholastic.com/parents/school-success/learning-toolkit-blog/websites-where-kids-can-create-books.html?fbclid=IwAR1QjFLvUQEst6r35WRKBd1HyIycpG9VMCSCxU_4a7D9mNMD3xagUDMeMNw

National Gallery of Art for Kids (intro to art & art history; interactive): https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html

Jarrett Lerner comic book artist (blank comic book pages, finish this comic printables): https://jarrettlerner.com/activities/

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems (YouTube Channel for daily doodles): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjaYnyCJDdU&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3le4yzYGOpLELeP5PS_tJB1xTx5fCtcPuqfvfFqXVLYK2JvnCIr1X92vo

My Modern Met (free coloring pages): https://mymodernmet.com/free-coloring-pages-color-our-collections/?fbclid=IwAR0v09aG1PXRPI6yOjMh98bW28fhgQ6UNFt3gYnRgf66-WDGhsCMquEZNA4

Smithsonian coloring pages: http://library.si.edu/sites/default/files/color_in_a_new_light_coloring_pages_0.pdf

New York Botanical Garden coloring pages: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8O7MTiZdDjnTk1PTlRjMU1PcTQ/view

Minecraft (free education packs; downloadable until June 30): https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/free-educational-content-minecraft-marketplace-

READING:

Battle of the Books Digital Availability List - We've compiled the Battle of the Books Reading list for Grades 4-6 in an easy-to-use chart that tells you how you can access these books online with your library card!: see .pdf file below

Harry Potter at Home Hub: https://www.wizardingworld.com/news/introducing-hp-at-home

Storyline Online (stories read by celebrities): https://www.youtube.com/user/StorylineOnline

Storytime from Space (stories read by astronauts in space): https://storytimefromspace.com/about-us/

KidLit TV (explore the world of children's literature): https://kidlit.tv/

Teach Your Monster to Read (games to make learning to read fun): https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

Audible (hundreds of free audiobooks; no account required):  https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

The Spanish Experiment (well-known children's stories translated into Spanish and read by a native Spanish-speaker; audio only or video with subtitles): https://www.thespanishexperiment.com/stories?fbclid=IwAR2UBJMNS90fUwPwgrivr9NzjEpWaiyI0QzJgd4lVSDsYJYpNlivcv6zGoI 

Goodnight with Dolly YouTube Channel (Dolly's Imagination Library; weekly videos with Dolly reading children's books): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0MpwxxTbrBOz1g1X-BynUA

 

SCIENCE: 

SciShow Kids YouTube Channel (science videos for kids): https://www.youtube.com/user/scishowkids

Scratch (coding for kids): https://scratch.mit.edu/about

Exploratorium (online experiences to feed curiosity): https://www.exploratorium.edu/

NASA: https://www.nasa.gov/?fbclid=IwAR1KY7lAx90bMCIq5zgsOcB1W0WI53AZM62j7dNDvCePROfeRjNXu6jaQY8

NASA Kids Club: https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Google Earth (explore the world from home): https://www.google.com/earth/

 

ANIMALS: 

Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari: http://cincinnatizoo.org/home-safari-resources/?fbclid=IwAR1XU0_MSL86BphQqk_0Bl1CqIHVtXxHI2F0X8aJLVzuWor0zTedZTPB-Lo

San Diego Zoo: https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

Explore (livecams from over the world): https://explore.org/livecams

 

LEARN: 

Typing Club (learn to type with interactive lessons): https://www.typingclub.com/

Scholastic Learn at Home: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Imagineering in a Box (collaboration between Disney and Khan Academy): https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/08/walt-disney-imagineering-partners-with-khan-academy-to-bring-you-imagineering-in-a-box/?fbclid=IwAR3Qkn25a3vAoEo0XCR8vdd9Zc6u5egCJ1nE2_zdM381YlVJ266uabbqpas

Time Magazine for Kids: https://www.timeforkids.com/

Crash Course YouTube Channel (fun, educational videos): https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse/featured

 

EXPLORE: 

Harry Potter: A History of Magic Exhibit at the British Library Museum (virtual tour): https://insidethemagic.net/2020/03/harry-potter-a-history-of-magic-now-available-online-for-free-tm1/?utm_content=buffer81235&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer&fbclid=IwAR1UKi4pHo5LybmhmkS2YRz1c11Vu9AIYV_Gm_BM5rlxa_H3FomOva7xiq4

Yellowstone Park (virtual tours): https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm

Farm Foods 360 (virtual farm tours): https://www.farmfood360.ca/

Discovery Education (virtual field trips): https://www.discoveryeducation.com/community/virtual-field-trips/

The Frick Collection (virtual tour): https://www.frick.org/exhibitions/moroni/virtual?fbclid=IwAR0XUzO4zyu6jnuEaXMwAUN5eKPNq5fCz3t8ujpuPKKFqUrdzKm8r0nWIc0

The British Museum (virtual tour): https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

Guggenheim Museum, NY (virtual tour): https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/solomon-r-guggenheim-museum-interior-streetview/jAHfbv3JGM2KaQ?hl=en&sv_lng=-73.95897540047744&sv_lat=40.78284373830581&sv_h=72.73223613663627&sv_p=-1.2009128040141377&sv_pid=rfLOHTGWrOlcY4J1Oc_UzQ&sv_z=0.9645743015259166

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (online exhibits): https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-gallery-of-art-washington-dc?hl=en

Musée d'Orsay, Paris (online exhibit): https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/musee-dorsay-paris?hl=en

Virtual Tours of Stunning Libraries: http://www.ilovelibraries.org/article/take-virtual-tours-these-stunning-libraries?fbclid=IwAR3G123nLLiM4U9CuEv668yHqoByqt6aAMP0VzEDCaWnUidZWrtDM1Qcyus

National Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art, Seoul: http://www.ilovelibraries.org/article/take-virtual-tours-these-stunning-libraries?fbclid=IwAR3G123nLLiM4U9CuEv668yHqoByqt6aAMP0VzEDCaWnUidZWrtDM1Qcyus

MASP, Sao Paolo (virtual exhibits): https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/masp?hl=en

The Louvre (virtual tours): https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/masp?hl=en

 

TALKS:

TED Talks: https://www.ted.com/talks

 

ENTERTAIN: 

The Globe Theater (free bi-weekly streaming of plays): https://www.shakespearesglobe.com/watch/

Center for Puppetry Arts (livestream shows on Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/CenterforPuppetryArts/?rf=788332124596230

Broadway HD (free 7-day trial to stream Broadway shows): https://www.broadwayhd.com/

Mister Roger's Neighborhood (full-length episodes): 

Laurie Berkner Band (live performances every afternoon): https://www.facebook.com/pg/LaurieBerknerBand/live_videos/?ref=page_internal

Instagram (live musical performances - John Legend, Chris Martin, and more): #TogetherAtHome https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/togetherathome/

Drama Online (online theatrical performances): https://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com/

Amazon.com (free children's shows): https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/storefront/ref=atv_hm_hom_1_c_ZWyNDQ_fMHI51_1_1?contentId=freeforall&merchId=freeforall

Virtual Disneyland rides: https://www.timeout.com/los-angeles/things-to-do/the-25-best-disneyland-rides?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&cid=%7Elosangeles%7Enatsoc%7Efacebook%7Eechobox&fbclid=IwAR2MvUMa3NhGDDscO4bL4ykZ27il06YADhNmLR4KM4A4DPBagRY5SV4R3OY#Echobox=1584654860

National Theatre at Home YouTube Channel (streaming free full-length plays every Thursday): https://www.youtube.com/user/ntdiscovertheatre

COOKING: 

The Kitchn's Cooking School (20-day, 20-lesson program with an essential cooking topic covered every day): https://www.thekitchn.com/collection/cooking-school

BBC Food Techniques (cooking videos for varying skill levels): https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/techniques?fbclid=IwAR3uoLAltjvA4y4axwLt2sAwMVGNL6A57N_hC2T-Tzczx9pMCAVwKktbT0Q 

Cooking with the New York Times (online cooking school with video lessons): https://cooking.nytimes.com/learn-to-cook

Texas A&M Dinner Tonight (classes in making quick & healthy dinners): 

MIT's Kitchen Chemistry (online version of a seminar designed to be an experimental and hands-on approach to applied chemistry - as seen in cooking: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/experimental-study-group/es-287-kitchen-chemistry-spring-2009/index.htm?fbclid=IwAR3pFIa-OE6fRehUNC98Hgxtpehv-isD0I3HpYxsFVXRuvU7dxTldJ6cO_A

Delia Online Cookery School (cooking technique articles with varying levels of difficulty): https://www.deliaonline.com/how-to-cook?fbclid=IwAR1GHn12HsGhys_1uR9pS3O8nrztV6eKcD2w5Ig9LLi1UWVUIJxb4OqASeU

Better Homes and Gardens How to Cook (learn the basics): https://www.deliaonline.com/how-to-cook?fbclid=IwAR1GHn12HsGhys_1uR9pS3O8nrztV6eKcD2w5Ig9LLi1UWVUIJxb4OqASeU

Delish (free kids cooking classes): https://www.delish.com/food-news/g31786555/delish-instagram-live-kids-cooking-class/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social-media&utm_campaign=socialflowFBDEL&fbclid=IwAR07GvZwG2xDHdCHA1vVc_krjemV_z4B59nB-32Zf-LMzCCGC-06yCoc4g4

MOVEMENT: 

Ballet en Demand (free ballet masterclasses): https://www.balletendemand.org/

YMCA 360 (virtual YMCA classes): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOGt_IpceP_xQhhCMCrut_A?fbclid=IwAR0A4Wh1YjEA0z72_gJ7DwUHXDGPTu-N4YXp0wiYnv8mRScclP4ZQd5cXcY

The Body Coach YouTube channel (PE with Joe): https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured