Educational/Recreational Links

DPLA connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format. 

PBS KIDS content helps preschool and school aged children in each of the four key areas of childhood development – cognitive, social, emotional and physical.

PBS Kids Parents offers a variety of parenting resources and tips on raising children, planning birthday parties, and kids activities.

ABCya provides over 400 fun and educational games for grades PreK through 6. Games are categorized by grade and subject, and cover topics such as multiplication, parts of speech, typing, pattern recognition, and more.

Khan Academy Kids provides a free, fun educational program for children ages two to six. With original interactive activities, books, animated videos, and creative lessons to captivate children’s attention.

On the Starfall website, children have fun while learning in an environment of collaboration, wonderment, and play. It is a place where any child can learn reading and mathematics through exploration.

Scholastic Learn at Home provides 20 days’ worth of active learning journeys designed to reinforce and sustain educational opportunities for those students who are unable to attend school.

ABC Mouse: School may be closed, but that’s no excuse for letting learning fall by the wayside! Use the following promo code at one of ABC Mouse’s sites to gain free access for your child to start learning with fun games and activities online.

With coupon:  SCHOOL7771

Teen Book Cloud: Grade 7-12 ebook database

Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

Tumble Book Library: K-6 children’s ebook database

Username: tumble735
Password: books

Tumble Math: K-6 children’s math ebook database

Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

AudioBookCloud: All ages audiobook database

Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

RomanceBookCloud: A huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!

Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

Sesame Street: Play educational games, watch videos, and create art with Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and more of your favorite Sesame Street muppets!

Coolmath Games is a brain-training site, for everyone, where logic & thinking & math meets fun & games. 

Time for Kids: Terrific news/info resource boosts brain power. Read Common Sense Media’s Time for Kids review, age rating, and parents guide.

Nat Geo Kids makes it fun to explore your world with weird, wild, and wacky videos! Videos featuring awesome animals, cool science, funny pets, and more, are.

HowStuffWorks is a commercial edutainment website providing support, information, and reviews with videos and illustrations.

The Kidz Page: Hundreds of free kids games, puzzles, activities, coloring pages, clip art & more for children, families, parents, and teachers.

FunBrain: Who ever thought learning math could be so much fun? Test your math skills with these fun and interesting games.

Nick Jr.: Play preschool learning games and watch episodes and videos that feature Nick Jr. shows

Exploratorium: Science experiments and activities abound in this comprehensive resource.

Welcome to History for Kids the free online history network. We hope you enjoy and have fun exploring our history. The website is packed with articles, worksheets and even a quiz on each section.

You will find cool games, videos, worksheets on many historical events that will help you understand those that have gone before us.

Highlights Kids: The place for children of all ages to play games and discover new jokes, surveys, answers to science questions, and fun crafts and recipes from Highlights.

Learning Games for Kids: These online learning games and songs for kids are fun, teach important skills for preschool and elementary school kids and they’re free.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids: A children’s version of the Old Farmer’s Almanac. Contains facts about weather, star gazing, history and more.

Disney Jr.: Play games with your favourite Disney Junior characters like Doc McStuffins, Miles from Tomorrowland, Henry Hugglemonster and many more.

National Emergency Library Archive, a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.

Find information on Zoo Atlanta: interactive maps, education programs, animal photos and descriptions, calendar of events, tickets and more.

San Diego Zoo: This website is AudioEye enabled and is being optimized for accessibility.

Future Learn: Join millions of people learning on FutureLearn. Find online courses and degrees from leading universities or organisations and start learning online today.

Access Mars: The real surface of Mars recorded by NASA’s Curiosity rover.

Yellowstone: Ready to explore Yellowstone? You don’t have to wait for your trip out here. You can start exploring now by virtually touring some of the main attractions around the park. Included with each tour is additional information about visiting in person.

 

Virtual Yosemite presents a groundbreaking interactive (VR) tour of one of America’s most spectacular destinations – Yosemite National Park in California.

The Met: During this extraordinary and difficult time, the Met hopes to brighten the lives of our audience members even while our stage is dark. 

World Book Online Resource Library:

Username: wbsupport
Password: distancelearn

medici.tv: A rare and exclusive selection of concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries and master classes. Exclusive events streamed live, available afterwards on replay.

Passcode: ovm20

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health, safety, and security threats.

Here’s a look at the number of coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania and the latest news about the COVID-19 outbreak.

Junior Library Guild: With JLG Gold Standard eBooks for Elementary, Middle School and High school students, JLG Digital gives you and your readers unlimited access* to read books online from any device. There is no limit to the number of users and titles enter and exit the digital stream regularly, so there are always new picks available.

Using a computer? Usernames & passwords are not needed! Simply click your book-stream choice below and you’ll be automatically logged in!

RBdigital: Built by Recorded Books, RBdigital is a state-of-the-art platform and app providing access to the broadest array of digital content services, including audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, newspapers, comics, entertainment, education, health and wellness, and more. RBdigital is the only mobile app that delivers 15+ different types of content all from one sourcemaking it simple to discover and access great content.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Worksheet: In this challenging time, you may be facing difficult decisions about which bills to pay first. The Prioritizing bills tool from our Your Money, Your Goals financial empowerment toolkit can help you consider the impact of your choices when money is tight.