Livestreamed Library Events

A calendar full of livestreamed events such as book readings, music concerts, lessons (everything from cooking to karate!) that have been compiled by librarians across the country.

P.E. with Joe

Daily online P.E. classes for kids! The workouts are designed to be kid friendly, will last half an hour, and won't need much space so they can be done indoors if you're self-isolating

Need to Get Moving?

Someone came up with an idea for doing exercises based on your name. Check it out!

Virtual Field Trips

Links to a variety of zoos, national parks, museums, and places around the world!

Navajo Flatbread Recipe

Need bread but don't want to face the grocery store? Here's a great, inexpensive option you can make at home with ingredients you probably already have on hand.

Mythbusters' Contamination Experiment

A quick lesson about the importance of social distancing!

Spiritual Practices for the Coronavirus Pandemic

Along with practical steps like careful hand washing, avoiding close contact, and disinfecting surfaces, The Center for Spiritual Formation recognizes that we need ways to disarm fear and uncertainty, keep our spirits up in isolation, be present with illness, and sustain hope.

Storyline Online

Check out celebrities reading storybooks for kids!

Scholastic's "Learn at Home" Resources

Scholastic has launched a "Learn at Home" website that has daily courses for students from Pre-kindergarten to grades 6 and higher. From learning about why zebras have stripes to math lessons based on K-Pop stars, Scholastic's learning plans cover all the subjects your student would be taking at school.

The courses provide approximately three hours of learning per day, including writing and research projects, virtual field trips, and geography challenges. The website is accessible on any device that has internet and no sign up is required. It will remain free and open indefinitely, Scholastic said.

Lunch Doodles

Mo Willems, who is best known for his books “The Pigeon Has to Go to School!” “I Will Take a Nap!” and “Knufflebunny,” has announced that he will be live streaming “Lunch Doodles” videos every weekday at 1 p.m. EST from his own house. The video sessions will be shared on the Kennedy Center’s YouTube account as well as on their website. Each session is about 20 minutes long.

Group Publishing Resources

Includes video lessons and devotions for both children and youth!

National Aquarium

Check out the live stream feeds of their Blacktip Reef and Pacific Coral Reef exhibits or watch a recording of Jellies Invasion!

Smithsonian Online Learning

Since its founding in 1846, the Smithsonian has been committed to inspiring generations through knowledge and discovery. A selection of Smithsonian Institution courses can be audited free or students can choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee. 

The Fiona Show

Catch up on the adventures of baby hippo Fiona born at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Empowering Courageous Kids

FREE weekly interactive video lessons that guide kids and their families through meaningful experiences and discussions focused on Jesus’ miracles, demonstrating how his power pulls us through times just like this.

Care for your Coronavirus Anxiety

A toolkit of resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty.

130 Outdoor Learning Activity Ideas

The folks from Outdoor Families online magazine produced a list of things to do with the kids to get them (and you!) out of the house!

The Smithsonian

While the museums and zoo may be closed to visitors, the website has tons to explore for both kids and adults! Check out podcasts, libraries, archives, and so much more!

Don't forget the Smithsonian Learning Lab available at

The Cincinnati Zoo's Home Safari

Join us for a Home Safari Facebook Live each day at 3pm EDT where we will highlight one of our amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home.

The at-home activities will all be posted to this webpage -

All videos will also be posted on our website and to our YouTube channel shortly after the Facebook Live ends.

Free Audible Books

“For as long as schools are closed, we’re open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.”

No log-ins, credit card or passwords needed.

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