Online Resources

Free Digital Books


Free Audible Stories (audio streaming) for children and teens from Amazon. Audible app NOT required.

Project Gutenbeg - digitized classic literature


Unite for Literacy online picture books with optional narration, including ASL

Storyline Online: Children's Stories read by celebrities

Out of this World STEM books from World Books and NASA collaboration


Other Free Resources: Websites and Databases


Literacy:

Read to Lead: situational games integrating literacy with career-based scenarios. Grades 5-9.

Nail that Paper: Writing hints and helps, including an outline and thesis generator


Teachers College Reading & Writing Project Resources for Families: Support your child in reading and find recommended book lists

Math:

Bedtime Math (makers of Crazy 8's) at-home activities

MathNation: online learning platform free until June 2021

Humanities:


iCivics free games and lessons about the democratic process and our system of government

Google Arts & Culture explore art and visit museums virtually


Science:

NASA STEM at-home activities


SciJinks Earth Science and Weather topics by NOAA

Free ChemMatters articles for High Schoolers from the American Chemical Society

Crash Course Kids: A curated list of science-related YouTube videos focused at the 5th grade level

Consumer/Business/Technology:

List of websites, apps, and kits for learning how to code.

H.S. Computer Science Curriculum by Carnegie Mellon University

DigitalLearn lessons on the basics of computers, email, social media, and looking for jobs and staying safe online.

Help with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, etc.)

Tutorials on how to use Google Spreadsheets


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Resources for managing and protecting your finances, mortgage and student loans. 

Libraries to Business: Resources and free webinars for cultivating a business career

Learn to Type with TypingClub


General Education:

Kahn Academy always free online lessons for all ages

CovED free resources and access to mentors for K-12 students in need of academic support.

FutureLearn's Study Skills courses for college-bound students. Free and paid options available.

OpenLearn Free articles and courses on a wide range of academic subjects, as well as study skills and job skills.

VarsityTutors Free online academic classes and summer camps for a wide range of interests, including dinosaurs, Minecraft, magic, film production and more!

Annenberg Learner Multimedia resources for K-12 instruction in a wide range of subjects.


Other Educational Sources:

NOVA 
STEM education resources based on NOVA productions

PBS Learning Media Lessons, videos, worksheets for all ages and subjects

DK Find Out: Videos, Quizzes, and Fun Facts for elemetary age


Time For Kids limited free materials

TedEd Series for students

The Crash Course: YouTube videos for High School Topics

Health/Medicine:

From the National Library of Medicine (NLM):
Trusted Health Information on MedlinePlus.
Scientific Journal Abstracts and Articles on PubMed
The Community Guide from Community Preventative Services Task Force


Miscellaneous Databases:

Library of Congress Digtial Collections: Find electronic copies of hundreds of original documents

HeritageQuest Free access to the geneological research database (Must use this link. Library card required)


ProQuest Primary SourcesBlack Freedom Struggle in the United States

Kovel's Antiques Guide Online, for cleaning out your closets and finding treasures!

Resources for Reading Disabilities:
National Center for Learning Disabilities
The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

Florida Center for Reading Research
Learning Disabilities Association of America
Assistive Technology Blog