Virtual Activities for Children & Caregivers

Can’t come to our youth programs?  Try our virtual storytime!  We have a large selection of children’s videos available online, including readalouds, singalongs, nursery rhymes, craft tips, puppet shows, book recommendations, and many more.

Visit the MPL YouTube Channel to learn more.

Book & Reading Engagement Kit, Home Edition: With seamless connections for students and families, now everyone can bring to life the books they are reading.  Awaiting you are 172,000+ videos, audio recordings, activities, and lessons to enrich your community’s virtual learning. These enable readers to stay connected to favorite books.

Storyline Online is a website that has many readaloud videos available to watch free.

Scholastic has many free elementary & middle school virtual activities for students to do at home.

There are lots of fun activities you may do at home!  (Our thanks to Greenwood Public Library and ALA ALSC blog for sharing!)

 

TEEN ACTIVITIES

Wave Learning Festival:  Join the Wave Learning Festival for a summer of not-at-all-ordinary programming, hosted by student leaders across the nation.

Words Alive:  Activities for Teens during COVID-19

 

BOOK-RELATED ACTIVITIES

 

CLASSES ONLINE (FREE)

 

CRAFT ACTIVITIES

  • See all the many things you can make out of empty cardboard toilet paper rolls.  Click here to learn how.
  • Many of the library’s videos show how to create cool crafts based upon the themes of various books.  See our video playlists here and here.

 

FAMILY GAMES

 

FIREFLY AWARD

 

HELPFUL RESOURCES

 

LEARNING FUN FOR KIDS

 

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ENGAGE

 

MUSEUM & ZOO ONLINE PROGRAMS & VIRTUAL TOURS

 

MORE VIRTUAL TOURS

 

NEIGHBORHOOD TOGETHERNESS AND VIRTUAL VISITS WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS