Learn & Play at Home

Children Dedicated Resources for Parents/Caregivers:

Varsity Tutors:

  • Learning Assessment: “Measure a student’s proficiency and identify strengths and weaknesses in hundreds of subjects. Get an effective learning plan along with free tools to improve”
  • Learning Tools: “More than 250,000 free practice problems in over 200 subjects. Also available as mobile applications.”
  • Varsity Tutors – School Day
  • Virtual Summer Camps: “Week-long sessions. Fully interactive. Starting at $0. Ages 5 – 18 • June – August”

Pioneer Library System Resources:

Learning Games and Educator Resources:

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math:

Stories & Literacy:

  • Jbrary Storytime Online Resources: Links to online storytimes, yoga classes, podcasts, and more!
  • Storyline Online: Children’s literacy resource featuring the world’s best storytellers reading books aloud. Each video includes an activity guide with lessons for K-5 students to do at home.
  • The Spanish Experiment: Spanish Children’s Stories, Online Spanish Lessons, and Spanish Course Reviews.
  • International Children’s Digital Library: Children’s books from around the world, available online free of charge.
  • Kate Messner’s: A collection of videos from children’s authors, including read-alouds and writing and drawing mini-lessons.
  • Giant Spreadsheet: A spreadsheet of children’s authors offering content for kids
  • Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest Podcast: A “wildly enchanting fairy tale podcast” by children’s author Adam Gidwitz!
  • Storytime From Space: Astronauts reading stories from SPACE!
  • Mac Barnett’s Instagram: Live daily book readings!
  • Mr. Jon & Friends: Live music for toddlers/preschoolers in the mornings at 10:30am for 2 weeks
  • We Are Teachers: A big list of children’s authors doing online read alouds and activities
  • Stimola Live!: A website of live stream events for kids, tweens, and teens by professional authors and illustrators represented by Stimola Literary Studio.
  • Kids Ask Authors Podcast: A podcast by children’s author Grace Lin! Listen to episodes and submit questions, book reviews, or jokes! The podcast will be releasing 3 special episodes per week!
  • Hour of Code: Free coding games for all ages

Collections of Resources:

Teen & Young Adult Dedicated Resources:

Pioneer Library System Resources:

  • Owwl2Go -Browse the collection and access ebooks and audiobooks by downloading the Libby app
  • Mango Languages -Learn a new language through fun, interactive activities
  • Local History Resources -Access genealogy resources, historical newspapers, and archival collections
  • NovelNY -A wide variety of online databases

Books & Literature:

Varsity Tutors:

Virtual Tours and Events:

Science and Technology: