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Free and Fantastic Fun for Families at Home!

 Check out the storytimes, classes, virtual tours and more! 

Picture Books, Read Alouds, and Storytimes


Mondays with Michelle Obama at 12 p.m.- Former First Lady reads aloud as part of Read Together, Be Together Literacy Movement

Julie’s Library - A new podcast hosted by legendary actress and author Julie Andrews and her daughter, children’s book author Emma Walton Hamilton. It will launch on April 29 with a six-episode release, and more episodes will come later this summer! 

Ordinary People Change the World Picture book biographies by author Brad Meltzer  and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos read aloud by Brad, Billie Jean King and Barbara Bush. 

#SAVEWITHSTORIES - Save the Children's read-aloud series features famous participants reading children's books for a great cause.

Bedtime Stories by The Town of Greenburgh Police Officers

Day by Day New York - A website for young children and their families. It is part of the New York State Library early literacy initiative Ready to Read at New York Libraries A song, story, craft, and more for every day of the year!

Day by Day New York in Spanish - DaybyDayNYSP es un sitio web para niños jóvenes y sus familias. Pertenece al iniciativo de la alfabetización juvenil Ready to Read at New York Libraries por la New York State Library (Biblioteca Estatal de Nueva York). 

KidLit TV - Explore the World of Children's Literature

Storytime Online - Where the World's Best Storytellers Inspire a Love of Reading in Children

#OperationStorytime! Authors, illustrators, celebs, and childhood educators perform their stories online for your kids' enjoyment.

Story Time from SpaceThe Global Space Education Project sent children’s books to the International Space Station to be read by astronauts!

Liv Bits - Google Document of author videos and livestreams

Richland Library's "How to Do a Storytime at Home" A few easy steps to have your own storytime with your children.

The Big List of of Children's Book Writers Doing Virtual Author Activities- created by We Are Teachers.

Goodnight with Dolly - Imagination Library Bedtime Stories with Dolly Parton

Stories with Steve Metzger -  An 11-minute video reading three of his rhyming read-alouds.


Learning from Home with Debbie Ridpath Ohi and her friends -  Debbie reads, writes and illustrates for young people. 


Lavar Burton Reads for Children Mondays at 12 pm EST Twitter Live


Jonathan Kruk A Goodnight Sleepy Head Story


Museums with Marisa

With the closure of all schools, libraries and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Museums With Marisa" will be offering free online interactive virtual programs!

Coding for Kids


Lincoln Center at Home


Lincoln Center’s new portal enables families and communities to keep the performing arts front and center.

The Youth Passion Project




The Youth Passion Project is a group founded by SHS students to teach free online classes about topics they are passionate about to younger students in hopes of bringing a fulfilling learning experience.  The Youth Passion Project offers a variety of courses that are oriented towards subjects of interest that are not necessarily taught in schools. There are 17 instructors who teach their passions ranging from Spanish to Digital Songwriting to Origami. Click here to learn more about YPP and view the catalog of classes.

Wizarding World


Wizarding World - The Official home of Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts 

Wizarding World is hosting Harry Potter At Home, a hub of information and activities for parents, children and caregivers to discover the magic of Harry Potter, by reading or listening on their own or together with loved ones, while staying at home.

Zoo Tours



Take a trip to the Zoo! Join the Cincinnati Zoo on a home safari. Each day at 3:00 pm the zoo will be exhibiting a different animal on their Facebook page. Each episode will be in conjunction with an activity that viewers can do at home! If you miss the Facebook Live stream, you can view it later on the zoo’s YouTube channel. 

Fun Activities for Kids at Home

Power Learn - Science Experiments


Created by a local high school student, PowerLearn is a YouTube channel that provides a way for your child to learn science and have fun right at home. It is difficult to get supplies during the lockdown, but that's not a problem! You can find most of the materials right at home.
Learn more about a Science Video Competition sponsored by PowerLearn by clicking here.