The Home Zone
Free and Fantastic Fun for Families at Home!
Check out the storytimes, classes, virtual tours and more!
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!
#SAVEWITHSTORIES - Save the Children's read-aloud series features famous participants reading children's books for a great cause.
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).
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.
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
REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER ENDS FRIDAY, JUNE 19.
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.
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.
Michelle and I want to do our part to give all you parents a break today, so we’re reading “The Word Collector” for @chipublib. It’s a fun book that vividly illustrates the transformative power of words––and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did. pic.twitter.com/ADYbL6Dzg4— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 14, 2020
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.