Online Options

 

Looking for something to do while home?
Check-out these online resources:

(This page will continually be updated as new resources are located.)

Read Astronaut Scott Kelly's Advice on Isolation

 


Free Online Resources to Pass the Pandemic compiled by BCCLS 
(please note: there may be some duplication)
 


CHILDREN

International Children's Digital Library
Click here for a video tutorial of how to use ICDL

 

 

Tumble Books offers digital books for children grades K-6 of all ages.
Username: tumble735
Password:  books
View an unlimited number of books with no check-outs, holds, downloads, or fees. 
 

 

 

Tumble Math EBook Database
Grades K-6
Username: tumble2020
Password:  A3b5c6
View an unlimited number of books with no check-outs, holds, downloads, or fees. 

 


TEENS

eBooks Grades 7-12 and check-out the Online Resources link for more eBooks and audiobooks.
Username: tumble2020
Password:  A3b5c6

 


ADULTS

Tumblebooks also offers romance eBooks and check-out the Online Resources link for more eBooks and audiobooks.
Username: tumble2020
Password:  A3b5c6

 


ALL AGES

Tumblebooks offers audiobooks for all ages and check-out the Online Resources link for more
eBooks and audiobooks.
Username: tumble2020
Password:  A3b5c6

 

https://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

 

Project Gutenberg

Free e-books

 

 

History Podcasts

 

A list of history podcasts, curated by West Orange Library's Reference Librarian Brian, includes
American History, Roman history, history of society and warfare, fake history, and history snippets in 15 minutes.

   

 



CULTURE AND THE ARTS


CHILDREN'S MUSEUMS - LEARN THROUGH PLAY

From Jersey City, N.J to San Francisco, CA virtually visit these U.S Children’s Museums and learn through play

MUSEUMS FOR ALL AGES

Museums for everyone! History, performance, modern art, and more!

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex offers virtual tours. Click the logo to visit their website.
Learn the history of Versailles from Louis XIII to the French Revolution with this video offered by the Palace of Versailles.
Click here to visit 12 museums that have virtual tours.
CNN Logo, link to list of virtual culture CNN has provided a list of virtual culture including concerts, museums, plays, and other cultural things that can be done from home.

 

Montclair Art Museum logo and virtual museum link

 

The virtual Montclair Art Museum brings our local museum to your home.
The website contains tutorials for crafts at home, showcases of various exhibits, fun games for children, and much mo

 

Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival icon + link

All Black Maria Film Festival award-winners have graciously agreed to have their films screened for free for as long as the pandemic lasts.

 

  • Art Talks by Janet Mandel presents mini-talks about works of art and shares resources on a variety of art and art history topics

  • Visualizing Poetry discusses the ways artists and writers express themselves and offers perspectives and discussion points for understanding these thematic approaches


 

 CRAFTS

  • Crafts by Amanda has craft tutorials for both children and adults

  • Dear Handmade Life contains craft projects, tips on creative entrepreneurship, recipes, and inspiration from entrepreneurial women

  • House of Handmade offers inexpensive do-it-yourself projects and decorations for the home

  • My Drawing Tutorials has hundreds of drawing tutorials from portrait and figure drawing to still life and basic techniques

  • Purl Soho has tutorials for knitting, crochet, and sewing patterns for sweaters, accessories, homewares, and clothing

  • Rapid Fire Art offers simple, easy to understand drawing tutorials and videos

  • Super Coloring has hundreds of coloring pages, from Mandalas to Pop Art

  • Color Our Collections from the New York Academy of Medicine. Download, print, and color your favorites, from medieval manuscripts to early 20th century advertisements

PERFORMANCES + ACTIVITIES

The New York Metropolitan Opera
Daily streaming of a show at 6:00 PM. Shows remain available until 3:30 PM the following day. 

Escape Rooms: a curated list by the Sun Prairie Public Libraries
 


ZOOS AND ANIMALS

See BCCLS Resources link for additional zoos providing virtual content.

 

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens Facebook is 'bringing the zoo to you' daily on their Facebook page at 3:00 PM. Cincinnati Zoo is the home of the incredible Fiona, the baby hippo born six weeks early. She is the smallest hippo to survive. Check out their youtube page as well for fun stories and posts!

 

 

 

Visit for livestreams on all animals.

 

 

WildEarth Logo

 

Award-winning videos hosted by safari experts from the African wilderness. Watch recorded videos or stream live according to schedule on site.