School at Home

distance learning school at home

The kids are bouncing off the walls — excited about a break from school, but now you’re tasked with managing them at home all day for weeks, potentially months, all while juggling work, dishes, laundry, taking care of the dog, cat, fish and all the other adulting stuff we do. Oh, I forgot to mention, the added stress of having to scavenge hunt grocery stores to find food, toilet paper and cleaning products (that are no where to be found) while practicing social distancing of a minimum of six feet. You really wish you had more hand sanitizer. It’s enough to drive anyone crazy.

Take a deep breath. You’ve got this — and we can help. The upside to this is family. Turn the unexpected time at home into fun opportunities for learning, playing and connecting with one another.

The websites below have stories for you to read aloud and video storytimes, as well as, crafts, games and hands-on activities to keep you and your children entertained for hours. Forget hearing, “I’m bored,” they’re going to be too busy learning.

Audiobooks, Ebooks & More

Storytime with Authors & Celebrities

Exploring the world online can be exciting and educational. The websites below have games because we all need a mind break, too.

Online Games


Hands-on Activities & Movement


Learn to Draw, Doodle & Sketch


Coloring Pages

Our beloved teachers are doing an incredible job of adapting lesson plans to fit this new era of digital learning. However, we all know there are many obstacles for children when school and home suddenly becomes the same place. If your students need a little help with certain subjects or perhaps they’re really interested in other subjects, the websites below can help.

Animals


Coding


Foreign Languages


Language Arts


Math


Reading


Science


Various Subjects

As we mentioned earlier, this is a big change for most of us, too. So, we rounded up some information about working from home, activities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers and anything else we thought could help.

Working from Home


Helping Students Learn from Home

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Ask a Librarian

School at Home

Ask a Librarian is a service available to patrons via phone or email (online chat coming soon). Not only can librarians provide book recommendations for you and your child, they can help you in so many other ways — they can actually help you find answers to the world’s most fascinating questions. For example, they can …

  • Find answers to questions for research in any area of study from aeronautics to zoology
  • ‎Locate information so you can develop a business plan, find sales leads to grow your business and research your competitors
  • ‎Identify alternative approaches to health care and wellness, focusing on perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated health
  • ‎Research businesses by industry or segment and company size; employment statistics, mapping and traffic modeling
  • ‎And yes, even help with the tough homework assignments students have in elementary, middle, high school or college

So, the real question is … What are you going to Ask a Librarian?