Online Programming Resources

As libraries are working hard to serve their communities online, we are working to provide you with programming resources and information in one easy and convenient location.If you have a resource that you would like to share, please submit it

Free Upcoming Webinars and EventsResources Developed and Created by LibrariesAdult/College Resources
Children/Youth Resources (General)Youth: Computer Science, Coding and MakingYouth: Math
Youth: History and Social StudiesYouth: Reading, Grammar and LanguagesYouth: Science
Youth: STEAM-FocusedYouth: Storytime and ArtGeneral Information and Resources.

Free UpcomingWebinars and Events

Library 2.0: Live, Online Zoom Meeting "Hangout" Room (Continuous)
LibraryWorks: How to Write for the Library Press (And Make Editors Love You)
Ozobots: No Bots Needed to Teach Coding Remotely, Part One (Recorded)
Project Gutenberg: Over 60,000 Free eBooks

Resources Created andDeveloped by Libraries

Arizona State Library: Virtual Storytime for Beginners (Recorded Webinar)
Beardsley Library (Connecticut): Teen Activities Facebook Live (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Brooklyn Public Library: Virtual Programming Series
Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Libraries Facebook Page: Storytimes, Yoga and More
Cuyahoga Falls Library: Digital Escape Room: Trapped in the Old Parrish House
Cuyahoga Falls Library: Digital Escape Room: Trapped in the Toy Room
INFOhio: Webinars: Be the Helper: Support Ohio's Remote Learning with Quality Content from INFOhio
Library Journal: Streaming Storytime
Massachusetts Library System: Summer2020 Planning
Millersville Public Library: Best Practices in Virtual Programming (During COVID-19)
Muskego Public Library (Wisconsin): Stay-In Sing-Along and Storytime
NEO-RLS Tapas Learning: Create a Virtual Escape Room (Walk-Through with Angela Fioramonti, Children's Librarian from Cuyahoga Falls Library)
NEO-RLS Tapas Learning: Nancy Levin, Director of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library: Engaging Story Times Made Easy
NEO-RLS Tapas Learning: Tawnee Isner, Technology Trainer from the Kinsman Free Public Library, on How To Creatively Connect With Your Community
NEO-RLS Tapas Learning: Missy Littell, Customer Experience Manager from the Cuyahoga Falls Library, on Going Virtual With Your Makerspace
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: Virtual Storytime Videos
"Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning"
State Library of Iowa: Pop YS Live (July 2020: Socially Distant Teen Programming)
Westlake Porter Public Library: Adapted Storytimes at 11:00am
"Summer Reading Ideas-Alternative Service Models"

Adult/College Resources

Accessibyte: Assistive Technology Apps and Platform
Accessibyte: Interactive Lessons for Free (45-day Free Access)
Arcademics: Arcade + Academics = Fun Learning
Babbel: Three Months Free Learning Language for Students
Biblioboard: Open Access
BrainVentures: K-12 Daily Learning Adventures and Schedules for Remote Learning
Brooklyn Public Library: Virtual Progammingand StorytimeLibraryThing
Cambridge University Press Open Access Resources
Canva for Education: Free Graphic Design Tools for Schools
Carnegie Mellon University: Computer Science Academy
Class Central: Free Online Learning Due to Coronavirus (Updated Continuously)
Code Academy: Learn to Code
CodinGame: Learn Major Coding Languages Through Gaming
Coursera Together: Free Online Learning During COVID-19
CreativeLive: Health and Wellness Streaming Classes for Free
EBSCO Learning Express
Excel Easy: Excel Tutorials
Free Resources on Muse During COVID-19
FutureLearn: Keep Learning, Wherever You Are
Hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection
Gale, a Cengage Company: Resources to Support Libraries and Educators
GFC Global:Learn Essential Skills to Live and Work in the 21st Century
Impacted by COVID-19
Internet Archive: National Emergency Library
Jove: Science Education Library
JSTOR: Resources Temporarily Free During COVID-19
LibraryThing is Now Free to All
Listenwise: Non-fiction Audio Stories for Grades 2nd through 12th Grade
New York Times: Free Access to High School Students Until July 6
Nikon: 10 Free Photography Mini-Courses Virtual Attractions and Activities in Ohio
Open Culture: How to Teach and Learn Philosophy During the Pandemic
PBS Learning Media: Ken Burns in the Classroom: Documentaries Free for Teachers and Students
Pluralsight: 7000+ Free Online Tech Courses for the Month of April
Survey Monkey: Curiosity Conference: How to Transform Feedback into Action (May 19, 2020)
The Ohio State University Press Publication: Knowledge Bank "Use Your New Indoor Free Time Transcribing Rare Documents for the Library of Congress"
University of Michigan Press: Free Access to Scholarly e-Books
Yale University: The Science of Well-Being (most popular e-course)

Children's/Youth Resources Resources and Activities by Grade
ABCYa-Learning Gamesfor Pre-K through 6th Grade
Aperture Education: Social and Emotional Learning Resources for Parents and Families
Audible makes Reading Children's Stories Free While School is Out
All Digital School: Large Directory of Resources for Educators and Students (Click on Free Resources Section)
Arizona State University: Study Hall:YouTube Channel for High School and College Learners
Bamboo Learning: Alexa SkillsProviding Education-Focused Games
BBC Bitesize: Ages 3-16+
BeeLine Reader: Research-Backed Tool Improving Reading Ability for Students of All Ages
Belouga: Learn About the World, With the World: Subject-Aligned Real-World Learning
Biblioboard: Pandemic Projects and Programming
BrainPop Jr.: Free Stuff
BreakoutEDU: Immersive Learning Games for K-12
Breathe For Change: Self-Care and Wellness for Educators, Families and Students
Carolina Biological Supply Company: Free Resources for Teachers and Parents by Grade Groups
Casio Education: Remote Learning Support and Resources for Educators, Teachers and Students
CharacterStrong: Emotional Learning Resources for K-12
CK-12: Free Courses by Subject for K-12
Common Sense Education: Free Distance Learning Plans for K-2 Students and Their Families
Curriculum Associates: Printable and Personalized Math and Reading Lessons through 8th Grade Free Books Online: 179 Places to Read and Download Free eBooks
Delphian School: Free Educational Videos for Students ages 1 to 18
Demco: Early Literacy and Children's Downloadable Activity Calendars
Denise Albright Studios: Free Digital Downloads for Remote Learning
Discover Education: Virtual Learning
Disney's the Lion King Experience: Free Online TheaterCourse for Kids
DK Find Out!: Fun Facts for Kids
DuckDuckMoose: Award Winning Educational Apps for Kids
EBSCO: Information and Free Resources for Schools and Public Libraries Impacted by COVID-19
eSpark: Engaging Reading and Math Activities
The Economist: Educational Foundation: Resources for Parents, Teachers and Children Daily Free Learning Workbooks
Education Companies Offering Free Subscription Due to School Closings
Educational Insights: At-Home Activities (and Schedule) for Kids (Ages 12 Months through 8-Years)
Education Modified: Free Research Based Toolkits for Special Populations
Ellevation Education: Researched Based K-12 Distance Learning for English Learners
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Aviation is Your Future Online Course
ExploreLearning: Gizmos: Interactive Online Simulations in Math and Science (Grades 3-12)
Fiveable: Free AP Exam Resources, Study Guides and More
Fluency & Fitness: Exercising Brain and Body:Literacy and Math Resources for K-2nd Grade
Follett eLearning Resources: Free Through June 30th
Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network: Engaging Summer Activity Guide for an Atypical Summer
Global Problem Solvers: Animated Web Series for Students Exploring Entrepreneurship and 21st Century Skills
Great Minds: Knowledge On-The-Go Lessons by Grade
Harry Potter at Home: Bringing Hogwarts to You
How Stuff Works: Educational Videos
Free Access to Newsela'sDistance Learning Suite During COVID-19
Impactful: Help Teenagers Become Social Good Innovators

Indiana Department of Education: 2020 COVID-19 Remote Learning by Subject
INFOhio: Grades K-5 Resources Argument Mapping and Debating for Teaching Critical Thinking and Rational Debating
The Kennedy Center: Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
Khan Academy: Schedules and Resources for Schooling Children at Home (by Grade)
The Kids Should See This: Smart Videos for Curious Minds of All Ages
Labster: Virtual Online Lab Programs for High Schoolers
Legends of Learning: Math and Science Games and Simulations that Correlate to State Standards
Little Twisters Yoga & Emotional Wellness: Learn Through Yoga Coronavirus Lockdown: 26 Resources to Engage Kids
myShakespeare: Full Text and Interactive Editions of Shakespeare's Plays
NASA Kid's Club: Interactive Educational Games
National Center for Families Learning: Free Online Learning Resources
National Institute of Environmental Health Science: Rebus Puzzles Brain Teasers (For Kids of All Ages)
National Geographic Kids
The New York Times: The Learning Network: Teach and Learn with the Times K-12

OELMA Digital Learning Resources Virtual Attractions and Activities in Ohio
Outschool: Marketplace of Live OnlineClasses for K-12
Oxford Owl: Free e-Book Library for Kids (Ages 3-11)
PBS SoCal: At-Home Learning
Rider University: K-12 Business, Math and Money Learning Games
SCBWI-DigitalDirectory for Remote Learning Resources
Scholastic Bookfest (March 20, 2020)
Scholastic Learn-at-Home for Teachers, Students and Families
Smithsonian Distance Learning Lab Parent Resources During Distance Learning
Study Island: Free Program Access During COVID-19
Studies Weekly Online: Free for Teachers and Students
Summer Camp Hub: Best Free Online Virtual Summer Camps 2020
Tech & Learning: Free eLearning Resources for Schools Affected by Coronavirus/COVID-19
UNESCO: Distance Learning Solutions
Virtual Field Trips
Walkabouts: Pre-K Through Second Grade Learning Through Movement (Free Through September 1: Username-TeacherFreePassword-walkabouts)
Varsity Tutors: Free Virtual School Days and Virtual Summer Camps
Vizzle: Visual Learning for Students in Special Education
Wonderopolis: Educational Articles and Hotspots for K-12
Young EntrepreneurialInstitute: Challenges and Activities to Build Entrepreneurial and Soft Skills forMiddle School and High Schoolers
Computer Science, Coding and Making
Athletes for Computer Science: Weekly Online Interactive Courses with Athletes to Encourage Coding (Ages 13+)
Amazon Future Engineer: Online Computer Science Classes
BlocksCAD: Builds Computer Scienceand Math Skills through Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) Software
Boeing and Discovery Education: Future U: Ready To Go STEM Activities
Box Island: Teaching Children the Fundamentals of Coding (Teacher/Parent Curriculum Included. Game Played on Android/Apple)
Carnegie Mellon University: Computer Science Academy (High School)
Club OASIS: Free Online STEM Club for Children and Parents Computer Science Courses for Students and Educators
Codelicious: Plugged and Unplugged Coding Courses
Family Maker Camp
First Game Changers: Star Wars TechChallenge
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation: Virtual Classrooms and STEAM Lessons
Girls Who Code: Code At Home: Free Weekly Activities for Grades 3-12
IBM: Open P-Tech: Learn Tech Skills for Tomorrow
iRobotEducation:Learning Library: Online and Offline Coding and STEM Activities
Maker Camp: Live, Free Do-It-Together Daily Sessions and Videos
Maker's Empire: Learning at Home During Coronavirus/COVID-19 | Resources for Teachers, Parents and Carers
Minecraft Education Edition: Remote Learning with Minecraft
MIT: Full STEAM Ahead: Collection of K-12 Learning Resources and Learning Packages
School of Fish: Digital Literacy Through Computational Thinking
Sphero: Complimentary Access to the Computer Science Foundations Course Keyboarding, Digital Literacy and Coding Lessons
UC Berkeley: Berkeley CodingBootcampResources
University of Texas: 12 Best Coding Tools and Resources for Kids While Learning From Home

Math and Finances

Assistments: Middleschool Math Assistance and Resources
Cignition: Research-Based Math Solutions and Tutoring
CoolMath4Kids: Interactive Learning Games for Kindergarten Through Sixth Grade
Coupon Follow: Math and Money Fun For Students
CreditKarma: Money Math: Games and Activities for Kids
Desmos: Interactive Math Games with Real-Time Collaboration and Feedback
Fiscal Tiger: Teaching Children About Money
Great Minds: Math Lessons by Grade
Greg Tang Math: Educational Math Games
iKnowIt: Online Math Practice Tools for K-5th Grade Automated Online Math Tutor
Math Nation: 6-8th Grade Math (Algebra, Geometry, etc.) Lessons
Prodigy Math: Engaging Math Lessons for Grades 1-8
SpaceX: ISS Docking Simulator: Use the Actual Interface Used by NASA Astronauts
ST Math: Free Access to Pre-K through 8th Grade Math during Coronavirus
Xtra Math: Math Programs for Students, Parents and Teachers
Zearn: Math Distance Learning for Administrators, Teachers, Parents and Kids

History and Social Studies

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: For Students of All Ages
KidCitizen: K-5th Grade Episodes to Teach Age-Appropriate History and Civic Engagement
The Library of Congress
Martin Luther King Jr. Documentary Videos
New American History: Tailored Materials for Grades 4 and Up
Stanford History Education Group

Reading, Grammar and Languages

Babel: Three Months Free Learning Language for Students
Book Creator: Free 90-day Upgrade: Allows Teachers/Parents to Collaborate on Creating Books with Students (Webinars Available to Train)
Classroom Cereal: Grammar Practice in Free, Printable Short Stories
CommonLit: Free Collection of Fiction and Non-Fiction for 3rd-12th Grade
Dreamscape: Engaging Reading and Phonics Games for Grades 2-8
DuoLingo: Learn Over 35 Languages, For Free
Epic: Reading at Home with Access to Over 40,000 Books
iDialogue: Social Network for Cross Cultural Communication
InferCabulary: Two Months Free to an Online Visual Vocabulary Tool
Lalilo: Research-Based Phonics and Comprehension Program
NaNoWriMo: Common Core Lesson Plans That Help Students Write a Novel in 30-Days
OnlineFreeSpanish: Fun, Interactive Spanish Lessons Free Tools to Make Your Students Better Writers Reading Comprehension for Kindergarten Through 12th Grade
Zinc Learning Labs: 6th-12th Grade Vocabulary and Reading Games


Bill Nye The Science Guy
Children's Museum Houston: Science and Weather for Pre-K to 5th Grade
Center for Science and Industry: COSI Connects: Digital Doorway for Fun At-Home Science Discovery and Learning
ecoXPTfromHarvard University: Use Immersive Simulation to Teach About the Ecosystem
Everyday Earth: Teaching Earth Science How Students Naturally Learn
Exploratorium: Learning About Viruses For Kids
Frontiers for Young Minds: Science for Kids, Edited by Kids
Mystery Science: Science Lesson Plans K-5
NASA Space Place: Explore the Earth and Space
National Ocean Service: Explore NOAA Activities and Resources for Children
The Partnership in Education: How We Grow: 3D Animated Movie
Professor Egghead: Science Academy
ScienceFriday: Engaging Lessons, Stories and Podcasts for All Ages
SciShow Kids: Videos Explaining Science Concepts
The Stardust Mystery: Building the Universe


Animo Labs: Engineer-It Experiment Videos: Follow-Alongs
Boulevard Arts: Bringing Arts and Culture To Life with AR and VR
Imagineering in a Box: Lessons on Engineering with Disney and Pixar
Institute of Engineering and Technology: Free STEM Resources for Primary and Secondary Schools
NASA STEM @ Home for Students
Ozobot: Free STEAM Activities: Social Distancing Edition (Ozobots Not Needed)
Space Foundation: Downloadable STEM Lesson Plans and More

Storytimeand Art

Brooklyn Public Library: Virtual Progammingand Storytime
"Captain Underpants" Artist, DavPilkey, Will Host Drawing Demonstrations, Readings and More
Library Bookends: List of Daily Readings, Illustrations and Events
Library Journal: Streaming Storytime
List of Author Permissions 26 Graphic Design Resources to Engage Kids
Los Gatos Library: Facebook Storytime, Crafternoon and More
MetKids: The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Virtual Tours and Resources for Arts and Culture
Michigan Department of Education: DIY Puppets and Props to Support Imagine Your Story With Jenifer Strauss
Neil Gaiman Gives Blanket Permission for Teachers and Educators to Read His Books
Penguin Random House Open License: Online Storytime and Classroom Read-Aloud Videos and Live Events and Michelle Obama: "Mondays with Michelle Obama" Storytime
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: Virtual Storytime Videos
Running Google List of Authors Online and Author Permissions and More
School Library Journal: Tackling Copyright Concerns When Taking Storytime Online
Storytime Underground: Facebook Group

General Information and Resources

Forbes: Free Software That Businesses, Schools and Others Can Use During the COVID-19 Crisis
Google Teach From Home:a Temporary Hub of Information and Tools to Help Teachers During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis
Ohio Department of Education: Remote Learning Resource Guide During the Coronavirus Pandemic Ordered School-Building Closure
Google: Work, Teach and Learn from Anywhere
Programming Librarian Interest Group on Facebook
The Grown-Up Table: Library Progams and Services for AdultsFacebook Group

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