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 to holly.klingler@neo-rls.org.

 
 New This Week                                      Free Upcoming Webinars and Events      Resources Developed and Created by Libraries
 Adult/College ResourcesChildren/Youth Resources (General) Youth: Computer Science, Coding and Making
 Youth: MathYouth: History and Social Studies Youth: Reading, Grammar and Languages
 Youth: Science                        Youth: STEAM-Focused     Youth: Storytime and Art        
 General Information and Resources                                     
   
 

New This Week

Boulevard Arts: Bringing Arts and Culture To Life with AR and VR
Breathe For Change: Self-Care and Wellness for Educators, Families and Students
Impactful: Help Teenagers Become Social Good Innovators
myShakespeare: Full Text and Interactive Editions of Shakespeare's Plays
The Stardust Mystery: Building the Universe
Summer Camp Hub: Best Free Online Virtual Summer Camps 2020


Free Upcoming Webinars and Events  

EduPlanet: Free Virtual Professional Learning for Educators Impacted by COVID-19 
Library 2.0: Live, Online Zoom Meeting "Hangout" Room (Continuous) 
Library 2.020: Small, Rural and Independent Libraries Mini-Conference (June 17)  
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
WebJunction: Getting Started with Virtual Storytimes (June 16)

Resources Created and Developed 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: Summer 2020 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
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: Virtual Storytime Videos 
"Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning"
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 Progamming and StorytimeLibraryThing
Cambridge University Press Open Access Resources
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 
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 
Lynda.com
New York Times: Free Access to High School Students Until July 6
Nikon: 10 Free Photography Mini-Courses
Ohio.gov: 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
Timeout.com: "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

123HomeSchool4me.org: Resources and Activities by Grade
ABCYa-Learning Games for 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 Skills Providing 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
BreakoutEDU: Immersive Learning Games for K-12 
BrainPop Jr.: Free Stuff 
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
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 Theater Course 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
The Economist: Educational Foundation: Resources for Parents, Teachers and Children 
EdHelper.com: 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's Distance Learning Suite During COVID-19 
Indiana Department of Education: 2020 COVID-19 Remote Learning by Subject
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
LogoDesign.net: Coronavirus Lockdown: 26 Resources to Engage Kids   
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
Ohio.gov: Virtual Attractions and Activities in Ohio
Outschool: Marketplace of Live Online Classes for K-12
Oxford Owl: Free e-Book Library for Kids (Ages 3-11) 
PBS SoCal: At-Home Learning 
SCBWI-Digital Directory for Remote Learning Resources 
Scholastic Bookfest (March 20, 2020)
Scholastic Learn-at-Home for Teachers, Students and Families
Smithsonian Distance Learning Lab
ShareMyLesson.com: Parent Resources During Distance Learning
Study Island: Free Program Access During COVID-19 
Studies Weekly Online: Free for Teachers and Students
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-TeacherFree Password-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 Entrepreneurial Institute: Challenges and Activities to Build Entrepreneurial and Soft Skills for Middle 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 Science and 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) 
Boolean Girl: Live, Instructor-Led Online Series
Carnegie Mellon University: Computer Science Academy (High School)
Club OASIS: Free Online STEM Club for Children and Parents
Code.org: Computer Science Courses for Students and Educators
Family Maker Camp
First Game Changers: Star Wars Tech Challenge
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
iRobot Education: 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
Typing.com: Keyboarding, Digital Literacy and Coding Lessons


Math

Assistments: Middleschool Math Assistance and Resources
Cignition: Research-Based Math Solutions and Tutoring
CoolMath4Kids: Interactive Learning Games for Kindergarten Through Sixth Grade
Desmos: Interactive Math Games with Real-Time Collaboration and Feedback
Great Minds: Math Lessons by Grade
Greg Tang Math: Educational Math Games 
iKnowIt: Online Math Practice Tools for K-5th Grade
MathCelebrity.com: 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
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 
InferCabulary: Two Months Free to an Online Visual Vocabulary Tool
NaNoWriMo: Common Core Lesson Plans That Help Students Write a Novel in 30-Days
Quill.org: Free Tools to Make Your Students Better Writers
Readworks.org: Reading Comprehension for Kindergarten Through 12th Grade  
Zinc Learning Labs: 6th-12th Grade Vocabulary and Reading Games


Science

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
ecoXPT from Harvard 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
Professor Egghead: Science Academy 
Science Friday: Engaging Lessons, Stories and Podcasts for All Ages
SciShow Kids: Videos Explaining Science Concepts


STEAM-Focused

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 
 

Storytime and Art

Brooklyn Public Library: Virtual Progamming and Storytime
"Captain Underpants" Artist, Dav Pilkey, Will Host Drawing Demonstrations, Readings and More 
Library Bookends: List of Daily Readings, Illustrations and Events 
Library Journal: Streaming Storytime
List of Author Permissions
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
PBS.org 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 Adults Facebook Group


Click HERE to view the list of COVID-19-related resources.