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.

Free Upcoming Webinars and Events

Author and Storyteller, Lisa Bonilla: Facebook Live Story Reading of Polar Bear Island (April 3rd at 10am)  
Aegis 360: Complimentary Business Acumen Webinar Series 
CharacterStrong: The Whole Child Virtual Summit (April 13-24) *New April 1*
Library 2.0: Live, Online Zoom Meeting "Hangout" Room (Continuous) 
Library 2.020: Small, Rural and Independent Libraries Mini-Conference (June 17) *New March 31*
LibraryWorks: How To Keep Library Projects on Track (Free Recording through April 30) 
LibraryWorks: How to Write for the Library Press (And Make Editors Love You) 
Sphero: STEAM in the Everyday Classroom or Living Room (April 2nd at 4pm) 
Wonder Workshop: Best of Coding and Robotics: Two-Week Free Learning Event for Teachers and Parents (April 6-17) 

Adult/College Resources

Accessibyte: Assistive Technology Apps and Platform
Babel: Three Months Free Learning Language for Students *New April 1*
Biblioboard: Open Access 
Brooklyn Public Library: Virtual Progamming and StorytimeLibraryThing
Cambridge University Press Open Access Resources
Carnegie Mellon University: Computer Science Academy 
Code Academy: Learn to Code
CodinGame: Learn Major Coding Languages Through Gaming *New March 31*
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
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 March 31*
Lynda.com
Open Culture: How to Teach and Learn Philosophy During the Pandemic *New April 1*
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

ABCYa-Learning Games for Pre-K through 6th Grade
Audible makes Reading Children's Stories Free While School is Out
BBC Bitesize: Ages 3-16+
BreakoutEDU: Immersive Learning Games for K-12 
BrainPop Jr.: Free Stuff 
CharacterStrong: Emotional Learning Resources for K-12 *New April 1*
Common Sense Education: Free Distance Learning Plans for K-2 Students and Their Families *New April 1*

Curriculum Associates: Printable and Personalized Math and Reading Lessons through 8th Grade 
DK Find Out!: Fun Facts for Kids 
Education Companies Offering Free Subscription Due to School Closings
Educational Insights: At-Home Activities (and Schedule) for Kids (Ages 12 Months through 8-Years)
ExploreLearning: Gizmos: Interactive Online Simulations in Math and Science (Grades 3-12) *New March 31*
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 *New March 31*
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
LogoDesign.net: Coronavirus Lockdown: 26 Resources to Engage Kids *New April 1* 
National Center for Families Learning: Free Online Learning Resources
National Geographic Kids 

OELMA Digital Learning Resources
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
Tech & Learning: Free eLearning Resources for Schools Affected by Coronavirus/COVID-19 
UNESCO: Distance Learning Solutions
Virtual Field Trips
Wonderopolis: Educational Articles and Hotspots for K-12
 

Computer Science, Coding and Making

Amazon Future Engineer: Online Computer Science Classes
Box Island: Teaching Children the Fundamentals of Coding (Teacher/Parent Curriculum Included. Game Played on Android/Apple) *New March 31*
Boolean Girl: Live, Instructor-Led Online Series
Carnegie Mellon University: Computer Science Academy (High School)
Code.org: Computer Science Courses for Students and Educators
Family Maker Camp
Girls Who Code: Code At Home: Free Weekly Activities for Grades 3-12 
Maker's Empire: Learning at Home During Coronavirus/COVID-19 | Resources for Teachers, Parents and Carers
Sphero: Complimentary Access to the Computer Science Foundations Course
Typing.com: Keyboarding, Digital Literacy and Coding Lessons


Math

Great Minds: Math Lessons by Grade
Greg Tang Math: Educational Math Games 
Math Nation: 6-8th Grade Math (Algebra, Geometry, etc.) Lessons
Prodigy Math: Engaging Math Lessons for Grades 1-8 *New March 31*
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 


Reading, Grammar and Languages

Babel: Three Months Free Learning Language for Students *New April 1*
Book Creator: Free 90-day Upgrade: Allows Teachers/Parents to Collaborate on Creating Books with Students (Webinars Available to Train) *New April 1* 
CommonLit: Free Collection of Fiction and Non-Fiction for 3rd-12th Grade
DuoLingo: Learn Over 35 Languages, For Free 
Quill.org: Free Tools to Make Your Students Better Writers 


Science

Bill Nye The Science Guy
Children's Museum Houston: Science and Weather for Pre-K to 5th Grade
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 
SciShow Kids: Videos Explaining Science Concepts


STEAM-Focused

Imagineering in a Box: Lessons on Engineering with Disney and Pixar
NASA STEM @ Home for Students
Ozobot: Free STEAM Activities: Social Distancing Edition (Ozobots Not Needed)
Space Foundation: Downloadable STEM Lesson Plans and More 
 

Storytime

Brooklyn Public Library: Virtual Progamming and Storytime
Library Journal: Streaming Storytime
List of Author Permissions
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
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

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
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.