Library from Home

Visit the Borough of Cliffside Park Website!
http://www.cliffsideparknj.gov

NJ Parent Link
http://www.njparentlink.nj.gov

The Library is Open (NJLA/NJASL Joint Task Force on School Libraries)
https://unlockstudentpotential.org/index.php/library-is-open

BCCLS Free Online Resources to Pass the Pandemic
https://www.bccls.org/free_resources.php

Links for Caregivers and Kids

Ben’s Guide to the US Government
https://bensguide.gpo.gov
Discover how the U.S. government works with learning adventures and games.

Booklist: Children’s Story Podcasts
https://www.booklistonline.com/Children-s-Story-Podcasts-Cole-Sonja/pid=9735550?_zs=U3piW1&_zl=plFi6&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
A list of story podcasts curated by Booklist.

Brightly
https://www.readbrightly.com
Penguin Random House’s online platform with book suggestions, storytimes and activities for children and caregivers.

Code Break
https://code.org/break
Code.org’s founder and different guests work on challenges and activities in coding.

Crayola Create & Learn at Home
https://www.crayola.com/athome
Crayola’s site provides coloring pages, creative activities and even videos.

DC Kids Camp https://www.dccomics.com/blog/2020/03/25/staying-in-families-can-have-super-powered-fun-at-dc-kids-camp
DC’s at-home activity site is populated with ideas from some of their middle grade writers and artists and features familiar comic characters.

Harry Potter at Home
https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home
This website designed for Harry Potter fans staying in has crafts, puzzles, articles and even special guests reading aloud chapters from the first Harry Potter book.

Kennedy Center: Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
https://www.kennedy-center.org/mowillems
The Kennedy Center teamed up with Mo Willems – author of Knuffle Bunny, the Pigeon series and Elephant & Piggie – for 15 episodes of doodling and downloadable activities.

Marvel HQ
https://www.marvelhq.com
Marvel’s site for families and kids with activities, games, videos, character profiles and free online comics.

MetKids
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website for youth has an interactive map, “time machine” and videos.

NASA Space Place
https://spaceplace.nasa.gov
NASA’s Space Place has activities, games and videos for budding astronomers.

NASA STEM at Home for Kids and Families https://www.nasa.gov/nasa-at-home-for-kids-and-families

NASA provides a collection of astronomy information and resources, activity ideas and access to their NASA STEM @ Home for Students.

Penguin Printable Activities
https://www.penguin.com/children/printable-activities/
Activities that accompany some of Penguin’s children’s books.

PBS Kids for Parents Learn & Grow
https://www.pbs.org/parents/learn-grow
PBS Kids provides tips and activities in a variety of subjects for kids of all ages.

Reading is Fundamental – Read Alouds
https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/search/field_support_type/video-935?query=read%20aloud&field_themes=All&type=All
Reading is Fundamental’s Literacy Center has a collection of recorded read alouds.

Scholastic Learn at Home
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/teaching-tools/articles/resources/scholastic-learn-at-home–free-resources-for-school-closures.html
Scholastic’s site for those learning from home with interactive activities.

Sesame Street
https://www.sesamestreet.org/home
Sesame Street’s website has games, printable activities and coloring pages as well as videos.

Smithsonian : Fun Stuff for Kids and Teens
https://www.si.edu/kids
The Smithsonian’s site for youth-centric games and activities in a variety of subjects.

Starfall
https://www.starfall.com/h/
Interactive online games for children.

Storyline Online
https://www.storylineonline.net
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award winning literacy site has videos of some famous faces reading children’s books.

 

Links for Teens

Code Break
https://code.org/break
Code.org’s founder and different guests work on challenges and activities in coding.

Crash Course
https://thecrashcourse.com/courses
YA author John Green and his brother Hank Green co-created this collection of educational videos in a variety of subjects from ecology to mythology.

Epic Reads
https://www.epicreads.com
HarperCollins’ site devoted to YA books has lists, interviews, videos and quizzes.

The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks – Google Arts & Culture
https://artsandculture.google.com/project/national-park-service
Google Arts & Culture helps visitors take virtual tours of National Parks.

Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org
A website featuring free online courses.

Library of Congress: Digital Collections
https://www.loc.gov/collections/
Explore history through Library of Congress curated collections.

Smithsonian : Fun Stuff for Kids and Teens
https://www.si.edu/kids
The Smithsonian’s site for youth-centric games and activities in a variety of subjects.

SYNC
https://www.audiobooksync.com
Sync is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Returning April 30, 2020, SYNC will give away two complete audiobooks a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.

 

Links for Adults

Book Riot
https://bookriot.com

Lincoln Center at Home
http://www.lincolncenter.org/lincoln-center-at-home
Lincoln Center’s new portal has a schedule full of performances and even ballet classes.

Metropolitan Opera | Nightly Met Opera Streams
https://www.metopera.org/user-information/nightly-met-opera-streams/
Every day the Met streams for free an encore presentation from their  Live in HD series. Found on the Met’s website, each performance is available for a period of 23 hrs, from 7:30 p.m. ET until 6:30 p.m. the next day.

National Theatre
https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home
The National Theatre shows free full-length plays Thursdays 7:00 p.m. UK time (2:00 p.m. ET).

Shakespeare Globe Theatre
https://www.shakespearesglobe.com/watch/

Filmed On Stage
http://filmedonstage.com/
Showing Broadway shows, musicals and Cirque du Soleil

 

Internet Safety Links

Online Security | FTC Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/online-security

Protecting Kids Online | FTC Consumer Information
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/protecting-kids-online

USA.GOV – Protecting Your Privacy
https://www.usa.gov/privacy

 

Virtual Museum Tours

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Offering free virtual tours and galleries of all their gardens and conservatories on their website. https://www.bbg.org/collections/gardens.
Extra educational resources and activities available for all teachers, parents, and children! https://www.bbg.org/learn/kids_and_families.

Museum of the City of New York
Free video interviews of artists, authors, and more at any time here: https://www.mcny.org/mcny-live.
For more video content about the museum’s exhibitions and programs, as well as their new original series, check their YouTube account:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgiWIwewdeHmgtlr_K7lO87JtjXXerm9D.

Children’s Museum of the Arts
Free online classes and programs about music, art, and more available for families to join digitally! Registration is required but it is all free of charge.
Classes are scheduled each weekday at different times. Please visit www.cmany.org/cma-live for more information.

Insectropolis
Live educational videos are available for all to watch on Facebook!
All videos are archived for viewing at any time: www.facebook.com/Insectropolis.

Liberty Hall
Educational resources for teachers, parents, and children like puzzles and games.
All documents listed are free to download: https://libertyhall.kean.edu/online-learning-resources/

Louvre
https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

Natural History Museum
https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

Met Museum
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features

Women’s History Museum
https://www.womenshistory.org/womens-history/online-exhibits

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