What To Do When You’re Stuck at Home
Even when you can’t get to the Library, we have features that are always available with your internet connection. In the E-Library at www.goffstownlibrary.com/elibrary you’ll find:
• e-books • e-audiobooks • newspapers • magazines • online courses • craft classes
• Explora (encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, & more for homework help)
• language learning • streaming movies • and more!
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More for Kids, Tweens & Teens
In addition to the links on this page, you’ll find even more information, links, events, and college planning resources for k-12 students at: www.goffstownlibrary.com/teens & www.goffstownlibrary.com/children
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Please evaluate these sites based on your needs and preferences. The Goffstown Public Library does not endorse any of these sites. Availability is subject to change. Please check back frequently for updates and additions.
LAST UPDATED: 11/4/2020
Audible – https://stories.audible.com/start-listen – Instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Booklist & Book Links – https://www.booklistonline.com – Free online access including: More than 25 years of recommended print and audiobook reviews, features, interviews, spotlights, and classroom connections, Booklist and Book Links replica digital editions, Readers’ advisory and more.
BookPage – https://t.e2ma.net/click/yqascd/enicgg/ef8mzx – access to the March issue of BookPage.
Digital Public Library of America – https://freebooks.dp.la/collection/groups – More than 6,300 e-book titles available for free via the SimplyE app – choose “Digital Public Library of America” as your library.
hoopla Graphic Novel Book Club – Runaways Vol. 1: Pride & Joy from Marvel is available instantly at https://www.hoopladigital.com. No holds, no waiting! Visit theclub.hoopladigital.com/GraphicNovel for discussion guide, and more. Through July 31, 2020.
Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library – https://archive.org/details/nationalemergencylibrary – A collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation.
Library of Congress app for iOS – https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-20-032 – explore digital collections, including audio recordings, books, videos, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, notated music, periodicals, photos, prints, and drawings.
Poetry in America – https://www.poetryinamerica.org/
Scientific Books by Springer – https://dev.to/rosepac/408-science-books-published-by-springer-publisher-totally-free-42gj – Over 400 books free to read in .pdf format, including Programming, Business Analytics, Robotics, Social Media, Algebra, Math, Life Sciences, Ecology and more.
Scribd – https://www.scribd.com/readfree – Millions of eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines FREE to anyone for 30 days.
Stay at Home with Candlewick Press – https://stayhome.candlewick.com – Activities, discussion guides, educational materials, videos, and more! Including:
Coronavirus: A Book for Children
“An elegant, effective work. Download this now, read it immediately, share it with everyone you know.” — School Library Journal (starred review)
This informative and accessible guide for young readers defines the coronavirus, explains why everyday routines have been disrupted, and lays out how everyone can do their part to help. With child-appropriate answers and explanations, the book addresses several key questions.
TumbleBooks – Unlimited access to read as many books as you want, on any device. There are no checkouts, holds, or downloads. Books are available instantly. Through August 31, 2020.
AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS
BookTrust.org.uk – https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/fun-at-home-with-authors-and-illustrators – regularly updated links for all ages, and includes teaching resources and activities.
Dav Pilkey at Home – https://kids.scholastic.com/kids/books/dav-pilkey-at-home/
David Elliott Reads Evangeline Mudd and the Golden-Haired Apes – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp03Mk4X_e17zTelf1fI-Ug
Drew Brockington – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAAqM-w5_qtcXSXyTSlW7aA– videos, read-alouds, and drawing tutorials
Draw with author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka – https://www.youtube.com/studiojjk
Eric A. Kimmel – http://ericakimmel.com/hear-a-story/
LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! – https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems
Puffin Storytime series – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC9XXoFSuEuhuA5a-yTklZcyjk8Bv3i-b – Mondays & Fridays 20-minute picture book story time and draw-along for under 5 year olds; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for 6 years old and up.
Robbi Behr and Matthew Swanson – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_vV6SQ9JgQbSBdQdEGrZ_Q/playlists
YouTube BookTube – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjq6DwYksrzzqy0Fz5yXLC2-iNVcfzwgS – What Best-Selling Authors are Reading At Home
TO DOBedtime Math – http://bedtimemath.org/fun-math-at-home/ Climate Kids – https://climatekids.nasa.gov/ – Games, activities, and articles that make climate science accessible and engaging for upper-elementary-aged children. Code.org® – https://studio.code.org/courses – Computer science curriculum resources and tutorials for students, parents, and teachers. Emily Arrow – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF3fmzbEwONd0Trjrhqeauw/videos – story time sing-alongs. Fun Brain – https://www.funbrain.com/ – For kids in pre-k through grade 8, hundreds of free interactive games, books, videos, and printables that help kids develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving, and literacy. Gale – https://www.gale.com/covid19access – Curriculum-Aligned Content for Students Pre-K through Undergraduate and Credible Information on Topics Related to Health and Global Issues Genealogy with Ancestry Library Edition – http://goffstownlibrary.com/elibrary – Now available at home through December 31, 2020. HarperCollins Children’s Books – https://www.youtube.com/user/HarperKids/playlists – Story times, DIY activities, Singalongs and more. The Laurie Berkner Band – https://www.youtube.com/user/TheLaurieBerknerBand/featured – Music for preschoolers and beyond! LitWorld’s Global Heart Map Project – https://www.litworld.org/heartmaps – Create and share a “Heart Map”, created by writer and poet Georgia Heard. Magic Tree House Kids – https://www.magictreehouse.com/go – Magic Tree House Home Adventures will feature videos from Mary Pope Osborne, activities, craft ideas, themed recipes, reading challenges, cross-curricular lessons, Family Trivia Night game ideas, fun surprises, and more! NASA at Home – https://www.nasa.gov/specials/nasaathome/index.html NHPBS Learn at Home – https://nhpbs.org/learnathome/ – and more:
- Bring the World to Your Classroom – https://nhpbs.pbslearningmedia.org/ – standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for teachers.
- Granite State Challenge Online Quiz – https://nhpbs.org/gsc/quiz.asp
- Science Girls – https://video.nhpbs.org/show/scigirls-tpt/
- Wild Kratts – https://pbskids.org/wildkratts
MUSEUMS, PARKS, AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS
8 Blooming Botanical Gardens To Explore Virtually – https://www.libraryjournal.com/?detailStory=8-blooming-botanical-gardens-to-explore-virtually
Alaska Department of Fish & Game Wildlife Cameras – http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=viewing.webcams
American Independence Museum
- https://independencemuseum.org/ – Story times, activities, museum history, civics content, cultural resources and more on their YouTube channel, Facebook, and Instagram accounts.
- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeqSfiXFyvTZnTigd2ElkyQ/videos – Revolutionary Story Time, History Matters videos, crafts and recipes.
The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire – https://www.aviationmuseumofnh.org/ – Take a virtual field trip around-the-world
Boston Children’s Museum
- https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/learning-resources – At home activities for families and teachers
- https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/museum-virtual-tour – Virtual Tour
Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
- https://www.youtube.com/user/ChildrensMuseumNH – Crafts and activities available on their YouTube channel
- https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=FReJHksqG6d – Virtual Tour
Currier Museum of Art
- http://collections.currier.org/ – Collections online.
- http://currier.org/currier-from-home/ – Activities, storytimes, and crafts to do at home.
Learn with Smithsonian – https://www.si.edu/kids
Manchester Historical Association
- https://www.manchesterhistoric.org/events/256-history-at-home – Manchester history worksheets
- https://manchester.pastperfectonline.com/ – Online Library and Photograph Catalog
Manchester Millyard Museum
- https://millyard.oncell.com – Virtual tour.
- https://www.facebook.com/pg/MillyardMuseum – Activities and videos on Facebook.
Massachusetts Museums and Cultural Institutions – https://artsandculture.google.com/ – Virtual tours include the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, and Boston Children’s Museum.
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center – https://www.starhop.com/blog – Science, Technology, Engineering & Math experiments, activities and lessons.
The Museum of Modern Art – https://www.moma.org/research-and-learning/classes – free online courses.
Museum of Science – https://www.mos.org/mos-at-home – STEM resources.
National Park Service Virtual Tours – https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm
New England Aquarium
- https://www.neaq.org/tag/first-friday-facebook-live/ – Behind the scenes videos.
- https://www.neaq.org/visit/at-home-events-and-activities/webcams/ – Live webcams from the Giant Ocean Tank and African penguin colony
- https://www.facebook.com/watch/NewEnglandAquarium/188491615657344/ – Virtual Visits
Ocean Portal – https://ocean.si.edu/ – Smithsonian Institutions’ Ocean Initiative
Peabody Essex Museum – https://www.pem.org/get-creative-at-home/spot-the-difference
Seacoast Science Center – https://www.seacoastsciencecenter.org/explore-and-learn/your-learning-connection
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center – https://www.nhnature.org/resources
Strawbery Banke Museum – https://www.strawberybanke.org/online-learning.cfm – Virtual tours and classroom, artifacts of the week, horticulture learning center, and more.