Additional Online Activities and Resources

We’ve compiled a list of additional online resources including author readings, virtual zoo visits, audio, ebook and magazine databases.  We also have virtual museum tours,   and much more.  So many organizations and businesses donating their resources for our library users!


In response to COVID-19 and library closures, the NJ State Library has partnered with BiblioBoard to launch a free e-book library of 172 graphic novels and comics available for children and teens in New Jersey.
• no library card is required
• no hold queues
• if you are physically located in the state of New Jersey, you’re in!
This collection uses geolocation to provide access to any youth physically located in the state of New Jersey. The library includes a limited collection of simultaneous use e-books from leading children’s comics and graphic novel publishers and the San Jose Public Library Graphic Novel Archive from their Graphic Novel Writing Contests.
Visit https://njsl-vlcc.biblioboard.com/hometo start reading!

Visit military museums virtually. Thank you American Legion for this resource:https://www.legion.org/honor/248687/military-museums-cant-miss-virtual-options

Storytime Saturdays from the Children’s Museum of Manhattan
WHEN AND WHERE: On the Children’s Museum of Manhattan website every Saturday Storytime Saturdays
is a part of the weekly lineup of CMOM at Home, the online programming from the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. There’s a new video, game, sing-a-long or online activity every day!


World Book Online is available free through the month of May!
Visit https://www.worldbookonline.com/
username: wbsupport
password: distancelearn

Harry Potter Fans Can Watch Daniel Radcliffe Return To The Wizarding World By Reading Its Very First Chapter of
Listen to Daniel Radcliffe read Chapter 1 of the first Harry Potter book “The Boy Who Lived.” https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-boy-who-lived

Virtual tour of the Battleship New Jersey https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=hxalkR1Gn8w

Battleship’s latest video which  is an hour long video that covers the complete history of battleships and battlecruisers from the original wooden sailing “line of battle” ships up through the Iowa-class – https://youtu.be/hxalkR1Gn8w

Enjoy these read aloud stories with your children presented by Storylineonline.net. Stories are available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide.
Storyline Online is a program of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization that relies entirely on gifts, grants and donations to fund Storyline Online and produce all of its videos. https://www.storylineonline.net/

All the zoos are closed at this time, but web cams are available to enjoy live virtual visits with many animals and marine life across our country.
Here are a few exciting websites to visit:


Monterey Bay Aquarium located in Monterey, CA https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams
Alaska Zoo located in Anchorage, Alaska https://www.Alaskazoo.org/polar-bear-camera
Utica Zoo located in Utica, NY http://Uticazoo.org/livecam

Discover Jersey Arts has a collection of virtual exhibits (art work, photographs, etc)and events, from artists and arts organizations from across the state available for free.https://jerseyartsevents.com/

Bedtime Math has lots of free resources, games and activities available: http://bedtimemath.org/fun-math-at-home

Baker and Taylor is providing LMxAC library patrons access to PressReader at no charge through mid-May. You must use your library card to sign in through LMxAC. https://www.lmxac.org/info/pressreader/https://www.lmxac.org/info/


“Mondays with Michelle Obama,” Story-Times with Penguin Random House and PBS KIDS Streaming on YouTube and Facebook, Start Monday, April 20, 12 Noon


Stay Home Hub courtesy of DK Publishing:
All the learning resources, ideas and inspiration you need for your time at home!http://www.dk.com/us/information/stay-home-hub/

Please share this online book with children ages 5 – 10 years old.

Engagingly illustrated by Axel Scheffler, this approachable and timely book helps answer these questions and many more, providing children aged 5-10 and their parents with clear and accessible explanations about the Coronavirus and its effects – both from a health perspective and the impact it has on a family’s day-to-day life.The book is free to read and download


Liberty Science Center may be closed, but there are lots of amazing virtual resources available! Visit their website: https://lsc.org/education/lsc-in-the-house

Check out this collection of digital escape rooms. A big thank you to the Programming Librarian Facebook group for sharing this list!

This is a fantastic FREE collection of resources provided by EBSCO.


The NASA website has lots of free resources. Take a peek:

Enjoy a collection of virtual field trips. Thank you to the Programming Librarian Interest Group for sharing this information.