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Become a Maker
Family Maker Camp - Make magazine is hosting a Maker Camp for families this summer!
PBS Design Squad - Leveled (Easy, Medium, Hard) projects in categories like Art, Building, Machines, Toys, Vehicles.
Step-by-Step Maker - Four projects each for Grades K-2 and 3-6. Clear, step by step instructions with terrific graphics.
STEM Activities To Foster Curiosity - From Rasmussen College, 11 maker activities in Science, Engineering, Math and Technology
diy.org - How-to videos, project sheets and badges for all ages. 14-day free trial, small monthly fee thereafter.
Maker by Lego - Maker projects for preschool through teen years using Lego blocks and accessories.
The STEM Laboratory - Lego STEM activities for Pre-K though Grade 1
Demco's 6 Maker Projects - Six projects using common household (or back yard!) materials
Attend Virtual Storytimes
We know you're missing Miss Jen, Miss Laura and Miss Karen. And because they're missing you too, they've been busy creating new ways to bring Story Time Breaks to you.
View our calendar of events to see new story times, or visit our YouTube channel to watch their recordings. Then let us know how we're doing!
Potty Tale Lyrics - sing along with Miss Laura on Facebook
Read an eBook, or Watch a Movie
Our digital collections of books, movies and music have something for everyone, including the youngsters in your home.
Tumblebooks is an online library of interactive books that will engage even the littlest reader. And, both Hoopla and Overdrive have special collections for kids and teens in their vast catalogs. Enjoy!
Learn Something New
Learning from home can be fun and we've collected some of the best resources, practically guaranteed to be so much fun, you won't even realize how much you've learned! Many of the resources are usually subscription based but are now free for the balance of the school year.
BrainPOP - the video library of animated shorts on Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, and more
Imagineering in a Box - Disney and Kahn Academy partner to help children build their world, and fill it with attractions and animated characters.
Track Your Reading with Baby Bugs and 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
We know how important it is for babies and preschoolers to develop their early literacy skills. With Baby Bugs and 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, you and your child can record their reading and encourage an early love of reading. It's never too soon!