FREE Virtual Services

Our schools and libraries may be closing, but that doesn’t mean that programming and learning has to stop! There are a myriad of FREE virtual services available for the public! Additionally, several authors/publishers have given permission for libraries and schools to provide virtual storytime using their books.

Audible Stories Lets Anyone, Anywhere, Listen for Free

Author Readings & Livestreams (Is your favorite author not on the list? Search for and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, or Youtube!)

Calm: Mindfulness Resources

DayByDayNY: Family Literacy Calendar

DayByDayNY Spanish

Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions

Finger Lakes Library System eResources (Tumblebooks, OverDrive, Mango Languages, & More!)

Have Fun Teaching: Coronavirus Relief Packs for Pre-K to Fifth Grade

Internet Archive: National Emergency Library

KidLit TV: Explore the world of children’s literature

NPR: A List Of Live Virtual Concerts To Watch During The Coronavirus Shutdown

Craft at Home with JOANN: Family Crafts at 10am, Adult Crafts at 7am, every day!

Junior Library Guild: Unlimited access to read books online from any device!

Livestreamed Events for the Great Staycation

#OperationStoryTime

Picture Books Read Aloud Videos for Lesson Use

Random House Resources for Educators, Librarians, and Parents

Quarantine Art Club

Scribd: Read Free for 30 Days

Smithsonian: Fun Stuff for Kids!

Storyline Online: The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website

Summer Reading at NYS Libraries: Online and E-Resources for Families

Tompkins County Public Library Online Literacy

YMCA 360: Your Virtual YMCA

Virtual Tours and Live Cams

Resources from Other Libraries:

Don’t forget about our digital resources available 24/7 with a library card: https://www.flls.org/public/.

List updated 3/27/20 at 10am. Have something to add? Contact jshonk@flls.org.