Children Online Resources

Sons of the American Revolution – Youth Opportunities

Cahaba-Coosa SAR (Local Chapter) Education and Contests:
Details about educational opportunities for school-age children and teens.

Sons of the American Revolution Youth Award Programs:

Storytimes, Songs, and Readalouds

Storytime Online Resources:
This is an ever-evolving list of resources for anyone who may not be able to make it to a physical library. The list includes links to author livestreams, readalouds, podcasts, and popular storytime fingerplays and songs that you may recognize from your NSL storyteller that you can do at home with your young ones!

Español/Spanish Resources

Colorín Colorado:
A wonderful bilingual site for educators and families.

The Spanish Experiment:
Children’s stories translated into Spanish and read by a native Spanish speaker. The site also has Spanish lessons and reviews on Spanish language courses and software.

Educational Games and Activities

Sesame Street:
Play educational games, watch videos with Elmo, Cookie Monster, and more of your favorite Muppets!

PBS Kids:
Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts, and other PBS Kids shows!

Highlights Kids:
Games, jokes, and activities for all!

National Geographic Kids:

Starfall teaches basic English reading and writing skills through games and activities. Some of the site is free, while a paid membership allows more access.

Bedtime Math:
Make math part of your family routine.  This site serves up a quick bite of wacky math just for fun.  Whether it’s flamingos, ninjas or pillow forts, kids can see the math in their favorite topics. No logins, no drilling, no scores…and it takes only 5 minutes a day! Free.

GoNoodle provides apps, games, and videos that encourage  movement and mindfulness created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are! Free.

Clifford the Big Red Dog-Interactive Readers:
Scholastic. Clifford the Big Red Dog: Interactive Storybooks! Phonics fun, games, and stories for early readers. Helps beginning readers learn to read!

MicheLee Puppets Creative Minutes:
Ideas for puppet crafts using what you may have at home.

Author/Illustrator Elise Gravel – Free Printables:
A collection of fun printables to encourage creativity. You can even draw your own funny virus!


Hour of Code:

Minecraft Education Edition:

Minecraft Hour of Code:

Teaches children 8 – 16 years to program their own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share their creations with others in the online community.

Coding is the new literacy! With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer. Available as a free app. Free.


Dynamic Education Adventures YouTube Channel:
Jan the Science Lady has a started a YouTube channel to share fun videos about science with kids!

Mystery Science:

Features book suggestions, lessons, and more that aim to teach PreK-K about money and economics. Created and provided free, by top economic education group, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

NASA (STEM Experiments):
STEM Experiments. Free.

Virtual Tours and Field Trips


Virtual Field Trips from zoos to outer space! Retrieved from the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library:*TAUzGs7LtawDZ78q6OpADA

National Park Tours:



Science Mom:
A daily show featuring science and math lessons, crafts and games. Hosted by Science Mom and Math Dad, this two hour livestream is a wonderful way to put some fun learning into your quarantine. Each show will feature a science lesson, math activities, interactive games, and stories. While our science and math lessons are aimed at kids age 7-12, this is a family-friendly show that is for BOTH kids and parents

Class Central: A search engine to help you Discover thousands of free online courses from top universities around the world like MIT, Stanford, and Harvard.

Make: Art lessons via Facebook

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens:
Home Safari each weekday at 3 pm ET featuring a different amazing animal each day and an activity you can do at home. (Additional details at:

Berlin Philharmonic:
Access to the Digital Concert Hall free for 30 days. There are over 600 orchestral concerts from the Berliner Philharmoniker in the Digital Concert Hall from more than ten years, including 15 concerts with the new chief conductor Kirill Petrenko. There are also bonus videos from behind the scenes: documentaries on the history of the orchestra, portraits of conductors and orchestra members, and projects from our education programme. A place where you can stay connected to the Berliner Philharmoniker and their music!

Test Prep

Learning Express Library – First time? You will have to register as a new user using your Library Card Number as your Username, then select a password.

Homework Alabama offers FREE online tutoring and academic resources from for Alabama residents from kindergarten students through college, plus adult learners. Get help in math, science, English, social studies or writing from a live tutor. Tutors are available 3p.m. – 10 p.m., seven days per week. The SkillsCenter Resource Library is available 24/7. The services can be accessed from an Alabama public library, from your home computer or from your mobile device.

Receive one-to-one, real-time assistance with your job search. Online tutors are available to help navigate job sites, complete applications, write/review resumes and cover letters and even practice for an interview. You can take a career assessment, search job openings and download resume samples and templates on the 24/7 SkillsCenter Resource Library.

Test Prep Preview – Free Test Preparation website

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