Quarantine Activities–General and Our Library

HPL E-Library (always free)- Contact us to get signed up! eBooks and audiobooks on your smartphone, tablet, or e-reader (compatible with Kindle!)

Kansas State Library Resources (always free) – ebooks, online databases, online courses, college test prep, foreign language learning, financial learning, and more.  Contact us if you need a State library card!

Kansas State Library Resources for Kids (always free)
— One of our favorites is Scholastic BookFlix: animated picture books with a related non-fiction book.

HPL BookWalk at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Audible: stream children’s stories, including titles across six different languages

Internet Archive, a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.  Now also home of the National Emergency Library, a collection of books that supports “emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation.”

PBS Kids educational games and shows

25 simple and fun non-screen activities that children can do at home

101 things to do during isolation

Entertain Kids on A Dime – 100 Activities To Do At Home During School Closures

Hogwarts Digital Escape Room designed by our friends at Peters Township Public Library

Baby Yoda Digital Escape Room designed by our friends at The Easttown Library

BreakoutEDU digital escape rooms- this is the organization we use for our physical escape room kits

HUGE, Searchable NASA Image & Video Library: With captions!

Advice on healthy isolation from astronauts

35 Must-Watch TED Talks for Kids and Teens

130+ FREE Outdoor Learning Activities For Kids Unexpectedly Stuck at Home

14 Activities for 14 days (or more!) of Social Distancing with Kids