COVID-19 Local & National Online Learning Resources for Families

Updated with new resources at 11:12 a.m. on May 8, 2020

On March 16, renowned television writer, producer, and author Shonda Rhimes tweeted “Been homeschooling a 6- year-old and 8-year-old for one hour and 11 minutes. Teachers deserve to make a billion dollars a year. Or a week.” 

Rimes' tweet went viral, speaking to many parents and caregivers. It’s a reality and realization that so many can relate to amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and subsequent school closures as they grapple with how to manage. 

We understand how hard these circumstances are. All any of us can do is try our best and give ourselves and the kids we care for an abundance of compassion (and a bit of slack). For those in our community educating children at home, our Education and Homework Support Manager Keith Armour and our Youth Services and Programming Coordinator Lisa Soper gathered a list of online resources both local and national to help kids' minds stay as engaged as possible.

You can also read about all the ways the Library is providing learning resources in our blog post “11 ways to keep kids’ minds and imaginations active at home with the Library."

Local online resources

Other online resources

If you’re looking for resources like how to get free internet access for your home, check out our COVID-19 Educator Resource Guide, opens a new window

For the latest Library service updates and resources, please visit our COVID-19 resource page, opens a new window