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Digital Reading Material

Flipster magazines can be read on a computer or you can download the free app. There are over 90 magazines to choose from. Available with your library card.

Wisconsin’s Digital Library connects you to thousands of free library ebooks and e-audiobooks. Download the Libby app to make reading online even easier. Available with your library card.

Storytimes and Library Programs From Home

Fun virtual library programs and storytimes are available from Bridges Library System’s libraries.

Storyline Online features actors and actresses reading picture books aloud.

Kate Messner has curated a new list of favorite authors and illustrators reading their books aloud!

Once Upon a No from Amy Poehler – fairy tales with a twist!

Check out this collection of links to picture book read-aloud videos for kids.

Kids’ Learning Activities

The Youth Services blog of the Wisconsin Library Association has collected links to Author Readings and other helpful learning tools, as well as online library programming options.

Kids Activities Blog has a list of education companies offering free subscriptions right now.

Scholastic Learn at Home lessons includes daily projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

EBSCO has collected exceptional resources for long-distance learning.

Explora offers online access to magazines, journals, newspapers, and more covering education, health, business, science, history and general areas of interest. This is one of many online resources available through BadgerLink and available with your library card.

Learning Express offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and more.  This is one of many online resources available through BadgerLink and available with your library card.

BreezySpecialEd.com offers home learning packets and strategies for Special Education

TeachingBooks is an amazing resource.  Includes in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of  book readings, guides to thousands of titles and multimedia resources  on children’s and young adult literature. This is one of many online resources available through BadgerLink.  Login in here with your library card.

The Frugal Fun blog is all about cheap, fun activities for kids!

Learning Opportunities for Adults

Gale Courses offer over 350 free, online classes in a variety of subjects, from ACT prep to Photoshop basics to medical coding. 

Do genealogy research at home with AncestryLibrary (available remotely until April 30)

Cultural Site Visits From Home

Visit 12 museums without leaving home!

Milwaukee Public Museum has online exhibits available.

Natural History Museum offers fun virtual tours.

Explore George Washington’s Mount Vernon on your computer!

Visit the National Museum United States Air Force online.

This blog has a list of 20 Virtual Field trips for families.

Get outside with these 33 National Park virtual tours!

CNTraveler.com has collected a list of museum exhibits, symphonies, and operas you can enjoy from home!

Learn Wisconsin history by exploring photos, maps, books, artifacts, and oral histories from dozens of Wisconsin communities via Recollection Wisconsin!