Youth Services

Things to do Online While You’re Home

Virtual Field Trips – Virtual field trips allow children to visit places around the world without ever leaving their homes. Through virtual field trips, they can visit other states, countries across the globe, and even other planets.

GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home – Provides ways for kids and families to move and learn together.

Máximo the Titanosaur – Get to know Máximo better—by striking up a conversation! Through online chat or text message, you can ask the friendly titanosaur what life was like during the Cretaceous Period, how he came to be at the museum, and even his favorite color or what he likes to eat.

WorldWide Telescope – Explore the universe.

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities

Storyline Online – A collection of books read by celebrities.

Helping Kids & Teens

Common Sense Media Resources for Families (COVID-19) – Navigate social distancing and school closures with quality media and at-home learning opportunities for your kids

National Geographic for Kids / Facts about Coronavirus – info for families to learn together

eBooks & Digital Downloads for Kids


Fiction & Nonfiction Video Storybooks

Freedom FLIXHistory eBooks

Tumble Book LibraryAnimated Talking Picture Books

True FLIXNonfiction eBooks & eAudiobooks

cloudLibraryeAudiobooks & eBooks

Digital Library of IllinoiseAudiobooks & eBooks

HooplaeAudiobooks, eBooks, eMusic, eVideos