Online Activities and Resources during COVID-19


Michelle Obama, in a special arrangement with Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books and PBS KIDS, will be hosting “Mondays with Michelle Obama” kicking off at 11 a.m. April 20. The Facebook and YouTube four-part weekly series (through May 11) will feature Obama reading classic children’s storybooks aloud as part of the recently announced “Read Together, Be Together” online initiative.

The four books are:

April 20: “The Gruffalo,” by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler

April 27: “There’s a Dragon in Your Book,” by Tom Fletcher and illustrated by Greg Abbott

May 4: “Miss Maple’s Seeds,” written and illustrated by Eliza Wheeler

May 11: “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle

The series will be livestreamed simultaneously on PBS KIDS’ Facebook page and YouTube channel and will remain available for viewing on demand on all of those platforms immediately thereafter.


Free Access to PreK-12 Interactive Resources for Public Library Partners https://www.follett.com/news?articleid=16873

http://www.ilovelibraries.org/article/kids-staying-home-librarians-recommend-these-apps-and-games

Vermont library resources – a page of resources for patrons of Vermont libraries

Children’s Literacy Foundation – Ideas for keeping kids busy

https://clifonline.org/clif-presenters-resources-for-learning-at-home/ Presenter resources for learning at home

https://www.readbrightly.com/ Book recommendations, reading guides, and activities sorted by age.

https://www.fbmarketplace.org/openebooks/  Free e-books. Here are also some family audio book recommendations.

Vermont ELA resources for distance learning A Google Doc tracking lots of digital learning resources. You can also add your own ideas. 

https://www.moma.org/research-and-learning/classes Adult online classes By MOMA, Museum of Modern Art

https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-20-028/ Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature New Video Series and Newsletter

Vermont PBS has partnered with the Vermont Agency of Education to provide for continuity of learning for Vermont students and school communities during the COVID-19 outbreak, allowing Vermont teachers and students access to free educational resources via television broadcast throughout the duration of school closures.

Beginning April 6th, Vermont PBS will air specialized learning content each weekday from 7am-3pm on their MAIN tv channel and 12pm-5pm on their PLUS+ tv channel.

Visit the Vermont Historical Society  Facebook page to join the the Vermont history trivia game (no Facebook account needed). https://www.facebook.com/VermontHistoricalSociety/

Crafting ebooks, from beginner’s guides to project ideas for seasoned crafters, to help readers keep busy during social distancing. Crafting ebooks through Library Journal

COVID-19 information