Online Resource List

Looking for something new to explore? Your library card gives you access to free audiobook, lectures, movies, and more! Click on eMedia to explore.  If you're looking to do a bit of research, click on Do Research to access Library Edition, learn a new language with Transparent Language, or check out one of the other great, free resources available to you. 

Granville Public Library Kids also has a YouTube channel ( with videos of Miss Danielle and her son Anson teaching Babytime songs. Clyde the Coyote has his own blog for bored kids at . You can also follow the GPL Children's Department on Instagram at and the general library Instagram page at . Lastly, follow the library on Facebook to keep up with what we're doing to continue servicing our community during this time at . 

Still looking for more to do? We've compiled a list of websites with free, online, boredom-busting activities to explore:



Legoland Building Challenges (Expert-led building challenges videos):

Scholastic (list of websites where kids can write their own books):

National Gallery of Art for Kids (intro to art & art history; interactive):

Jarrett Lerner comic book artist (blank comic book pages, finish this comic printables):

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems (YouTube Channel for daily doodles):

My Modern Met (free coloring pages):

Smithsonian coloring pages:

New York Botanical Garden coloring pages:



Battle of the Books Digital Availability List - We've compiled the Battle of the Books Reading list for Grades 4-6 in an easy-to-use chart that tells you how you can access these books online with your library card!:

Harry Potter at Home Hub:

Storyline Online (stories read by celebrities):

Storytime from Space (stories read by astronauts in space):

KidLit TV (explore the world of children's literature):

Teach Your Monster to Read (games to make learning to read fun):

Audible (hundreds of free audiobooks; no account required):

The Spanish Experiment (well-known children's stories translated into Spanish and read by a native Spanish-speaker; audio only or video with subtitles): 

Goodnight with Dolly YouTube Channel (Dolly's Imagination Library; weekly videos with Dolly reading children's books):



Ocean's Initiative Virtual Marine Biology Camp (Facebook Live and Instagram Live; 11AM PST/2PM EST):

SciShow Kids YouTube Channel (science videos for kids):

Scratch (coding for kids):

Exploratorium (online experiences to feed curiosity):


NASA Kids Club:

Google Earth (explore the world from home):



Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari:

San Diego Zoo:

Explore (livecams from over the world):



Typing Club (learn to type with interactive lessons):

Scholastic Learn at Home:

Imagineering in a Box (collaboration between Disney and Khan Academy):

Time Magazine for Kids:

Crash Course YouTube Channel (fun, educational videos):



Digital Field Trips (virtual tours and activities offered by museums:

National Museum of Natural History (virtual tours):

Harry Potter: A History of Magic Exhibit at the British Library Museum (virtual tour):

Yellowstone Park (virtual tours):

Farm Foods 360 (virtual farm tours):

Discovery Education (virtual field trips):

The Frick Collection (virtual tour):

The British Museum (virtual tour):

Guggenheim Museum, NY (virtual tour):

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (online exhibits):

Musée d'Orsay, Paris (online exhibit):

Virtual Tours of Stunning Libraries:

National Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art, Seoul:

MASP, Sao Paolo (virtual exhibits):

The Louvre (virtual tours):



Playwrights on Plays hosted by Roundhouse Theatre (interviews with celebrated theatremakers about their own work and the plays that inspired them):

TED Talks:



The Kid Should See This (Smart Videos for Curious Minds of All Ages):

Andrew Lloyd Weber - The Show Must Go On (weekly streaming musicals):

The Globe Theater (free bi-weekly streaming of plays):

Center for Puppetry Arts (livestream shows on Facebook):

Broadway HD (free 7-day trial to stream Broadway shows):

Mister Roger's Neighborhood (full-length episodes): 

Laurie Berkner Band (live performances every afternoon):

Drama Online (online theatrical performances): (free children's shows):

Virtual Disneyland rides:

National Theatre at Home YouTube Channel (streaming free full-length plays every Thursday):



The Kitchn's Cooking School (20-day, 20-lesson program with an essential cooking topic covered every day):

BBC Food Techniques (cooking videos for varying skill levels): 

Cooking with the New York Times (online cooking school with video lessons):

Texas A&M Dinner Tonight (classes in making quick & healthy dinners): 

MIT's Kitchen Chemistry (online version of a seminar designed to be an experimental and hands-on approach to applied chemistry - as seen in cooking:

Delia Online Cookery School (cooking technique articles with varying levels of difficulty):

Better Homes and Gardens How to Cook (learn the basics):

Delish (free kids cooking classes):



Ballet en Demand (free ballet masterclasses):

YMCA 360 (virtual YMCA classes):

The Body Coach YouTube channel (PE with Joe):

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