The Library is closed, but here are a variety of educational and fun resources and activities for all ages.
*Further resources will be added, so stay tuned!*
Please click the links below to be taken to online read-alouds, animal videos, genealogy information and much more!
We give our greatest thanks to the authors and organizations that created these resources.
Chewonki @ Home activities
Kate Messner Website
(A list of resources for students in PreK-12th grade, including mini-lessons and read-alouds)
(A digital library that includes many of the best kids books, popular ebooks, and videos such as Fancy Nancy, Big Nate, Warriors, and National Geographic Kids)
Free for 30 days
(Science and health online learning activities for kids)
Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration
(Free live-streaming educational programming for children K-6th)
Junior Library Guild
K-12 students can read books online, listen to live authors virtually, and listen to webcasts at:
(Books read by celebrities)
Girls Who Code
Topsham Public Library's list of free online sources, including books, livestreams, and online courses for all ages:
New England Aquarium virtual visits!
If you are a resident of York or Cumberland County and you don't have a Portland Public Library card, you can request a free temporary e-card so you can use Portland Public Library's online resources. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org. Then you can access Portland’s e-books, e-audio books, and databases including TumbleBooks.
Online resources for children
Online resources for teens
Log in by going to:
(This website is a huge collection of books, including chapter books, that will highlight the words as the computer reads aloud. The website also contains comprehension quizzes. Go to https://daily.tumblebooks.com/ for a free book every day.)
(Astronauts read STEM [science, technology, engineering, and math] themed books from space)
(Explore an intriguing question about the world around us, and do activities that reinforce what you've learned while building background knowledge and vocabulary skills)
(A mix of audiobooks to entertain, engage, and inform young people, ages 0–18.
Selections in English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese and Italian)
(Author James Dean reads "Pete the Cat" books daily at 12 PM EDT)
(Lunch doodles with Mo Willems, author of "Elephant and Piggie" and "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!")
(Daily live Facebook videos of Mr. Drew and His Animals Too)
(45+ Free Educational Websites for Kids)
(Interested in genealogy? Access Ancestry.com for free from home)