Digital Resources

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.

For our online catalog, e-books, and audio books, see Services & Information

Chewonki @ Home activities

https://chewonki.org/at-home/

EPIC

(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

https://www.getepic.com/promo

MedlinePlus

https://medlineplus.gov/childrenspage.html

(Science and health online learning activities for kids)

Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration

(Free live-streaming educational programming for children K-6th)

https://www.cilc.org/Interactive-Content/Community-of-Learning.aspx

Junior Library Guild

K-12 students can read books online, listen to live authors virtually, and listen to webcasts at:

www.juniorlibraryguild.com/jlgdigital-free

Storyline Online

(Books read by celebrities)

https://www.storylineonline.net/

Girls Who Code

https://girlswhocode.com/code-at-home/

Stay at Home Mega List

Topsham Public Library's list of free online sources, including books, livestreams, and online courses for all ages:

https://topshamlibrary.org/stay-at-home-mega-list/

New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium virtual visits!

https://www.neaq.org/visit/at-home-events-and-activities/

Portland Public Library

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 lending@portlib.org. Then you can access Portland’s e-books, e-audio books, and databases including TumbleBooks.

Online resources for children

https://www.portlandlibrary.com/highlight/ppl-highlighted-childrens-eresources/

Online resources for teens

https://www.portlandlibrary.com/highlight/ppl-highlighted-teen-eresources/

TumbleBooks

Log in by going to:

www.tumblebooklibrary.com

Username: holliscenterpubliclibrary

Password: trial

(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.)

Story Time From Space

https://storytimefromspace.com/

(Astronauts read STEM [science, technology, engineering, and math] themed books from space)

Wonderopolis

https://www.wonderopolis.org/

(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)

Audible Stories

stories.audible.com

(A mix of audiobooks to entertain, engage, and inform young people, ages 0–18.

Selections in English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese and Italian)

Pete the Cat

https://www.instagram.com/petethecatofficial/

(Author James Dean reads "Pete the Cat" books daily at 12 PM EDT)

Lunch Doodles

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2576730175772671

(Lunch doodles with Mo Willems, author of "Elephant and Piggie" and "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!")

Mr. Drew and His Animals Too

https://www.facebook.com/pg/mrdrewandhisanimalstoo/videos/?ref=page_internal

(Daily live Facebook videos of Mr. Drew and His Animals Too)

AncestryLibrary

https://libraries.maine.edu/mainedatabases/authmaine.asp?db=ancestry

(Interested in genealogy? Access Ancestry.com for free from home)