Library closed - no problem... bring it home!
Now that you are following the directive to shelter in place - it doesn’t mean that you can’t access library resources. Here are just a few of the entertaining and educational resources that library offers through our online services. All you need is your library card and your PIN number!
Movies & Music
◘ Acorn TV gives access to dramas, mysteries and comedies from England to your home.
◘ IndieFlix has lots of great movies to stream
◘ Pongalo gives access to Spanish language telenovelas
◘ Stingray Qello is all music programming - watch a concert from home.
◘ Freegal has free music that can be downloaded or streamed
EBooks and Audiobooks – Download free books to most devices or read on a regular computer.
Take a class – spend your time at home stretching your mind! Learn a new language or a new skill.
◘ Universal Class - Over 500 courses on a variety of subjects. Some even give continuing education credits.
◘ The Great Courses - Many classes offering lifelong learning and personal enrichment.
◘ Transparent Language Online - learn a new language, there are more than 100 to choose from.
◘ Learn It Live - Personal Development and Wellness Classes
Virtual Storytimes & Reading
📚 Storyline Online has a variety of books read by actors and other well known people. Videos can be watched on Youtube or through Vimeo.
📚 Unite for Literacy has many early reading books available that can be read online - free and no library card needed.
📚 Interactive Storybooks featuring Clifford - also available in Spanish.
📚 Tumblebooks Library - available online or with through the Tumblebooks App (iOS/Android)
📚 Songs & Rhymes from Champaign Public Library's Storytimes
📚 A calendar of planned live stream events including music and art and storytimes
📚 Storyplace has activities for Pre-K
📚 Reading & Activites for PreK - 8th grade at Funbrain
📚 Youtube video's of Storytime from San Bruno Library
📚 Online storytimes from Santa Clara County Library District
📚 CincoBooks Official stories in Spanish videos on YouTube
📚 Read comic books for free at Califa's VLCC (there are over 3000 available)
📚 Many books of all kinds are available free through Enki and Califa, no library card needed, just down select the book and start reading right in the browser.
📚 Tumble Math - a K-6th grade math eBook collection
📚 Teen Book Cloud - a 7th - 12th grade eBook collection
📚 AudioBookCloud - an all ages audiobook collection
📚 Romance Book Cloud - a huge collection of steamy romance novels
📚 Free eBooks from Project Gutenberg
📚 The National Emergency Library has many books that aren't otherwise digitized available to students and other learners for free until the end of the National Emergency.
📚 Poets.org has a wonderful collection of poetry for kids on various topics and themes
📚 The Children's Poetry Archive has recordings of poetry read by their authors
📚 Poetry4Kids has poems and has poetry related lessons and activities
📚 The PBS series, Poetry in America, is streaming the entire first season for free on their website
📚 LibriVox: Public Domain Audiobooks Read by Volunteers
📚 Read digital magazines online through RB Digital with your RB Digital account or sign up for one with your library card.
📚 Free online web comics for kids & teens from School Library Journal.
📚 Julie's Library - Podcast - Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, will read a new book. Starting April 29th.
📚 Download a free Snoopy eBook - and check out these great in home classroom ideas as well.
■ California K-12 Online Content from the California State Library
■ EduAtlasOrg is a directory of things to do that puts together crafts and other educational projects by age range and topic.
■ Early literacy (Pre-K & 1st grade) videos and materials from Between the Lions are available from PBS.
■ Starfall has lots of educational activities for Pre-K - 3rd grade on their site.
■ Scholastic has a list of websites where kids can create books online.
■ Satisfy your curiosity about anything with Worldbook Online
■ Scholastic Online has for PreK - 9th grade
■ Hour of Code has lots of tutorials to learn and practice coding
■ Resources for Families during the Pandemic from Common Sense Media (in Spanish)
■ Learn about your car and how to repair it with the Chilton Online Database
■ Infobase: learn things. Almanac. Career Information. Videos. Science News Username: 1618894-user/ Password: digital
■ Center for Applied Linguistics page RED BILINGÜE MEX-US - free Spanish language learning materials.
Exercise your Body & Mind
☼ Visit the Watsonville Virtual Recreation Center for Indoor & Outdoor activities
☼ Walk in nature - just be sure to keep recommended distances from others.
Theater & Performing Arts
♫ The Metropolitan Opera will stream opera live: check out their schedule
♫ The Seattle Symphony will broadcast performances for free on Thursday & Saturday
♫ NPR's List of Virtual Concerts with artist/time/how to watch
🎬 The Watsonville Film Festival has gone virtual ~ check out their offerings at their web page.
Activities For Everyone
■ 1000 Free Disney Coloring Pages for Kids
■ Free coloring pages from #colorourcollections
■ Art Lessons on Youtube kids will like
■ Games & Activites on for kids on Pbskids.org
■ Printable pages with activities from AWE Learning
■ Document this unprecedented time by creating a Time Capsule
■ Activities for Teens: #quaranteens page at Words Alive.org
■ Create your own comics from the Charles Shulz Museum
■ Tour museums virtually for free with the Google Arts & Culture App (iOS/Android)
■ Tour 33 National Parks Virtually from your living room
■ Virtual Tour of the Winchester Mystery House
■ Live Animal Cams from Zoo's & Aquariums
■ Virtual Tour the Son Doong Cave, The Words Largest Cave at National Geographic
■ A virtual tour of National Geographic's Exhibition, "Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall".
■ Virtual tour of Machu Picchu from YouVisit.com
■ Virtual Tour of Temples of Angkor from Google Maps