Tour the Sistine Chapel–From Home

As part of our commitment to help you continue learning and being entertained during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing a variety of virtual tours, live camera experiences at zoos, and online story times.

Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of visiting the Sistine Chapel, but the time off from work to get there, and the money you’d have to have to do the trip right can seem like impossible barriers. However, thanks to modern technology, you can take this tour and see the beauty of one of the world’s most famous churches virtually.

Wishing Things Were Going More Swimmingly? Check Out the Georgia Aquarium’s Live Cameras!

As part of our commitment to help you continue learning and being entertained during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing a variety of virtual tours, live camera feeds at zoos, and online story times.

The Georgia Aquarium has live cameras featuring otters, penguins, puffins, jellyfish, and all sorts of aquatic life in-between. You can find the main site here and then choose who to observe.

Heat Things Up with a Virtual Tour of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

As part of our commitment to help you continue learning and being entertained during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing a variety of virtual tours.

The calendar may claim that spring’s here, but maybe you’d like to tour one of the most unique locations in the world–in Hawai’i! This virtual tour will take you into the Nahuku Lava Tube–which seems like a different world.

Feel Like Your Place is a Zoo Right Now? Check Out the Live Cameras at the San Diego Zoo!

As part of our commitment to the continuance of public education and entertainment during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing online story times, virtual tours, and educational live camera experiences at zoos.

The San Diego Zoo has live cameras recording the lives and antics of everything from apes and elephants to polar bears and tigers. Pop on over to this site to choose who you’d like to observe!

Writers! The Highlights Foundation Offers a Free Online Class

As part of our commitment to help you continue learning and being entertained during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing a variety of virtual tours, live camera experiences at zoos, and online story times.

Have you ever wanted to learn about writing and creativity from teachers from the Highlights Foundation? They are now offering a free online educational opportunity featuring Sarah Aronson and Tara Lazar. Pop over to their site to see the previous videos and find out when they’ll next do a virtual get-together for greater interactivity. Special thanks to one of our Writing Club members, Jamie, for letting Shannon know about this great opportunity!

The Highlights Foundation also offers podcasts about writing, including this one with Ashley Hope Perez on Holistic Writer Care.

Miss Playing With Our Library Legos? Play with Legos Online!

As part of our commitment to help you continue learning and being entertained during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing a variety of virtual tours, and fun, and educational experiences.

That’s right, now you can play with Legos virtually! You need a parent with an email address to sign up so an account can be made for anyone who is not an adult.

Stuck at Home? Take an Ivy League Class–For Free!

As part of our commitment to help you continue learning and being entertained during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing a variety of virtual tours, educational resources, live camera experiences at zoos, and online story times.

Want to learn something new while you’re stuck at home? Law, the arts, history, engineering…you name it, it’s available! Open the door to glimpse an Ivy League level education!

Check out one of a wide variety of MOOCs–these are massive open online courses. Maybe you joined Shannon months ago in a workshop she offered teaching you how to find and maneuver your way through such things. Or maybe your time to figure it out is now. This is a link to one of many clearing houses for free online classes, these specifically being offered by the Ivy Leagues. Classes are often self-paced and without penalty for non-completion, so feel free to explore!

Audible Makes Select Audiobooks Free during COVID-19 Crisis

As part of our commitment to help you continue learning and being entertained during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing a variety of virtual tours, and educational experiences.

Audible, the online audiobook provider,Ā  has stepped up to provide free listening opportunities for young readers looking for more books. Hop on over to Audible Stories to learn more! Check out this article to learn more.

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

As part of our commitment to help you continue learning and being entertained during the

COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing a variety of virtual tours.

 

The Smithsonian. One of the most amazing American museums–and one of the most extensive in the world–has a number of virtual tours to keep you wondering and learning. This tour includes current exhibits.

Safari from the Comfort of Your Home!

As part of our commitment to public education and entertainment continuing during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing virtual tours.

Want to go on a safari from the comfort of your own home? Thanks to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, you can do that every day at 3pm EST. Just one more great educational resource people are putting together to help out during the current crisis.

Home Safari Resources

Please also remember the great resources we have in the bins on our front porch–there are coloring pages, Spanish activity booklets, Story Time crafts, discarded books and discarded magazines. We’re hoping our sharing helps you at this time.