For Kids and Parents

Learning at Home

While St. Lawrence County schools are closed and public health experts recommend that we stay at home as much as possible, you might be looking for resources to help your family learn and have fun at home. The library can help! Below, you’ll find links to a variety of videos, articles, and tutorials to keep boredom at bay. These pages will be updated with new resources, so be sure to visit often!

Kids’ Databases & eBooks: Temporary Free Access

In reponse to the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures across the country, several providers of online resources for children are offering their products free for a limited time.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading challenge for young children and their families. Reading aloud is one of the best ways to encourage early literacy and a love of reading in young children, and it’s never too early to start!

Parent Resources

Here you’ll find guides for families from trusted sources on subjects from setting schedules to ready-made activities in STEM, literacy, and more.

NEW: On Instagram: Random House Art School @RHCBArtSchool A how-to drawing series led by illustrators like Caldecott Honor winner Lauren Castillo and Judd Winick, author of the Hilo series.

Read-Aloud Videos

Because of copyright restrictions, librarians can’t always record themselves reading published works aloud. Here are some channels and links for read-aloud videos where performance permission has been granted, or where authors read their own works.

Story Time Videos

Here are some of our favorite story time rhymes with Miss Rebecca!

Battle of the Books 2020

The 2020 Battle of the Books has been canceled.