For Kids and Parents

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Homeschooling Resources

Links to useful resources for homeschooling families.

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.

Virtual Programming

Storytime rhymes and activity videos with PPL children’s librarian Rebecca!

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.

Battle of the Books 2021

North Country libraries will not be offering a Battle of the Books program for the 2020-21 school year.