Greenwood Public Library

Free online-resources


Delaware-specific online resources

  • Online library card
  • Flipster – e-magazines
  • Universal Class – over 500 online courses for Sussex County library card holders
  • Overdrive – e-audios, e-books, streaming video – may have a wait list but you can have up to 7 items checked out at a time.
    • We recommend using the Libby app by Overdrive when possible, for your ebooks and eaudiobooks, but it does not have streaming video.
  • Hoopla – e-audios, e-books, streaming video without the wait. Up to 4 checkouts a month
  • Ask A Librarian – a live virtual reference service that offers online reference assistance.
  • Sussex County Libraries – a wealth of other online information and resources.


E-audiobooks and e-books

300,000 free e-books from the NYPL – the app – SimplE

TumbleBooks – K-6 e-books

TeenBookCloud – Streaming Teen audiobook library

AudioBookCloud – Streaming audiobook library

RomanceBookCloud – Romance streaming audiobook library

Audible – free e-books during this time

Project Gutenberg – free e-books

LibVox – e-audiobooks has compiled a teens-only reading resource!

Riveted – Free YA e-book

AudiobookSync – audiobooks for teens

13 free e-reading apps


Educational resources

ABCmouse is free right now!

A google doc that is in progress – AmazingEducationalResources

Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science Academy – free online courses for high school students

Open Learn – 900+ free short courses

Padlet – “high quality sites and apps that are supporting school closures with free resources”

NASA STEM activities

Follett e-learning resources for preK-12

Bookshare – This “will help students with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers to continue learning during school closures.”


Virtual Tours

12 museums you can tour from home!

The Shedd Aquarium regularly posts pictures and videos of their zoo, including letting their animals (penguins and porcupines so far!) roam the zoo while they are closed!

Georgia Aquarium has live webcams stationed all around their aquarium where you can watch penguins, beluga whales, sea lions, otters, piranha feeding times, and more!



Story Time from Space

Storyline Online – Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

At Home with Kwame – Story times with Kwame Alexander, children’s author and poet.

Who Would Win – Author Jerry Pallotta reads one of his books.


Other resources

Smithsonian images

NASA images

DuoLingo – learn another language!

Websites where kids can create books

How to use Zoom – a useful tool since a lot of things are being listed as live on Zoom

Mansfield/Richland County Library’s post of museum tours, theatres, zoos, field trips and national parks to visit virtually. They also have a ton of links for things to do with kids at home.

Chatterpack – free online boredom busting resources – virtual tours, online learning, concerts

Museum Computer Network’s ultimate guide to virtual tours and e-resources

Hogwart’s Digital Escape Room – from Peters Township Public Library

Escape the Fairy Tale – another digital escape room – from East Orange County Public Library, NJ

Cinderella Escape Room – another digital escape room – from Henika District Library in Wayland, Michigan

Escape from Wonderland – digital escape room – from Moultrie-Colquitt County Library System in Moultrie, Georgia

Books Alive! Escape the Rhyme – digital escape room – This is an escape room for all ages, and intended to be worked on as a family – don’t let the theme fool you! These puzzles range from very simple to quite challenging, making it something the whole family can do together! You’ll need to know some nursery rhymes for these challenges, so if you have a nursery rhyme book, now’s a great time to pull it out. – from Bay County Library in Bay City, Michigan

Help Fez the Pheasant Escape the Library! – digital escape room – from Vermillion Public Library in Vermillion, South Dakota

Binging with Babish – basic cooking techniques

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