Here are services you can access from home with your Sachem Library card:
DOWNLOADS & STREAMING SERVICES
Download ebooks and audiobooks with Overdrive, read online magazines with Flipster, stream movies with Kanopy and access online books and videos for children with Bookflix and Kanopy Kids.
RESEARCH & DATABASES
Access helpful databases such as Brainfuse live tutoring help, local newspaper archives like Newsday and NY Times, consumer reports, language learning, and Ancestry.com.
OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES
(NO LIBRARY CARD NEEDED, here are some staff selected sites for you to visit)
123Homeschool4me.com– 300,000+ FREE printable worksheets, toddlers to teens.
Audible– FREE audiobooks for kids and teens.
BSW Education Consultants– Test Prep for SAT, ACT, etc.
Chem Matters Online– High school chemistry topics.
Class Central– 250 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for FREE.
Club SciKidz– Daily science experiments for home.
CollegeSource Online – A database of 150,947 digital college catalogs, institution profiles, transcript keys, and other resources.
Cornell Co-op. Marine Education Initiative– Weekly lessons, worksheets and tutorials for home learning about marine sciences.
Curriculum Associates– FREE printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish)
Discoveryk12.com– Offers a traditional, non-Common Core, secular, homeschool curriculum.There are 180 days of complete, digital curriculum for pre-k to 12th grade, including STEM and The Arts.
Ellis Island– Take a virtual field trip to Ellis Island.
Free Subscriptions for Kids– This blog has a list of all education companies offering FREE subscriptions.
Kahoot– Online learning games.
Khan Academy– The nonprofit that offers short videos on thousands of topics for kids of all ages, is having daily (weekdays) livestreams at 12 p.m. EST on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter to assist students, parents, and teachers navigating school closures.
Instructables.com– Explore, share, and make any of thousands of step by step your next projects from the stovetop to the workshop!
MathScore.com– Math practice grades K-8 and algebra and geometry.
National Geographic’s for Kids– Learn about geography and animals.
Old Westbury Gardens– With family walks on the rise, Old Westbury gardens has created a lot of activities to do on daily walks.
Pronunciator– Language learning.
Scholastic Learn at Home– Daily projects to keep the kids busy. Grades PreK-9.
Starfall.com– Phonics learning for PreK- 3rd grade.
Wonderopolis– Explore the many topics on Wonderopolis and learnt something new.
ZOOS, MUSEUMS, AQUARIUMS:
Georgia Aquarium– Sea life webcams.
The Louvre– Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.
Metropolitan Museum of Art– Scroll through their online exhibits.
Museum of the American Revolution– a behind-the-scenes field trip of the Museum
Philadelphia Zoo live feed– Mon-Fri at 2pm tune in for live feed of animals.
San Diego Zoo– Live webcams of penguins, polar bears, tigers and more.
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems– Weekdays at 1pm learn to draw with children’s author & illustrator Mo Willems.
PBS Kids.org– Play with favorite show characters.
Seussville– Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss
StoryLine Online– Favorite kids books read by famous people
EXERCISE & MOVEMENT:
Bee You Yoga– Free Yoga Classes for Kids
Go Noodle.com– Movement and Mindfulness for Kids
AND FOR MORE IDEAS
Visit Suffolk County Library System’s Google Doc with more resources for kids and teens.