Click on any of the resources below for at-home, shelter-in-place fun and learning.
Check out our Rodgers resources! (You will need a library card and PIN for most of them.)
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(You have a library card, but don’t know your PIN? Complete this PIN request form and we’ll contact you with a new PIN.)
Access some of our #StayHome activities for adults and kids on our Rodger That! blog!
Subscribe to our YouTube channel and watch all our virtual storytimes!
Watch hippos, tigers, vultures and more on the San Diego Zoo live cams.
Go diving with the sea lions (National Marine Sanctuary)
Explore.org streams live footage of animals from all over the world, from African lions in South Africa’s Tembe National Park to bald eagles’ nests in Iowa.
Exercise and Movement
Stay in shape! Live stream exercise videos every day.
Free online yoga classes for every level.
Documentary Heaven is your portal to all genres of nonficiton film.
Visit Top Documentary Films for award-winning documentaries.
Miscellaneous – or, Just for Fun
Learn American Sign Language and practice with each other.
No better time to learn Morse code.
Got a smart phone? Learn to edit videos – right on your phone.
Our very own RML word search!
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – at home.
Make your own READ poster!
Learn about the Censusarus!
Our very own Word Search – (Children’s Books)!
Museums (alphabetical by museum)
Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
Check out the museum’s Online Learning & Fun for parents, caregivers and educators.
Currier Museum of Art
Listen to a book by beloved New Hampshire children’s author Tomie DePaola. Create a collage landscape. So much to do when you visit Currier at Home.
Check out “Discovery Museum at Home,” the museum’s newest resource.
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
All online programs and digital content at the museum are now available for free!
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Take a virtual tour of this national institution.
Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)
Tour the museum and visit its most popular galleries.
NASA (JPL at CalTech)
The National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at the California Institute of Technology has launched Teachable Moments, connecting homes with the latest discoveries about our universe.
National Air and Space Museum (D.C.)
Take a virtual tour of the museum, thanks to Google.
New England Aquarium
Feed the sharks! Watch the penguins! A virtual visit every day with the New England Aquarium!
New Hampshire Historical Society
Check out Moose on the Loose: Social Studies for Granite State Kids, geared to upper elementary school children. Adults and older children can listen to audio editions of Historical New Hampshire.
Salem Witch Museum
Take an online tour of the Witch Trials various sites in 1692 Massachusetts.
A list of concerts to watch from the comfort of your own couch. List updated daily.
Teach yourself guitar!
Learn to drum – without drums. (No drum set required!)
Subscribe to Tiny Desk Concerts – and listen to your favorite bands unplugged in an intimate setting.
Create a Pots ‘n’ Pans band with the kiddos.
ABCmouse is offering a free 30-day trial of its comprehensive early learning academy for children aged 2-8 and includes educational games and activities designed by teachers.
Take FREE college online classes on various subjects from renowned universities, including Dartmouth, Harvard, MIT, Boston University, Georgetown University (D.C.), Imperial College (London), The Sorbonne (Paris) and many more.
The Outdoors (but stay inside!)
Access the National Parks with a virtual tour.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Track bears. Study vampire bats. Learn about black holes. Visit the American Museum of Natural History for virtual tours of their collection. The also have a science website especially for kids!
Be a backyard scientist and track the greening of your back yard this month.
How long does Coronavirus last on surfaces? This radioactive decay model uses pennies to model exponential decay, which applies to radioactivity as well as viruses.
Instructables! provides thousands of projects that range from the simple, like paper airplanes, yummy brownies or duct tape wallets. Try searching terms like “projects for kids”, “science projects” or “DIY” (Do It Yourself). (4/7)
Do Math with Skittles! Fractions, decimals and percentages.
4-H Chain Reaction Video Challenge – “Chain reaction family fun for the stay-at-home blues”
Quarantine Punk STEaM challenge – throughout your entire HOUSE.
Scientific American Education brings science home for kids of all ages. Simple activities everyone can do.
Fun graphic! Input the name of an author, and watch “read-alike” authors appear and “float.” The closer two authors are, the more likely it is that you like them both.
Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda – writer and star of the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning musical “Hamilton” – and his friends surprise a young fan with a Zoom version of Alexander Hamilton. (From John Krasinski’s YouTube Channel SGN (“Some Good News”).
Visit Shakespeare’s Globe Theater and browse a range of activities – weekly blogs and other resources – that introduce the cast and crew behind a new production of “Macbeth,” created especially for young audiences.