Homeschool and Free Educational Resources

Library staff have begun compiling this listing of free resources that have been made available in light of the COVID-19 health crisis. Some are library resources you can access anytime for free, some are always-free websites, and others have been made free for a limited time.

Be sure to check out our Homework Help page, as well as the Children’s Page and Teen Page for more!

All of the library-subscribed electronic resources can be found here.

  1. All Ages
  2. Pre-K & Kindergarten
  3. Elementary
  4. Middle School
  5. High School - Easy science experiments for kids using household items.

Brittanica School - Learning for Elementary, Middle & HS levels.

STEM Activity Clearinghouse - STEM/STEAM activities for every age group from STARNet

OverDrive Kids - ebooks and audiobooks for all ages

Homeschool Co-op - Free online educational programs taught by volunteers professors, experts & enthusiasts.

Library of Congress Smart Fun for Kids - use LoC exhibits and activities to learn

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems - fun for adults, too!

WGBH Distance Learning Center - MA DESE and PBS LearningMedia have teamed up to compile PreK-12 resources.

Internet Archive Kid-Friendly Resources - a directory of learning resources for kids, grouped by age range.

International Digital Children’s Library - a collection of free ebooks for kids in a variety of languages.

Digital Museum Exhibits - The next best thing to visiting a museum in person!

AudioBookCloud - Always available audiobooks to download for all ages - and adults, too!

MA Center for the Book - Links to online events and resources for all age groups.

Boston Children’s Museum - Play & Learning Resources, and Museum Virtual Tour 

MassAudubon: Explore Nature at Home - Young Explorers activity sheets, scavenger hunts, coloring pages, and more

YMCA Health & Fitness Videos - Kids Fitness Activity videos, as well as fitness videos for adults

Kennedy Space Center - Downloadable activities for kids = visit them on Facebook for daily Live events as well.

What Do We Do All Day - Lots of ideas for activities (some educational, some just fun) for all ages.

Engage! from Library of Congress - Author interviews, learning inspiration for kids and teens, and lifelong learner opportunities.

Audubon Bird Cams - Live video feeds of bird species from all over the country.

Mechanics Hall - Brown Bag Concerts - free concerts on select Wednesdays.

Hanover Theater & Conservatory - Student Matinees.