While school is suspended, the Library has databases and resources that your child can use to continue learning. We’ve also curated some resources on helping children cope right now. If you need free Wi-Fi or meals, both are also available through Spectrum and the Department of Education, respectively. Plus, check out our virtual storytimes. 

Educational Resources

Check out our teen resources.

For younger school-age children, visit our databases page, especially:

  • Biblioboard, a primary source database featuring historical books, articles, images, maps, documents, and more.
  • BookFlix, an online literacy resource from Scholastic. 
  • Brainfuse HelpNow, which provides free, on-demand, easy, and engaging eLearning, including tutoring and homework help,
  • Britannica Elementary, a site that lets you look for people, places, and things, with video and games. 
  • Britannica Academic, which includes Encyclopedia Britannica and Merriam Webster's Collegiate dictionary. 
  • Britannica School, which is for all grades and all reading abilities. 
  • Kids InfoBits, a collection of more than 550+ age-appropriate magazines for kids grades K-5.

Other Resources:


Spectrum is offering households with K-12 and college students free Wi-Fi access and broadband (high-speed internet) for the next 60 days. For information, call 844-488-8395 or go to spectrum.com.

Coping Skills


Free meals will be available Monday-Friday from 7:30am to 1:30pm at 400 locations across the city. Visit here for more information on which locations will offer meals.

Facebook Live Virtual Storytimes

Enjoy these storytimes with our librarians and other readers, and thank you to all the authors and publishers who have given us special permission to read their books!

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  1. Virtual Arts & Culture Resources
  2. Virtual Resources for Older Adults
  3. At-Home Ways to Keep Your Mind and Body Healthy During The Covid-19 Outbreak
  4. Virtual Learning Opportunities
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