MMRLS E-Resources

The Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System has many electronic resources to offer our patrons. In addition, we are working hard to find other useful resources during this difficult time.

Check out the links below. Questions? Email us at: director@mmrls.lib.ms.us

Library Resources

Axis360 eBooks

Hoopla eBooks, eAudio, movies, music, comics and more

RBDigtal eMagazines

Magnolia Online Educational Databases

TumbleBooks K-6 Children’s eBook Database

TumbleBooks K-6 Math eBook Database

TumbleBooks Grade 7-12 eBook Database

TumbleBooks eAudio Book Database (All Ages)

TumbleBooks Romance eBook Collection (Adult Readers)

Junior Library Guild at Home – eBooks for Elementary, Middle School and High school students (free access)

Other Reading Resources

Julie’s Library Beginning April 29, Julie Andrews and her daughter will come together to read aloud from their library.

Digital Tools for Reading at Home

Book It Program Reading Resources

KidLit TV: Free Read Alouds, Art Tutorials, Podcasts, and More

Scholastic Learn at Home Site

LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! (Posted Each Weekday at Noon)

Scribd Free 30 day trial (eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines, etc.)

The LivBits Live Events

Big Timber Media Distance Learning Bundle eBooks

Children’s Stories in Spanish

Live Virtual Storytimes with Pete the Cat and Creator James Dean

Gumdrop Books Distance Learning Resources

Free Audible Stories by Amazon

Dav Pilkey at Home (Weekly Online Series from the author of Dog Man and Captain Underpants)

Curiosity City Children’s Book Engagement Tools

Time Magazine for Kids (Free for the Rest of the School Year)

Brightly Storytime Online

Harper Kids’ Online Read-a-loud Videos

Live Read-a-louds with Authors

Storyline Online Actors Read-Alouds

Astronauts: Storytime in Space

Favorite Authors & Illustrators Share Resources for Learning Anywhere

Live event stream calendar

Best Apps for Kids Literacy

Online E-Resources from NYS Summer Reading

Everywhere Book Fest: May 1-2

Free Reading Websites for kids

Free Vocab Work

Children’s Museum of Manhattan Resources 

#HomewithHMH 

Let’s Keep reading- Author events

Harper at Home with HarperCollins

International Children’s Digital Library

The New York Times Writing Prompts

Ranger Rick Free Digital Subscription

TIME FOR KIDS free digital library

Kid Lit Online Calendar 

KidLit TV

Free SongWriting Workshops for Kids

Harry Potter @ Home

LeVar Burton Reads (via Twitter)

List of Publisher Special Offers

Mississippi Braves “Bookworms from Home” Reading Program

Free American Girl eBooks

Maker (Coding/Cooking/Creating)

Free Coding Apps

Girls who Code (at home)

Mouse Open Projects

Microsoft Make Code

Code Club

Scratch Info for Parents

Scratch Jr.

30-Day LEGO Challenge

50 Best DUPLO LEGO ideas

3 Weeks of MakerStation Programs

Cooking with Delish

Cooking lessons for Kids from $5 Dinners

History/Social Studies

Gilder Lehrman Institute FREE US History Resources

Free Homeschooling Social Studies Resources

Jumpstart Social Studies

AP U.S. History: Special Edition with Lin-Manuel Miranda on YouTube

Math and Science

Nasa at Home

DreamBox Math (offering free 90 trial)

Cool Math Games

Prodigy Math

Coding for Kids – Free Resources

National Geographic Kids

60+ websites for teaching/learning math

Bedtime Math activities and games

Bird Species and Sounds

Virtual Dissections and Labs

Steve Spangler Science for daily science experiment

Mad Science

Science Mom

Mystery Science

Virtual Marine Biology Camp

Skype a Scientist

All about birds with Audubon! 

Learn about Sharks for kids!

Online Educational Courses/Curriculum

Freedom Homeschooling – Free Homeschool Curriculum

450 Ivy League Courses Available to the Public

Free Online Courses from Open Culture

HomeSchooling

Microsoft Digital Literacy Course

Microsoft Learn (for more advanced users)

Digital Learn

Ivy Wild Kids Homeschool Resources for kids with ADHD

Streaming Educational Videos

Full episodes of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

150+ Educational Shows on Netflix

Fun and Games

Library of Congress app lets you make hip hop with century-old samples

A Digital Escape Room Masterlist

Board Game Arena – Free Online Board Games

Escape from Wonderland Digital Escape Room

Hogwarts Digital Escape Room

Legoland Daily Building Challenges

Space Explorer Training (Digital Escape Room)

Minecraft Escape Room

Pete the Cat and the Birthday Party Mystery (Preschool Escape Room)

Hogwarts is Here (Harry Potter themed online courses)

Cooper Gallery Daily Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge

Send a Letter to Pete the Cat!

“Fun at Home” YouTube Playlist from Sesame Street

Magic Tree House Printables and Activities

MadLibs Online

GoNoodle’s Indoor Recess

Wonderopolis

Discover a Hobby

Weekend Drive Scavenger Hunt

Screen Free Activities

Outdoor Learning and Activities

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Indoor Activities to do with your kids without a computer/screen

Boredom Busters

Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Backyard Activities

Indoor Activities: Art, Science, Literacy and more

Other Educational/Fun Resources

A Calendar of Livestreaming Events

Virtual Museums, e-Resources, and Online Collections

Educational Companies Offering Free Subscriptions

Amazing Library Collections to Explore Online

Common Sense Media Coronavirus Resources

At Home Resources for Kids and Families During Coronavirus 2020 (HarperCollins)

DC Comics Launches DC Kids Camp with Videos and Activities

Free At-Home Education Resources From Ancestry.com

10 Free Learning Websites for kids

Amazing Educational Companies offering Free Subscriptions (google doc)

Educational Companies List offering FREE subscription while schools are closed

Educational Free Websites for Math, Science, Social Studies and More

Free Learning Opportunities for Different Ages

Scholastic Learn-at-home

Printables for 4th & 5th grade

Brainpop

Lakeshore Learning

Virtual Learning and Engagement Websites

ABDO Free Distance Learning Resources

Really Good Stuff – Free Resources Library

Fun and Learning for Parents and Children from Head Start

Breakout EDU 

Active Learning at Home

Khan Academy

At Home Activities, Parent Tips, Informational Worksheets, and more

Learning at Home Plethora of Websites on EVERYTHING

Virtual tours, learning websites, places you can learn online for anything

Engaging Children Ages 2-7

The Hangout Spot: Long-Distance Play Dating Webinar

Apps for Different Learning Abilities

The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids

The National Theater is featuring a full-length play every Thursday on YouTube

Apps to Help Kids Stay Focused from CommonSenseMedia

DK Find Out an educational site for kids

Health (Mental/Physical)

Free virtual mindfulness class (gr. K-5)

List of Best Kid Yoga Videos

Cosmic Kids Yoga

P.E. With Joe-Daily Live Fitness Videos for Kids

YMCA Virtual Classes

Rainbow Yoga

Edinboro Family Martial Arts Center Free Karate Classes

YouTube Videos to get kids moving

Newburgh Performing Arts Academy Free Online Classes

Yoga Foster Free Classes

COVID-19: Things To Do While Practicing Social Distancing: Exercise and Meditation

Best Resources for home workouts from Library Journal’s roundup

Music

Nightly Metropolitan Opera Streams (7:30 PM E.T.)

Sing-a-long with Emily Arrow

Symphony Live Broadcasts

List of LIVE video concerts

Seattle Symphony Live Broadcasts

The Kennedy Center

Mr. Jon & Friends Music shows

Virtual Online Ballet Classes

Emily Music for Kids Videos

Turtle Dance Music Free Shows

Laurie Berkner Music Videos

A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Metropolitan Opera Live Broadcasts

Jam with Jamie Videos

Teens

QuaranTEENS writing and other activities for teens from WordsAlive

25 New Things Teens Can Learn/Do While Isolated

Free College Courses

Activities for Teens Stuck Inside-Electronic Free

Ivy League Courses to take for Free

Neal Shusterman Virtual Reading Series 

Free University Art Classes Online

BBC IReporter

JSTOR remote access

National Emergency Library

TeenBookCloud

Ted-Ed Videos

Writing Class with Kelly Yang

Free Disney Zumba Routines

Virtual Tours/Live Cams

Animal Cams Masterlist

List of virtual tours of zoos and museums

More virtual field trips

National Park Tours

Wolf Conservation Center Webcams

Virtual Disney Rides

NYS Parks Virtual Tours

Canada’s Wonderland Virtual Roller coaster Rides

Carlsbad Caverns Virtual Tour

WWII Museum

Explore the World’s Wonders

Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips

Historic Homes Tours

Cincinnati Zoo Home Safaris

2 Virtual Museum Tours From Travel & Leisure

EXPLORE.org Live Cams

Mystic Seaport

San Diego Zoo Live Cams

Arts & Culture W/Google (National Parks)

National Geographic Kids

Yellowstone National Park Virtual Tours

Catskill Animal Sanctuary : Virtual

View artwork via the Art Institute of Chicago

Ashokan Center Maplefest Live!

Virtual Field Trip Calendar

Take a Free Virtual Tour of Five Egyptian Heritage Sites

Art and Creativity

Free Art/Art History Courses from the Museum of Modern Art

YouTube Art Classes for Kids

How to Toon

Finish this Comic

Art for Kids

Drawing Tutorials

Draw with Rob Biddulph

Draw with Grace Lin

Draw Every Day with Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Art at Home

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems 

Morning Drawing with Dav Pilkey

Miximal Mondays with Ben Clanton

DC Comic Camp for Kids

Free Puppet Making Workshop

New Victory Art Break

Nikon Online Photography Courses

10 Free University Art Courses

Occupy White Walls A free game that lets you build your own art museum and explore the museums others have built

Printable Comic Strip Templates with Story Starters

Coping with COVID-19

Emotional Survival Guide for Covid-19

NYS Emotional Support Resources (Free NYS Mental Health Hotline – 1-844-863-9314)

Handwashing Song

PDF Picture Book to Explain COVID-19 to children (different languages available)

Social Distancing

Helping Children Cope with Covid-19

Coronavirus Comic for Kids

Caring for Each Other with Sesame Street

Staying home from school with kids

How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus with Daniel Tiger

Managing COVID-19 anxiety

6 Age-Appropriate Books to teach kids about Covid-19

A Kid’s Guide to Coronavirus on The Daily Podcast by The New York Times (3/27/2020) 

A List of Free and Low-Cost Internet Plans

Where Can Children Eat for Free in MS? (Interactive Map)

Resources for Mississippi Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19 (from Entergy)

Greater Good’s Guide to Well-Being During Coronavirus

“Why Teens May Struggle More During COVID-19” from Psychology Today

CDC resources for non-English speakers

Multicultural Resources &  Foreign Languages

Free Language Lessons with Duolingo (also an app)

Spanish Picture Books Read-A-Louds     

The Spanish Experiment

PJ Library Resources (Jewish/ Hebrew)

Fun Shabbat Activities @ Home

Institute for Jewish Spirituality 

Passover Resources

Baby Fingers (ASL for babies)Hebrew School @ Home

ASL eBooks and Resources

Speech Therapy

Free Resources from Home Speech Home

The Speech Buddies Blog

Tongue Twisters from Learn English Kids

Free Speech Therapy Worksheets from MommySpeechTherapy

Read Works

IXL Learning Activities

The Story Place