Virtual Learning & Fun for Young Kids & Families

While the buildings are closed, your public library is here for you! Connect with your favorite librarians, explore your digital library, and so much more. We are updating this page daily, so check back often!

Connect with your favorite librarians

Check out the latest videos for kids, hosted by some of your favorite librarians and storytime friends! Tune in weekdays at 10 am for more fun with Miss Shelley, Miss Jenny, Miss Beronica, Miss Eileen, Mr. Jose, and more.

Hot chocolate breathing

Sometimes when we’re worried or anxious, it can help to take deep breaths. It makes it more fun when we can pretend to be making hot chocolate while we breathe!

Check out more breathing exercises for calming, energizing, resting and more in Breathe Like a Bear, available on Hoopla with your Oak Park library card and PIN.

‘Open Shut Them’

Miss Eileen is excited to teach her puppet Mary how to sing “Open Shut Them.” Can you help by singing along?

Sticky Bubblegum

Miss Shelley loves to sing silly songs and have fun with make believe. Sticky Bubblegum combines both—and her dog Bingo gets in on the fun, too!

When routines don’t feel right

Sometimes when things are feeling hard or scary, our usual routines don’t feel good. Kids and camels know things are different right now, and it’s important to listen to what they need to feel better. It can be surprising sometimes.

Miss Jenny & Ruthie receive a special message!

Miss Jenny and Ruthie receive a really special message from a good friend.

Watch more videos on the library’s YouTube channel

Virtual learning day

Turn any day into a virtual learning day with these fun, educational remote learning resources for kids. Log in with your Oak Park library card and PIN. New! Need a card? Get a digital-only account »

History comes to life

African-American History Online: Covering five centuries, log in for a fresh way to find the full spectrum of African-American history and culture.

American Indian History: Fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups.

Traveling the world, exploring new cultures

Kanopy KidsStream movies and TV shows just for kids, with integrated Common Sense Media ratings.

MUZZYColorful, interactive language learning site great for kids ages 5-9 includes guided visual exploration of Spanish, French, Italian, Korean(RR), Chinese Pinyin, German, as well as British and American English. Created by the BBC.

World Book for Kids: Easy-to-read stories with engaging images, illustrations, interactive games, and activities, for kids ages 3-11.

Full STEAM ahead

ScienceFlix: Explores science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, interactive features, and more for elementary and middle school students.

More storytimes on the go

Early Bird Readers: Based on the Very Ready Reading Program used in all library storytime classes, this digital early learning program supports parents, caregivers, and teachers. Each week, a children’s librarian will text a tip or activity to share with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, with additional activity videos sent monthly.

TumbleBookLibrary: Collection of animated, talking picture books that teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love, for primary school students.

Beginning new adventures, reading along

Adventure begins with ebooks and audiobooks: From nursery rhymes and classic tales to robots and pirates, young readers can explore fun books for all ages in a special reading section just for kids in the Libby app. Start your next adventure »

Read along on Hoopla: Young readers can follow along as text, pictures, and sound come to life in ebooks featuring their favorite characters—Pete the Cat, Doc McStuffins, beloved Disney and Marvel characters, and more. Audio tracks are synchronized with the read-along ebook pages to support and empower young readers. Start reading » 

Virtual tutoring & academic support

Brainfuse HelpNow: Get real-time help in skill building, test preparation, writing, foreign languages, and more. Learners of all ages can connect directly online with live, vetted tutors every day from 2-11 pm. Get academic support now »

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