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Learn at Home!: Getting Started

We understand that you can't always make it to the library, so here are some great resources to learn and enjoy books at home! Check back later; more resources coming soon.

Internet Access at Home for Remote Learning

If you need access to internet at home during this time of hardship, Comcast is providing a 60 Day Free trial of its Internet Essentials service to qualifying low-income families. This service is normally $9.95/month for all qualified households. Please check the Internet Essentials by Comcast website for more information on this service.

Charter Communications and Spectrum have also offered a 60 day free trial to households with students in K-12 or college who do not already have internet at home. For more information you can check the Charter Communications website or call 1-844-488-8395.

Resources from the Broward Community

Read Alouds

Author and Illustrator Specials

Brad Meltzer is offering Storytime with Brad! Check out the Ordinary People Change the World series with the man himself!

Author and illustrator Mo Willems is hosting a daily Lunch Doodle on the Kennedy Center's website. Episodes are posted each weekday at 1 p.m.

You can tune into illustrator Jarrett J. Krosocka's YouTube channel every weekday at 2 p.m. ET for art lessons!

Find author Oliver Jeffers on Instagram every day at 2 p.m., reading one his books!

On Fridays at 8 a.m., author and illustrator Dav Pilkey will release a new video on the Library of Congress and Scholastic websites as part of his Dav Pilkey at Home series for children and families.

James Dean reads a variety of Pete the Cat books daily on Instagram. 

Grace Lin has a Youtube channel where she regularly uploads videos of herself reading her books and teaching how to draw characters including a Chinese moon rabbit!

Peter Reynolds, author and illustrator, hosts a weekday read-aloud events on Facebook at noon EDT. Monday through Friday. 

Story Time! from Penguin Kids will be live every weekday at 11 a.m. on Instagram and Facebook. Keep an eye out on their feeds for Read Together, Be Together announcements. Every weekday at 3pm, they've partnered with celebrities to read a book on their Instagram or Facebook accounts.

HarperKids from Home is available on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube every weekday at noon!.

Random House Kids is featuring a #ReadTogetherBeTogether Storytime weekdays at 3 p.m. Visit their Facebook page for a listing of authors and illustrators, as well as directions on where to view the storytime.

If you can't find stories you love, just check out #OperationStorytime on your favorite social media to find a growing collection of authors and illustrators reading their own books. 

Bring the Arts into Your Home!

Virtual Field Trips

Educational Highlights!

STEM for Kids

This guide contains information about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) resources for elementary and middle school students.

Free Online Resources

Paid Online Resources

Many paid resources are making themselves available to schools, students, and parents during the current period of school closures.

For a continually updated list of these resources, please check Amazing Educational Resources!