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Online Storytimes, Author Read-Alouds, & Live Streams to Keep Kids Busy During COVID-19 


Lunchtime Doodles with Mo Willems

Learn how to draw with popular children's author Mo Willems!


Draw Every Day with Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Learn to draw with the author and illustrator of the popular Lunch Lady Graphic Novels! 


Greg Pizzoli Read Alouds on Instagram

Watch author Greg Pizzoli read some of his books on Instrgram Stories! 


At Home with Emily Arrow

Songwriter & Author Emily Arrow shares songs, stories and more! 


Debbie Ridpath Ohi Read Alouds & Art Challenges

Author and Illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi shares her stories and art! 


Storytime From Space

Listen to astronauts read your favorite books!


Storytime with Dana Perino

Watch Dana Perino from Fox News read children's books. 


Storyline Online

Watch actors read books online


KidLit TV

More Read-Alouds, Podcasts & Activities




Other Great Online Resources for Kids



Girls Who Code

A new service offered by Girls Who Code, which will release activities weekly-some online, some offline, with varying levels of difficulty, over the course of the next few months. Each activity will include a feature of a woman in tech who pioneered innovative technology. 


Mystery Science Lessons

Free online science lessons for kids during Covid-19. 


Ranger Rick

Free online children's magazine & activities (free during Covid-19)


Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media has created a huge list of fun, free activities and live events for all ages! 


Scholastic Learn at Home

Daily learning plans and lessons, books, and activities! 



Resources for Kids Available Through the Online Dakota Information Network (ODIN)

To access these resources, you may need your library card number, your library PIN or you may need to contact the library to gain access. 


Cool Math for Kids


Kahn Academy


Fuel the Brain


Kid’s Reads: (The Book Report Network)



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