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Monday – Friday: 10-6
Saturday: 10-4
Sunday: Closed

Youth Resources

Toddler StoryTime

Join us for movement, music and story exploration perfect for your little ones!  (For kids from birth to 3 years old & their caregivers; siblings welcome.)

Preschool StoryTime

Your preschooler will enjoy this StoryTime with stories, songs, finger plays, and movement activities to reinforce early language learning.  We will also incorporate a fun craft.  Designed for ages 3 years and up with a caregiver.  Siblings welcome!

Summer Reading Program

Win prizes for reading! This year’s theme is all about animals–Tails and Tales. Registration begins in early May, and the program begins in June!

Unite for Literacy

Unite for Literacy website

An online library of over 400 picture books with 40 language narrations, making them perfect for emergent readers everywhere.

Visit the free digital library for young readers around the world. Read over 100 free books. Listen to narrations in English and multiple other languages. Connect with familiar topics and images. Share books with friends in Colorado, across the country and around the world.

Free Resources

StoryBlocks –this one is local! This project from CLEL features short videos of CO librarians demonstrating rhymes and songs with early literacy tips. Videos are available in 7 languages.

Story Preservation Initiative — find a selection of audio stories from three master storytellers on the K-3 Storytelling Learning Lab, found at www.storypreservation.org. To access click K-3 Learning Lab on blue banner. A one-time registration is required and then click on “storytellers” and listen and enjoy at no cost

One Hundred Museums Transformed Their Collections Into Free Coloring Pages

Google Arts & Culture Collections –teamed up with over 500 museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world

Virtual concerts, plays, museums and other culture –list of worldwide cultural activities to engage in online

Free resources from Pop Culture Classroom –this one’s local! This Denver-based nonprofit provides some of its comics-literacy based materials free.

Read, Wonder, and Learn! Favorite Authors & Illustrators Share Resources for Learning Anywhere
Webpage featuring authors reading their own kids’ books, with the videos embedded in the page

Story Time From Space
While in space, astronauts videotape themselves reading picture books to the children of Earth. These videos are being edited and placed on this website — look under the heading ‘Story Time Videos.’”

KidLit TV
Multimedia site celebrating all things children’s literature

Jarrett Lerner’s Activities Page
Lots of printouts/activities that encourage creativity and story creation

Virtual School Activities
Great list of free virtual tours and activities from around the world

StoryTime / Read-Alongs

Clavis Publishing- Online Storytime
Join us for storytimes and read-alouds! We’ll have appearances from your favorite authors!

CLEL’s storyblocks
Storyblocks is a project of Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy, working in partnership with Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Services. It is a collection of 30-60 second videos designed to model to parents, caregivers, and library staff some songs, rhymes, and fingerplays appropriate for early childhood. Each video clip includes helpful early literacy tips to increase caregivers’ understanding of child development and pre-literacy needs.

Goodnight with Dolly
Dolly Parton will kick off a 10-book video series called Goodnight with Dolly at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 2 with The Little Engine That Could and will continue weekly with other titles from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. You can watch Goodnight With Dolly on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We recommend putting on your pajamas, brushing your teeth and getting in bed for maximum pleasure.

Kate Messner
Author of more than three dozen books for kids, Kate Messner has a great collection of videos from authors and illustrators on her site.

Screen Actors Guild Story Times
Storyline Online is provided by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation (the nonprofit organization of by the Screen Actors Guild & American Federation of Television and Radio Artists). They spotlight award-winning children’s literacy, read aloud by famous actors and actresses. Find your kid’s favorite book or a favorite family celebrity, and hear a cherished book in an entirely new way! Best fit for all ages.

Starfall Learn to Read (iOS, Android)
Starfall Learn to Read is a mobile version of the “Learn to Read” content from Starfall’s website. It provides an introduction to phonics and sight words in a fun and engaging way. The features in this app are perfect for early readers: highlighted words in read-alongs, a variety of interactive games to reinforce concepts and visual cues that provide a guided experience.
Best fit for grades pre-K through 1.

Story Time at Awnie’s House
you can find many popular kids’ books read aloud.

Storytime from Space
We send children’s books to the International Space Station. While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading these books to the children of Earth.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt This one and others by Fuse 8 n’ Kate

Educational Games

Breakout Edu
In the event that your school is closed for an extended period of time as a result of recent events, we’ve put together a collection of digital games that students can play at home. Students can click on any game and start playing!

Mad Libs (iOS, Android)
Mad Libs are so much fun that your child won’t even realize that they’re learning at the same time! It’s the interactive version of the same Mad Libs you remember from school. Your kids can complete funny, quirky stories while practicing their parts of speech and spelling, and ultimately reading their creation. Get everyone in on the action and add the Mad Libs app to your family’s rotation for family game night.
Best fit for grades 2-6.


Book It! Free Reading Resources
Mazes, Comic Strips, Bingo and many many more – free to print out.
Good fit for all ages.

Bookopolis provides a fun way for kids to find new book ideas through curated, student reviewed book lists based on age, interest and reading level. If your kids are struggling to find books that interest them, or are just looking for fun, new subjects to read about, give Bookopolis a try.
Best fit for grades 2-6.

KidLit TV is a winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, the Norton Juster Award for Devotion to Literacy, and one of the American Library Association’s Great Websites For Kids.  Storymakers, Read Out Loud, and Ready Set Draw

Storybird (Web)
Storybird turns creative content into tangible books (picture books, chapter books or poems) that can be viewed online or printed (for a fee). Storybird is a visual storytelling platform. Your child begins with selecting beautiful, inspiring artwork and then adds text to build their story. There are even monthly story prompts for those that need a little help getting started. Storybird also has a subscription service where badges can be earned for creating content and the Storybird staff provides personalized feedback on submitted stories. The process of creating their own, visually rich stories may inspire your child to read more or to try a new genre! Plus, the option to print their completed books is a wonderful way to motivate and reward.
Best fit for grades K-1 with assistance or grades 2-6 independently.

Toontastic 3D (iOS, Android)
Toontastic 3D is a storytelling app created by Google where kids draw, animate and narrate their own adventures. Toontastic guides kids through the entire story creation experience from designing characters to storyboarding, animating, narrating and building a soundtrack. Grab the popcorn and have a family movie night featuring your child’s brand new cartoon!
Best fit for all ages.

Lesson Plans

DPLA Primary Source Sets
ALWAYS FREE! Primary source collections exploring topics in history, literature, and culture developed by educators — complete with teaching guides for class use

They have Printable At-Home Activity Packs for math and reading for K-8 students

Educational videos and tools for teachers or caregivers and students. For all ages. Has a helpful chart for subjects/grade for their videos.

PBS Learning Media: PreK-12 Resources for School Closures

Mystery Science
K-5 Science for both teachers and parents broken down by grade levels. Right now anyone can use for free. No account or login is needed

Pandemic and Civic Virtue: The American Red Cross and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 from Teaching with the Library of Congress

RMPBS’s PBS Learning Media
Free standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for teachers and students (pre-k-12). You need to sign up, but you don’t have to be a teacher.

Scholastic Learn at Home
Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

Instruction through tests geared towards middle school and high school.

SPY Museum Lesson Plans
Teachers, parents, or anyone looking for activities to engage children at home, shake up your curriculum with FREE downloadable lesson plans, resources & activities from SPY!

Home learning hub with a variety of lessons with one month free

Vroom App
Pre-K learning tips for parents

Online Lessons

CircleTime Fun
Kids Classes from Home. Watch on-demand or participate live. Learn and bond with your 0-6-year-old. Follow and interact with an expert instructor.

CK-12 Foundation
Remote learning platform for all grades and subjects. Can do lessons without sign up.

Classroom Secrets
UK site, free, 1st through 6th grade, basic subjects, requires full name, address, etc. Family Access BETA will create a parent account for you and the child accounts you need for the children in your family. When registering, put the name of your family in ‘Team Name’.

CMU CS Academy
Can be used individually or by teachers. Online, interactive high school computer science curriculum that is entirely free

Open and free content development environment, toolkit, and ecosystem for a tech-first generation of learners – bringing the most engaging, innovative, and impactful digital learning experiences to our children. Lessons uploaded by individuals. All grade levels. 50K plus items

Dyslexia Academy
Free for one month. Requires signing up for an account.

Social learning platform for students preparing for A.P. Exams – with live reviews, trivia games, articles and study guides.English language & lit, AP statistics, AP Calc, AP Psychology, AP US Govt, AP Physics, AP Biology, AP World History, AP European History, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography

HippoCampus.org is a free, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content–videos, animations, and simulations–on general education subjects to middle-school and high-school teachers and college professors, and their students, free of charge. Has ways to browse by subjects or collections (i.e., a collection is NASA or KHAN Academy.) Free for individual use. Institutions can become members through the NROC Project for the same access. Think of it as a YouTube with only educational content.

Khan Academy
A personalized learning resource for all ages, with free tools for parents and teachers.Wide variety, from preschool math to LSAT prep.

Curriculum-aligned math platform. Includes progress and usage reports. For students, parents, and schools. Easily motivate 1st to 8th-grade students to learn and practice math.

Scholastics Learn at Home
Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!

Sight Reading Suite
Music reading lessons at various levels of experience