Online Resources for Reading and Learning (compiled by librarians)
Audible Stories: Audible.com has made access to a huge collection of children's books, in six languages, all for free, during this time when schools are closed. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title, and start listening. Search by age group (Littlest Listeners, Elementary, Tween, and Teen) or by language (English, French, German, Italian, Japanese).
Boston Public Library eCard: Sign up for a free BPL eCard to access many digital resources for kids and adults. Resources for kids include learning databases, language learning (Little Pim), TumbleBookLibrary, and TumbleMath.
Brightly Storytime: This YouTube channel has lots of video read-alouds. Brightly is produced by Penguin Random House. Brightly also has educational resources and activities.
Commonsense Media: Look to Commonsense Media for reviews and ratings on books, games, apps, and movies, so families can make an informed decision about what their child reads and watches and consumes digitally. They have released a compilation of free online events and activities for kids at home.
Community Network for Children (CNC):
Looking for resources to engage your youngest children? Look to the Community Network for Children Program. While they have cancelled all of their in-person programming until further notice, they are working hard to provide families with resources to cope and engage young children. The CNC runs our Tails & Tunes Story Hour on Wednesday mornings when the library is open. They are providing story times via YouTube!
Harry Potter at Home: Full of activities exploring the world of Harry Potter. Celebrities read aloud Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone, challenges, crafts, and so much more!
Junior Library Guild eBooks: Free, unlimited access to read books online. Suitable for Elementary, Middle, and High School.
Massachusetts Libraries Storytimes and Activities: A compilation of digital resources provided by libraries across Massachusetts and the country. Maintained by the MA Board of Library Commissioners.
TumbleBooks: TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home. Books are available instantly.
TumbleBookLibrary - K-6 children's ebook database
TumbleMath - K-6 math ebook database
Resources available at the library
Children’s Playgroup and Story Time
The CNC Playgroup for children is held on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Check the calendar for cancellations before coming out to join us! Sponsored by the Community Network for Children and Friends of Leverett Library.
Library Materials for Children
We have learning kits, magazines, picture books, Easy Reader books, chapter books, audiobooks (CDs), puzzles, games, toys, and much more!
Children's Computers at the Library
Education.com is available on both of the children's computers. Education.com aims to empower parents, teachers, and homeschoolers to help their children build essential skills and excel. With over 12 million members, Education.com provides educators of all kinds with high-quality learning resources, including worksheets, lesson plans, digital games, an online guided learning platform, and more. Find the link to education.com on the desktop of each children's computer, and click to start playing and learning! This subscription is only available at the library, however you can sign up for a free account at home. During the COVID-19 public health emergency, they have added many free resources to their site.