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Posted by MPLadult on March 15, 2020

Looking for something to do while at home? Check out these amazing FREE online resources!!

Minot Public Library

(you'll need a library card # for these - get one here)

Ancestry (NEW - Access from anywhere with username 23125001122348 and password minot)

Get unbiased, independent investment research (NEW! Now available outside the Library)

eBooks/eAudiobooks/Streaming movies

Digital Magazines/Comics/eBooks/eAudiobooks

Animated Books

Learn a Foreign Language

Get crafty

Take a class

Cook recipes from around the world

Learn to repair your vehicle

Research your next big purchase

Infobase Distance Learning Resources (NEW!):

Username: minotpl    Password:digital

American History

Modern World History
African-American History
American Indian History
Ancient and Medieval History
Science Online
World Geography and Culture Online
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
Health Reference Center
Bloom's Literature
Writer's Reference Center
World News Digest
Issues & Controversies
Today's Science
The World Almanac for Kids
World Religions
Chelsea House Biographies Online
Access Video On Demand: Just for Kids
The World Almanac for Kids Elementary
The Mailbox School & District Edition

For ALL Ages

Identify the plants and animals around you with a community of scientists and naturalists and also share your observations to create research quality data for scientists (NEW!)

Take a Virtual Museum Tour

Stream Opera from the Met

Kennedy Center Digital Stage

Track Online Concerts & More

Browse Awesome Library Collections Online

Tour Famous Homes

Let's talk dinosaurs with the paleontology division of the North Dakota Geological Survey

Virtual Marine Biology Camp

San Diego Zoo amazing videos, activities, and games

Tour Yellowstone National Park

For All Ages (cont'd)

Resources, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for teaching personal finance (NEW!)

Digital archive of history (NEW!)

Online digital coloring pages

Tons of free classes from leading universities and companies

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover

Virtual Tours of farms

Take a deep dive into ocean life

Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre

Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China

Tour this iconic museum located in the heart of London and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies

Enjoy everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab

Preschool - 12 Learning

Online Textbooks and more for Science, Math, Social Studies and other subjects (NEW!)

Online homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade (NEW!)

3D printing projects and Coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects (NEW!)

Educational games K-12

Printable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading all using evidence-based methods. Can be customized to any student's needs including creating flashcards for other subjects

Engaging reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game

Online curriculum that builds better writers

80+ do at home science activities

Free videos from around the world from grade 3-12

Carmen Sandiego videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas

Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors

Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects

Online education program for toddler through high school

Free Printables for PreK-2nd Grade

Free printables library with activities for children 0-6

Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure

Enter your math problem or search term, press the button, and they show you the step-by-step work and answer instantly. 2nd grade through college

Elem Math games, logic puzzles and educational resources

Foreign languages

Interactive video earth science based curriculum supplement

Free 24/9 access to safe research site for elementary-level readers
USERNAME: read (case sensitive)
PASSWORD: read (case sensitive)

Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions

Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin

35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world

K-5th Science lessons

For students to practice and master whatever they are learning

ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12

Critical Thinking resources for K-6 students

Music Based Spanish Learning

Science simulations, scientist profiles, and other digital resources for middle school science and high school biology

Course sets (Levels 1–5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography

Keyboarding practice or

Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access

1st - 8th Grade Biology

Elem Math through 6th grade

Hands on Elem science videos

Voice based learning... learn through Alexa

Spellingcity is free right now with code VSCFree90

Daily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own

Adaptive curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K-8

Teaches students how to write a paragraph through interactive online tutorial

PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials

Curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students

Science and math labs and simulations

Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students

Math practice

K-5 curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students

Learn to code

Books to help K-8 students understand emotions

Interactive kindergarten-readiness program

Introduce elementary school students to database searching

K-8 online math program that builds a unique learning path for them

Resources for Spanish practice

Chinese learning activities

Spelling 1st - 4th  grade

Every course you could possibly want to homeschool preschool - 8

Phonics worksheets for kids

Free stories online ages 3-12

Learn all about earthquakes

Learn all about the periodic table

Teacher-created learning resources from the UK

A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art

Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning

Learn all about cells

Interactive games based on the Magic Treehouse book series

An interactive way to learn history

Explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way

Every course you could possibly want to homeschool preschool - 8

Phonics worksheets for kids

Free stories online ages 3-12

Learn all about earthquakes

Learn all about the periodic table

NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history

News and more for kids

Randomly generates story starters

Immerse yourself in cryptography

Math games galore

Fave kids books read by famous people

Space science for kiddos

Wide Open School

Worksheets for Preschool – 6th Grade 

2 Weeks of Easy Science Experiments

Online Art Lessons for Kids (wildfree)

Scohlastic Learn At Home

Story Time with Favorite Authors

Printables & Games for 4th – 5th grade

Elementary School Writing Tutorials & More

Reading & Writing Activities for 1st – 4th grade

ABC Mouse Early Learning Academy (Preschool - 2nd Grade) Code : SCHOOL7771

Reading IQ (Preschool – 6th  Grade) Code: AOFLUNICEF

Scholastic Online Learning Preschool and Up

Kindergarten Worksheets and More

Read-A-Loud Books 

Composting for Kids

Green Guide For Kids

From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather

NASAcovers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atm osphere, water, energy, plants, and animals

Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education project from Washington State University. Kids can send Dr. Universe any question they may have about history, geography, plants, animals, technology, engineering, math, culture, and more

300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens

Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government

Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12

Junior High/High School/College

7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas (NEW!)

Grammar practice for middle grades

A wide range of math content from middle school through AP Calculus

Resources for AP students

Next Generation Science video game focused on middle school

2,500+ online courses from top institutions

Books to help older students understand and manage anxiety, stress, depression, and more

Grade 6-8 reference content

Grade 9-12 content aligned to national and state curriculum standards

Interdisciplinary content for undergraduate students

450 Ivy League courses


Every course you could possibly want to homeschool for high school

Test Prep for SAT, ACT, etc

Resources for AP students including live reviews, live trivia, and study guides


Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults

Online courses and games for ear training and music theory

Explore the 11 bodily systems in depth

Over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable

Explore careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design

A large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students

Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents

Educational videos, pictures, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and infographics for geography, history, science, animals, and even the human body

Tests kids’ geography skills using images from Google’s Street View

Allows students to type in any city, state, or country to view an archive of historical photographs and other documents

Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun

A human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways


Sight reading and sight singing practice exercises (NEW!)

Music practice transformed (NEW!)

QuaverMusic is offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-home (NEW!)

Music is for everyone (NEW!)

Poetry and music for mindfullness

A colorful music curriculum that will teach kids how to play their first instrument, how to sing in tune & how to understand the language of music

Educational Games & More

Yoga for Kids

Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans (NEW!)

PreK - 5 games for all subjects (NEW!)

Chess Kid

Cool Math Games


Fun Brain

Fun With Spot


Hour of Code

Into the Book


National Geographic Kids

PBS Kids

Save on Energy

Sesame Street


Smarty Games

Starfall Education


Crafts & Activities for Kids

Printables to keep children creating at home (NEW!)

Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to 5 typers from around the world

Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups

Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts

Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc.

Math and language games

Daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn

Math as a fun part of your daily family routine

Games to get "into the book"

At home OT, PT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play

Activities for children to use independently

Tons of science experiments that you can do at home

Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at home

Math Games, Logic Puzzles and Brain Builders

Farmer's almanac for kids... Date, weather, moon phase, etc.

Guide to gardening for kids

Basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others

Kid-friendly workouts

Hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and week long sequences of curriculum materials

Conservamom: A Busy Mom’s Guide to Conserving Your Time, Money & Sanity

Entertain Kids on a Dime

List of Educational Activities to do at Home 

STEM Activties

Quick & easy at home projects curated for kids 2 and up

Ranger Rick

Science Experiments

Cool Space Images from NASA

Indoor Activities for busy toddlers 

Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby

Kids learn to appreciate the arts through games, investigations, and exploration

Play instruments online, including guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos

Crafts, activities, bulletin board designs, and finger plays for early education teachers and parents

Facebook Pages/Live Events (you do need a Facebook account to view these):

Shark Story Time

Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari

Hello Wonderful Arts & Crafts

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

More Lists!!

Virtual Expeditions (new!)

Best Children's Books

Educational Companies Offering Free Subscriptions

Virtual Field Trips

Live Webcam & More

Online Education Classes

Digital Tools to Support Remote Learning

North Dakota State Library Resource Guide

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