Here are some free online audio books, videos, magazines, and websites for both kids and adults. In this time where everyone is isolated, these free online resources are great and easy to make literature accessible.
- Free Audiobooks: https://stories.audible.com/discovery
Amazon offers free audible stories including books for littlest listeners, elementary, tween, teen, and adult. It also has many classic books. Six languages are available: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. It is not necessary to download the app or log in. Just a simple click allows anyone to listen.
- Google Arts & Culture: https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours
Google Arts & Culture has partnered with more than 2,500 museums and galleries around the world to provide a free virtual tour of these collections and spaces.
From home, you can virtually visit the museum, see dinosaur fossils, admire Van Gogh’s famous paintings, and more. Google Arts & Culture collection includes the British Museum in London, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, and hundreds of videos to learn about art, history and science.
- Kindle Unlimited Amazon
Register and get a free Kindle Unlimited for 2 months. Amazon Kindle Unlimited gives you and your children access to over 1 million Kindle eBooks and more than 20,000 digital virtual resources at home. at home. The deal is limited to new subscribers.
- NFL: Nfl.com
NFL will open full videos of all games from the 2009-2019 season (including the Super Bowl over the years). In addition, you can also see all replays of the NFL’s award-winning TV shows “Hard Knocks” and “A Football Life”. Registration is free via nfl.com, and the free period ends on May 31.
The NBA will open full videos of all games from the 2018-2019 season (regular season, playoffs, All-Star weekend). Registration is free.The deadline for the NBA League Pass preview is April 22.
- Scholastic Learn At Home Program (for kids): https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
This well-known Scholastic Learn At Home Program now offers thousands of books ( that usually costs $5- $10) for free. It provides educational programs for all grades, including videos and interactive games. In addition, a 20-day study plan has been carefully designed to provide children with a wealth of learning tasks in a gradual and orderly manner.
- Youtube Science Channels
For those who love science, so much can be learned from YouTube. Whether you are experimenting, researching new issues, or talking to an expert, no matter how old you are, there are always new discoveries for any age! Here are the recommended channels:
- Crash Course Kids
- Science Channel
- SciShow Kids
- National Geographic Kids
- Free School
- Geography Focus
- Kids Learning Tube
- Geek Gurl Diaries
- Mike Likes Science
- Science Max
- Online Learning Resources: These websites are great resources to keep us learning at home. There are a variety of subjects and topics to learn from.
- Curiosity Stream
- Beast Academy (Math)
- Khan Academy
- Creative Bug
- Discovery Education
- Time For Kids (emagazine for kids): https://www.timeforkids.com
TIME for Kids is an e-magazine dedicated to children by Time Magazine that informs readers of the latest current affairs. In the latest issue, a four-page report was devoted specifically to the subject of COVID-19.
- Storyline Online (children’s audiobooks): https://www.storylineonline.net
This site is recommended for children who need to improve their listening and reading skills through audiobooks. The books are read by the well-known actors.
- Free 3,000 episodes audio and video courses in Chinese: eixin.qq.com/s/Vk30u5suhuEuuC3IbKHs1A
The 3000 episodes of audio and video courses cover a wide range of topics from hobbies to healthy living, from learning to entertainment. You can learn cooking, painting, photography, playing instruments, speaking English, and how to use the computer. You can also listen to lectures on health and watch videos about traveling.
-Hongmei, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian