Activities and resources for the COVID-19 Crisis

There are all kinds of activities you can do at your home while we are practicing social distancing.

Libraries across Indiana and the world have been adding activities to their webpages and Facebook pages – from library staff reading books to links to national authors reading their own books.  Can’t leave the house?  Maybe take a virtual trip to Buckingham Palace or to the San Diego Zoo or check out 10 Amazing virtual Museum tours!

If your library has an activity you would like to share, just fill out this form and we will try to add it to our list!

John’s Hopkins Coronovirus Covid-19 interative map

Other State Library resources across the United States

Acrylic Barrier Shields

Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL)

Articles

Arts & Entertainment

Baby activities

Bilingual 

  • Encantos – free bilingual activities for kids

Books

Chore guide

Cleaning & Disinfecting

Please be aware that definitive guidelines on dealing with COVID-19 on library materials and surfaces are undetermined.  The information below may not adhere to the most recent findings but for the latest information, please check www.imls.gov/coronavirus:

Coding

Communication during a Crisis

Coping

Cooking

COVID-19

Databases

  • INSPIRE Indiana – Indiana’s Virtual Library for Indiana Residents only

Escape Rooms (digital)

Face Masks

Facebook

  • Check your favorite author, performer or library to see what Facebook live activities they are offering

Firefly

  • The Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award has extended voting until July 31, 2020.  Resources, including a program guide, can be found here.

Gardening

Handwashing

Indiana Department of Education

Indiana State Library’s Young Reader’s Center and the Indiana Center for the Book

Indiana Travel Advisory

Internet

Learning activities

Library information

Library Lists

Math

Miscellaneous ideas

Museum virtual tours

Music & Entertainment

Outdoor spaces

Professional Development

Reading

Reopening plans

Remote work (also see Video Conferencing below)

Storytime 

Teaching

Tumblebooks

Virtual field trips: 

Explore the world without leaving your home with the help of virtual field trips:

Virtual play dates

Virtual programming ideas for kids, teens, and adults

Video Conferencing

Webinars

Working from home

Writing

  • Practice your writing skills – write a letter to someone or maybe your favorite book character (check author’s websites)

 

PDO 7-1-2020

 

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