FREE Resources Across the Internet

Along with the free resources you can enjoy with your Augusta County Library card, here are some other websites you can visit with everything from e-books to STEM education:

A Sonnet a Day with Sir Patrick Stewart: Sir Patrick’s Stewart’s personal Twitter account, where he has been reading a sonnet a day during quarantine.

Apple Podcasts: Discover free audio stories that entertain, inform, and inspire. Explore shows you’ll love from entertainment and comedy to news and sports.

Digital Escape Rooms: A collection of digital escape rooms created by librarians all around the world. These escape rooms are designed for children of different ages, or for families to work on together.

FreeBooksyThe website offers a daily selection of free e-books for Kindle, Nook, Apple and Kobo devices.

LeVar Burton Reads: Join LeVar Burton (yep, the Reading Rainbow guy!) for live read-alouds for children on his Twitter page.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems: Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks.

Project Gutenberg: A library of over 60,000 free eBooks.

STEM From the Start: STEM from the START (SFTS) is designed for PreK-2 learners. Produced by New Hampshire PBS & Learniverse Educational Media, SFTS uses the power of educational video to help lay the groundwork for STEM subjects by engaging children in learning that is fun, engaging and long-lasting.

Story Time from Space: Story Time from Space is a project of the Global Space Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education foundation. 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.

Stuck at Home Science with the California ScienCenter: When you’re stuck at home, come here to fight boredom and continue your child’s science learning with our easy to follow activities. This space is designed for families to explore, investigate, and learn together without ever needing to leave the house. All activities use easy to find household supplies, and are appropriate for a variety of ages.

Virtual Library Tours: Check out the incredible architectures of libraries in Canada, New York, Seattle, Oxford, and more!

Virtual Tour with Google Arts and Culture: Google Arts & Culture features content from over 2000 leading museums and archives who have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring the world’s treasures online. (Click here for a National Parks virtual tour.)