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Resources for at-home learning and fun

Tuesday 17, 2020 at 10:15 AM

Molly castor

The Library is closed until further notice as we encourage you to stay home, have fun, and stay healthy. Read more about our emergency response here.

Library Resources (HPL card required) 

Online learning (Lynda.com; Mango Languages; Ancestry.com): https://hinsdalelibrary.info/digital-resources/ 

Online books, movies, audiobooks, music, and magazines: https://hinsdalelibrary.info/downloadables/ 

Some checkout limits have been increased during this time: Hoopla (20); Overdrive/Libby (10); Kanopy (8) 

If you do not have a current HPL card, you can register for an online card for access to the Library’s digital resources. Register here.

Library Programs

Get started (or caught up) on 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten: https://hinsdalelibrary.info/1000-books-before-kindergarten/

Join our Spring Reading Challenge! Fill out the BINGO card here.

Register for VIRTUAL PROGRAMS online: https://hinsdalelibrary.info/events/

Follow the Library on Social Media

Find us on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Contact the Library 

For questions about your HPL account: circulation@hinsdalelibrary.info 

For questions about our digital services: adultservices@hinsdalelibrary.info 

For questions about Youth & Young Adult resources: youth@hinsdalelibrary.info 

Call us at 630.986.1976 from 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday.

 

Around Town 

Virtual activities from Hinsdale Parks and Rec: https://www.facebook.com/HinsdaleParksAndRecreation/ or https://twitter.com/HinsdaleParks 

Virtual and at-home activities from The Community House: 

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org/how-to-stay-home-have-fun/ 

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Stay-Home-Have-Fun-Challenge-Web-3-17-20.pdf

How to support Hinsdale restaurants during the in-dining closing: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/CHAMBER-MEMBER-RESTAURANT—CATERER-OPTIONS-DURING-IN-DINING-CLOSING.html?soid=1101953216403&aid=TKXdUd-ZUQk

 

Cultural Resources 

In a partnership with Google, some collections in DC museums are available for online viewing: https://artsandculture.google.com/search/partner?em=m0rh6k&hl=en&categoryid=place 

Digital education resources from The Smithsonian: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/eight-digital-education-resources-around-smithsonian-180974430/

Virtual tours of museums: https://www.railslibraries.info/news/179485?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Take a virtual tour of Yellowstone National Park: https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre at Home: https://www.chicagoshakes.com/about_us/resources

 

Activities for Kids 

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/03/activities-kids-coronavirus-quarantine/608110/ 

Mo Willems Lunch Doodles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjaYnyCJDdU&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1t5GvYWyltYvK6GshqUF3IZjP9__9-nBQaidQykS4UD5YvgAyQ67on0Ic 

More Mo Willems fun: http://pigeonpresents.com/

Free coloring pages: https://www.crayola.com/featured/free-coloring-pages/?fbclid=IwAR1zef8TOtBqrQpqdT7LxFpPV_u7Bz24EXah2cdJMd24k1R2cdOAjv7Spfg

Offerings from some Kid Lit authors: https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=kid-lit-authors-step-up-to-help-educators-students-parents-coronavirus-covid19

More Kid Lit authors: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/books/writers-entertain-kids-virus.html?action=click&module=Editors%20Picks&pgtype=Homepage

Storytime from space: https://storytimefromspace.com/

Scholastic Learn at Home: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Compilation of videos from KidList for at-home activities: https://mykidlist.com/video-library/

Free streaming from Audible for stories for 0-18 year olds: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen?fbclid=IwAR38KGDkHd2MheSuhoLM0c1_WgTWM0424_CXV1UC46vbiyepsF1aK-DWeUU

At-home activities from KiwiCo: https://www.kiwico.com/kids-at-home

Stay active with the NFL’s Play60 Challenge: https://aha-nflplay60.discoveryeducation.com/

Sesame Street tool kit: https://www.sesamestreet.org/caring

Dav Pilkey at Home: https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-20-026/dav-pilkey-author-and-illustrator-of-dog-man-and-captain-underpants-collaborating-with-the-library-of-congress-to-serve-families-at-home/2020-03-30/

 

Feel Good Stories in the News 

Penguins get the Shedd to themselves! https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/03/16/shedd-penguins-got-to-hang-out-with-dolphins-and-fish-this-weekend-and-it-was-extremely-cute/?mc_cid=5c92d8e677&mc_eid=3affb21814 

A Clarendon Hills family shows how e-learning works for them: https://abc7chicago.com/family/balancing-e-learning-and-keeping-kids-occupied-heres-a-few-tips/6022151/

Look for the Helpers by Ryan Dowd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJdAyg4ftgI&feature=youtu.be

Stream virtual concerts: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/17/816504058/a-list-of-live-virtual-concerts-to-watch-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown

Virtual concerts from WDCB (one of our HPL After Dark partners): https://wdcb.org/events/virtual

Hinsdale residents cheer on medical workers: https://www.thehinsdalean.com/story/2020/03/26/news/in-this-together/1240.html

 

Trusted Resources for COVID-19 Information

Available here