At Home Resources

The Farmington Public Library has a list of some additional resources available during the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.

Books and Reading

Overdrive – The library lends e-books and audiobooks online through the Missouri Libraries 2 Go website, powered by Overdrive. Borrow e-books, audiobooks and videos from your public library anytime, anywhere. Please call the library with any questions regarding this service. Additional help can be found at http://help.overdrive.com.
Project Gutenberg – is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online.
Junior Library Guild – With JLG Gold Standard eBooks for Elementary, Middle School and High school students, JLG Digital gives you and your readers unlimited access to read books online from any device. There is no limit to the number of users and titles enter and exit the digital stream regularly, so there are always new picks available.

Amazon Audible – A selection of free stories for kids from Amazon. All stories can be streamed on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. No credit card information is required to sign up.

Scribd’s Library – Scribd includes millions of ebooks, audiobooks, magazine articles, and more. Free trial available to anyone for 30 days. No credit card information is required to sign up.

Marvel Unlimited – Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, is now offering all fans free access to some of Marvel’s most iconic stories from recent years. Free access begins Thursday, April 2 until Monday, May 4.

The Internet Archive – is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. It currently offers over 20,000,000 freely downloadable books and texts.

LibriVox – is a free internet archive for books in the public domain that are recorded by volunteers to make them available in audio format.


Khan Academy – Free resources to keep everyone learning while school is closed. Includes daily schedules for student ages 2-18 and parent and teacher resources. Also features daily live streams on Facebook and YouTube for students, parents and teachers navigating school closures.
Scholastic – Scholastic Learn at Home website is a free resource that provides children with 20 days of exciting articles and stories, videos, and fun learning challenges.
Duolingo – Free language learning mobile app and website. Learn 30+ languages online with bite-size lessons based on science. Also provides a digital language-proficiency assessment exam.
Highlights Kids – Fun and educational activities, games, crafts, and more.
Kids National Geographic – Explore science and nature through quizzes, games, videos, and fun informational guides about different animals.
Funbrain – Funbrain offers hundreds of free games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.
Mystery Science – Starter set of popular science lessons for anyone to use for free. Includes short mini-lessons that are completely digital and full lessons that include an activity. All of the activities are designed to use simple supplies a parent will likely already have at home.

Health and Wellness

Sesame Workshop – The initiative features resources designed to help parents provide comfort and manage anxiety, as well as help with creating routines, fostering playful learning at home, and staying physically and mentally healthy.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019.

Live Streams/Story Times

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – Kids home from school can watch live educational videos from the Cincinnati Zoo. This is a daily event that includes a follow up activity. The at-home activities are available on the Cincinnati Zoo resource page.
LUNCH DOODLESMo 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.
The Metropolitan Opera – Free nightly streams from the Metropolitan Opera of past recorded performances.

Virtual Tours

Museum Virtual Tours – Explore collections from around the world with over 2,000 leading museums and archives who have partnered with Google Arts & Culture.
National Park Virtual Tours – Ready to explore Yellowstone? You can start exploring now by virtually touring some of the main attractions around the park. Included with each tour is additional information about visiting in person.
Google Earth National Park Tour – Travel across the country to explore 31 national parks, and see why the parks truly are “America’s best idea.”