Resources for Families During Library Closure

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Most recent updates: 4/17/20

Library Closed

The Library is a public place where people of all ages gather, so we are concerned about the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, as well as the flu and common cold, and are doing our part to help with this issue. Please read the COVID-19 Information webpost for more information.

Although our physical building is closed, don’t forget that you can use our online resources to access e-books, graphic novels, audiobooks, magazines, language learning, educational materials, and more. During our closure all events and classes are cancelled. We will do our best to reschedule programs and will communicate new dates to registrants and to the public.

While we are closed, you can join Miss Beth for Facebook Live Virtual Storytime on Mondays at 10:30 am. If you can’t catch it live, the videos will be available on our Facebook page for one week following each live event. We also have a DIY Virtual Storytime available that you can access any time. You can also access lots of videos from the Montgomery County Youth Services librarians who miss seeing your faces on a private YouTube channel.

There are many helpful online resources for you to use during this time. The list of resources keeps getting longer every day as companies and individuals respond to this crisis. We will update this list as we learn of more resources and apologize for those we missed.

Coronavirus Information for Children virus-1812092_1920

The following resources help explain COVID-19 to children:

Author/Illustrator Resources and Other Online Read-Alouds

Children’s book authors & illustrators and celebrities are trying to help fill the void creating read-aloud videos of picture books or chapters of books for older children.

Other Free Resources and Activities for Kids

Many companies and websites are offering other free activities & materials to help with Colored pencils: while schools are closed and to stave off boredom while staying home.


E-Resource Databases just for kids!

Information on how to access other e-resources, including Hoopla (great for graphic novels!) and Overdrive/Libby can be found on our eReading webpage.

Find out about some new E-Resource databases available until the end of August.


Video storybooks paired with nonfiction e-books for ages 4-8.

BookFlix® is a digital literacy resource that pairs more than 120 animated stories from Weston Woods with a best-selling nonfiction eBook from Scholastic on a similar subject. The fiction and nonfiction pairings are designed to strengthen early literacy skills while exposing young learners to real world concepts.



The newest addition to the PowerLibrary!

Science and social studies content comes alive with dynamic videos, interactive ebooks, and engaging projects, ideas and activities!




An online collection of animated, talking picture books.

TumbleBookLibrary is a curated database of children’s e-books, including picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, music, bilingual (Spanish and French) books, and memory and literacy games. Learn more and download the app.