PBS For Kids - provides videos and games for children and information for parents. Kanopy - you would normally limited to 10 films per month with Kanopy but they have added movies that are credit free and will not be counted towards your limit. Kanopy for Kids is free and has no limit to the number of videos you can view.
Audible, a provider of audiobooks through Amazon is providing free audiobooks for children.
Imagineering in a Box - a free free online program from Disney of 32 videos that brings together the diverse talents of Disney Imagineers around the world for a one-of-a-kind learning experience.
MackinVIA provides access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, read-alongs, databases and videos in over 25 categories for preK through 12. To sign in our username is Beekley and the password is Library.
Storyline Online. From the Screen Actors Guild, streaming videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
arts & culture
Google Arts & Culture - you can visit over 2,500 museums around the world. Tabs at the top of the home page allow you to explore randomly or search for specific museums and collections. If you don't find the one you want, a Google search will bring you there. You can also visit five National Parks.
The Norfolk Chamber Music Festival is featuring a series of performances from the Music Shed for you to enjoy in your own home on both their Facebookand Instagram pages. The award winning Viano String Quartet who performed the last two summers at the Beekley and became instant favorites of those who attended are among those included. New concerts will be added on Tuesday and Thursday. BBC Radio. Much more than just the news, BBC Radio stations also offer drama, mysteries, comedy, culture, music from alternative to classical, documentaries and more. Each channel has archived programs and hundreds of podcasts. Download the app, BBC iPlayer Radio, on your phone, tablet or PC and explore more than 15 stations.
Opera and Classical Music is available to stream for free on a number of sites. The Metropolitan Opera is hosting Nightly Met Opera Streams. The performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. EST and will be available to stream for 20 hours. The New York Philharmonic Orchestra has free concerts on its NY Phil Plays On, as does the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra at their Digital Concert Hall.
The Internet Archives. A nonprofit group, it has millions of books, films, old radio shows, classic video games, concerts, and over 900 dinosaur books and more than 14,000 Grateful Dead recordings! This guide from their blogwill help you navigate this huge resource. Streaming Now: From Broadway to Now Hear This. From PBS - Enjoy our spring programming featuring some of our Broadway’s Best lineup, Now Hear This, and two centennial celebrations. In these unprecedented times, we hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy. All of us at Great Performances are dedicated to carrying on our legacy of bringing the best of the performing arts to you. Through May 27th.
The New Britain Museum of American Art. Stay connected with the NBMAA through their online access portal. View collections and exhibits as well as a series of informative lectures, guides and stay at home crafts and activities.
National Emergency Library – from the Internet Archives. A nonprofit group, it has made some 4 million books available online for free, says that it is suspending waitlists for the 1.4 million works in its lending library. There is a huge selection of books so you may want to narrow down your choices and search specific authors, titles, subjects or genres. research it CT is a free service from the State Library that includes educational databases, magazines newspapers and more. Easy access is available with a library card and the state is currently working to provide access to those without a card.