Stuck at home with kids and not sure how to fill the time? Let the library help! All of the resources listed here are available in digital formats that can be accessed right from your home. Now the only question is what to do first!
Love to cook but looking for new recipes? Check out a digital cookbook for kids from the library. You can also browse this collection of Cupcakes, Sandwiches, Tacos and More!, opens a new window from OverDrive.
Everyone could use a little lovin' from the oven right now, so find some digital baking resources as well.
Love all things crafty? Then you're sure to love our new resource Creativebug! With thousands of tutorials on all kinds of crafts, you can learn a new skill or master an old one.
You can also check out over a hundred crafty eBooks for kids from OverDrive, opens a new window.
Learn to Sew
Whether you're teaching a kiddo to sew on a button, or creating something just for fun, sewing is a great way to pass the time.
Even if you can't see your friends right now, you can still craft for them!
Read (of course)!
There's no better way to pass the time than with a good book, if we do say so ourselves.
Looking to stay in the real world and explore topics like dinosaurs, germs and civil rights? OverDrive offers plenty of nonfiction books for kids, opens a new window.
Rather listen than read? We've got you covered there too! OverDrive has hundreds of audiobooks just for kids, opens a new window. You'll find more eAudiobooks available from hoopla as well.
- Discover books that are fun to Read-along with on OverDrive, opens a new window
- For readers starting out on their own, check out an OverDrive title for beginning readers, opens a new window.
- Use OverDrive to find an eBook kids in grades 5-8 are sure to love, opens a new window.
- You'll find lots of graphic novels and comics in our collection available in digital formats.
- Explore comic book favorites from Abdo Digital Comics.
- Or try this list of librarian recommended graphic novels for kids.
We all need to find ways to relax, but we know exercise is also important to stay healthy. Nothing meets those needs like yoga, and it's a great alternative when the Colorado weather takes a turn and going outside isn't the best option.
Looking for another great way to get exercise indoors? Why not try a dance party with music courtesy of hoopla. Go to their music page to find plenty of great albums for kids including Kidz Bop, Disney favorites and many more albums just for kids.
Have a kiddo who's looking to start learning computer language and web development? Treehouse Web Development is an online learning tool designed for adults, but might be a good fit for enterprising older kids as well.
Watch a Film
Take a break from reading and watch something instead!
- Find something fun to watch with Kanopy Kids
- Visit the great outdoors with nature films on Kanopy, opens a new window
- Instantly stream popular animal documentaries on hoopla, opens a new window
Create a New Hairstyle
A great inside goal is to find a new way of Braiding Hair.
Or try out a new updo with Braids, Buns, and Twists!
Or level up with some Fabulous Teen Hairstyles.
Even if you don't consider yourself an artist, drawing can be a way to relax and flex creative muscles!
Find more digital drawing books on dinosaurs, monsters and more in the catalog!
Got bricks but need some inspiration for new creations? We've got you covered!
Or try this book for an illustrated history of all things LEGO!
Explore resources offered through the library for online learning. Whether you're looking for information about animals or biographies, state capitals or grammar, we've got a resource to help.
If you're looking to venture out a little more (but still maintain social distancing!), Colorado is a great state to go take a hike. Check out an eBook on hiking in Colorado and start exploring the great outdoors today!
This list compiles local and global science projects that you can join by making observations from your very own backyard.
Now is a great time to play a game or puzzle, or even learn a new one.
Have a deck of cards and want to learn more games? Give The Book of Cards for Kids a try!
For more fun try these eBooks:
On Stage Theater Games and Activities for Kids
We could all use a little more magic in our lives, so start today with Everyday Magic for Kids.
Tell a Joke
Who doesn't need a good laugh right now? Try one of these books and start cracking up!
The Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book Great Guffaws for Gryffindor
The Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book Stupefying Shenanigans for Slytherin