Resources for Kids and Families Staying at Home

Dear Families,

With the library and schools closed, we have compiled a list of digital resources available for you and your children at home. These include both library resources and web resources that might be helpful and fun. If you have any questions about anything listed below or any requests for information, please feel free to reach out to me, Lauren, at or our new Youth Services Librarian, Kristen, at In the coming weeks, we hope to have some digital programming to share with you, as well.

We will get through this together!

Take Care,
Lauren, Head of Youth Services, Kristen, Youth Services Librarian, and the entire staff of the Durham Public Library

Library Resources


Hoopla is an app that can be downloaded to your phone or tablet!
E-books, audiobooks, movies, tv shows, and music for all ages are all available on Hoopla. All with no wait lists!
All you need is your library card number!

Take a look at Hoopla here.


Creativebug offers 1000+ video-led craft classes! While there are classes for everyone on Creativebug, you can search specifically for kids classes or by type of project.
For full access, all you need is your library card!

Take a look at Creativebug here.


With RBdigital, kids can access many magazine titles, from Highlights to Teen Vogue.
All you need is your library card!

Take a look at RBdigital here.


OverDrive is another option for ebooks and audiobooks. OverDrive also has an app, Libby, so that you can download books directly to your mobile devices.
All you need is your library card!

Tumble Books

Tumble Books has made their collection of e-books and audiobooks available to library users for free through August 31, 2020. There are five databases available, each with their own direct link:

Take a look at Tumble Books here.

More Digital Resources

Author Read Alouds and Streaming Events

This list contains many author read alouds and other streaming events being held by authors and illustrators.

Click here to check out the events.

Educational Resources

This list contains links to a variety of websites and resources that can be accessed from home.

Click here to see the list.

COVID-19 Resources

This is a collection of resources on how to talk with your child about the pandemic, answer questions they may have, and manage their stress during this unusual time.

Click here to see the list.

Parent Pandemic Playbook

Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation (CVEF) has compiled a collection of useful and helpful resources for parents and their children.

Click here to see the list.