Hello and welcome!

Below you will find:

 links to local schools, town information, and free resources to use while at home due to COVID-19.  The free resources have not been vetted by the Acushnet Public Library.  We encourage you to read any terms of service regarding use, and encourage all parents/caregivers to monitor and guide their child's use of the Internet. 

Please contact Dina, our Library Director, dbrasseur@sailsinc.org with any comments or suggestions.  You can also view more info specific to Acushnet Public Library and COVID-19 here.

Local Schools

though you should be in direct contact with your child's school, here are links which may be useful.

Town of Acushnet Information

Town of acushnet website

meeting videos

View Acushnet Cable on YouTube here.

Free eResources to Use While at Home

FROM TUMBLEBOOKS

 




  • RomanceBookCloud: a huge collection of steamy romance novels for the older crowd!


TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access  from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you  want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or downloads. Books are available instantly.  Enjoy this free access to the TumbleBooks' collection through summer.  Thank you, TumbleBooks!



Looking for AR Points while reading from home?

Accelerated Reader BookFinder is always available to use.  Click here.




Girl ScoutS at home

Families can stay connected with the Girl Scouts at Home catalog. 

Virtual  badge activities, programs, and resources for girls and families to engage with from home, both scheduled, staff-led programs and resources  for activities to do on  their own timeframe, are all available to the public for free—no  Girl Scout membership necessary.  



STORY TIME/FREE Online Learning (children)

  • Brightly Storytime

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQagFNHMrGgQpYunk4rHXg/playlists

Nicely sorted YouTube playlists of read along books.


  • Miss Humblebee's Academy

https://infotrac.gale.com/itweb/c19micro3?id=open&db=MHA

An interactive kindergarten-readiness program that introduces children  ages three to six to key concepts in math, science, social studies,  language and literacy, art, and music. It’s as  challenging as it is fun! 


  • PBS Learning Media Grades K-12

https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/by-grade/


  • Scholastic Learn At Home

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html 

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. 

Grades PreK - 9.

 

  • Stories Read by Celebrities 

https://www.storylineonline.net/

An award-winning children’s literacy website that streams videos  featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside  creatively produced illustrations.​​  

  

  • Story Time from Space

https://storytimefromspace.com/




lectures/free online learning (TEENS / adults)

A collection of free courses, in one place, to help you make informed online learning decisions.


Cool exhibitions and primary sources, collected from institutions across America.


An open source platform, featuring free courses from 140 institutions worldwide.


Learn to code at home.


Supports student papers, projects, and presentations while empowering  the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills with  content aligned to national and state curriculum  standards. 


Interdisciplinary content that reinforces the development of skills such  as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, collaboration,  creativity, and innovation.


An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information  on a broad range of Canadian topics, people, places, and events.  


Over 60 free courses to choose from.


Free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.


The top free courses available online through MIT.


Free tech courses.


Start a new journey and learn a little bit about the science, and also the practice, of well-being.





AUTHORS / ILLUSTRATORS / beloved characters for kids of all ages

visit zoos, Aquariums & museums

  • Buttonwood Park Zoo

https://www.facebook.com/events/321199928840329/

Virtual Keeper Chat every weekday at 11am


  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

http://cincinnatizoo.org/news-releases/cincinnati-zoo-is-bringing-the-zoo-to-you/

Home Safari every weekday at 3pm


  • Elmwood Park Zoo

https://www.elmwoodparkzoo.org/epzoo2u/

Zoo School every weekday on Facebook at 11am


  • Roger Williams Park Zoo

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDMFO7XSg6-WNAH75OOs6Eg9Ye1CfaTfk

Zoo School Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm



  • Mystic Aquarium

https://www.mysticaquarium.org/penguin-live-stream/

Penguin Live Stream

https://www.facebook.com/mysticaquarium/

Facebook Live Events - check page for more info


  • New England Aquarium

https://www.neaq.org/visit/at-home-events-and-activities/

Virtual Visits and More


  • Shedd Aquarium 

https://www.sheddaquarium.org/stories/temporary-closure 



  • National Museum of Natural  History - Virtual Tours

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour


  • New Bedford Whaling Museum

https://www.whalingmuseum.org/museum-from-home/




JUST FOR FUN/Stress release

  • Ailey All Access

https://www.alvinailey.org/ailey-all-access


  • America's Test Kitchen - Kitchen Classroom

https://www.americastestkitchen.com/kids/home

Weekly resources to help kids learn in the kitchen.


  • Some Good News with John Krasinki

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5pgG1M_h_U&feature=youtu.be


  • National Theatre

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUDq1XzCY0NIOYVJvEMQjqw

Full-length plays every Thursday at 7pm UK time (which is 2pm here in Acushnet), free to stream for a week. Starting Thursday, April 2 with  the online premiere of "One Man Two Guvnors."  


  • New Bedford Wellness Initiative

https://www.facebook.com/NewBedfordWell/

Free classes with local instructors from the comfort of your home.


  • Virtual Concerts

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/17/816504058/a-list-of-live-virtual-concerts-to-watch-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown


  • YMCA Health & Fitness Videos on Demand

https://ymca360.org/on-demand#/category/85