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Virtual Resources for All Ages

Virtual Resources for Children/Families

Virtual Resources for Teens


Free ebooks and audiobooks

In addition to the downloadable ebooks and audiobooks available for library card holders through Overdrive and Cloud Library, here are a few other resources to find free ebooks and audiobooks:

  • Internet Archive - includes both Open Library, where you can find classics, and the National Emergency Library, which has many newer titles and resources for homeschooling.
  • Project Gutenberg - includes many classics and titles with expired copyrights.
  • DPLA - the Digital Public Library of America brings together free collections from museums and libraries across America.
  • Scribd - Free ebooks for 30 days when you sign up.
  • Tumble Book Library - ebooks for children in grades K-6
  • Teen Book Cloud - ebooks for grades 7-12
  • Audio Book Cloud - downloadable audiobooks for all ages

Free databases

In addition to the many databases available from the library, these other databases are also freely available to the public during the pandemic.

Rosetta Stone (access until 6/30/20)

Virtual museums

While the museums are physically closed, many have made their collections available online.

Boston Children's Museum: Take a virtual tour of the museum and access daily activities from home. 

Children's Museum of New Hampshire: Access educational activities and resources, take a virtual tour of the museum, and more from home. 

Currier Museum of Art: Explore virtual collections, programs, and projects to work on at home. 

Google Arts & Culture: View a variety of virtual museum collections from around the world.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Go on a tour of their gardens, view virtual exhibitions, and enjoy musical programs from home. 

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center: View virtual exhibits, watch planetarium shows, and access science activities to try at home.

Museum of Fine Arts: Go on virtual exhibition tours, watch artist interviews, listen to musical demonstrations, attend online events, and more from home. 

Museum of Science: Watch virtual programs, view exhibits, listen to podcasts, access STEM activities, and more from home. 

Museum of the World: Interact with a virtual timeline of world artifacts from the British Museum of London. 

New England Aquarium: Watch the Museum's Penguin and Ocean Tank webcams, view virtual programs, and access projects to try at home. 

Seacoast Science Center: Access a variety of virtual presentations and activities from home. 

Strawberry Banke: Enjoy virtual tours of their gardens and houses, and access a variety of activities to try at home.