Many authors, organizations, and businesses are providing free online education and entertainment resources during the COVID-19 crisis.  We’re curating a list for you here.  Check back for additions.

EDUCATION

Children’s Museum of Manhattan Virtual Learning Center

Class Central: 450 Ivy League Courses You Can Take Online for Free

Classics for Kids, music education

Eight Digital Education Resources from the Smithsonian

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Virtual Classroom

Giant Screen Films and D3D Cinema free streaming of three documentaries, through June 15.
1 – Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs
2 – Dinosaurs Alive!
3 – Wild Ocean

Museum Computer Network (MCN) Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources

New York Hall of Science Home Resources

Scholastic Learn at Home Day-by-Day Projects

FOR KIDS

Audible Stories, free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

BookTrust Home Time, free online books, videos, games, recipes, competitions, quizzes and other activities.

Cressida Cowell reads aloud her book “How to Train Your Dragon”

Dav Pilkey at Home

Goodnight with Dolly Parton

Harry Potter at Home

LeVar Burton Reads

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Pete the Cat author James Dean drawing and reading on Instagram

#UnitedByBooks hashtag on Twitter for reading tips, activities, and content for children preschool to age 8.

GENEALOGY

FamilySearch.org is provided by the Mormon church. On the website, you register for a free account.

The National Archives webpage includes a genealogy section arranged by research topics and types of records available to search.

HEALTH

Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout Apps

Meditation Experience

MUSIC, THEATRE AND DANCE

The Guardian: Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online

The Guardian: Classical music and opera to stream at home

The Guardian: The best livestreamed gigs to watch at home during coronavirus

Jazz Music Livestreams

The MET: Live in HD Series Daily Opera Stream

NEWS

The New York Times is providing free access to their COVID-19 coverage.

Seven Days Vermont

Vermont Public Radio

VTDigger

SPIRITUALITY

Washington National Cathedral Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage Online Events

SPORTS

NFL Game Pass, free until May 31.

MILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY PROVIDED RESOURCES

Milton Public Library pays the subscitpion for the following resources.  You can access them using your library card number as your username, and your last name, all lower case, as your password.

Vermont Online Library provides access to Gale databases, enabling library patrons to search magazines, newspapers, books, and more.

EBSCO’s LearningExpress Library  is a comprehensive selection of academic and career-related online tools to help you choose a pathway in life or get a better job.

OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks includes titles for children, teens, and  adults.

RBdigital Magazine Value Collection offers about 50 magazines for browsing and reading on on your desktop and mobile devices.

Universal Class offers more than 500 online courses, free to Milton Public Library cardholders.

Updated April 2, 2020.