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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 Open Library, where you can find many classics
  • 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

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. 

National Museum of African American History and Culture: This "Talking About Race" web portal helps people explore issues of Race, Racism and Racial Identity.

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.