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NEW! We’ve created a School at Home during Quarantine page to assist parents during school closures.
Virtual Storytimes and other fun posts! The Youth Services Department has created a private Facebook page where we will post story time videos, special read-alouds, and science experiments. We made this page private to honor the copyrights of the authors and publishers of the works we use. All videos will be removed after the time periods allotted by the copyright owners. Please feel free to tell your friends about us! On Facebook – search for J. V. Fletcher Library Youth Services Department – and send us a request to become a member. We hope you find something fun and entertaining for your children here. The Youth Service staff miss you and your children VERY MUCH!
Hoopla – NEW!: Download movies, e-books, audiobooks, comics, music, and ebooks. There are no waiting lists on Hoopla. The collection includes titles for kids, teens, and adults. There is also a “Read Out Loud” feature for selected children’s picture books.
Overdrive: Download e-books, audiobooks, and magazines with Overdrive. The collection includes titles for kids, teens, and adults and also offers Chinese language titles. Check out these lists of “Available Now – No Wait” titles on Overdrive. Overdrive is also offering a virtual book discussion through their Big Library Read program. Copies of the book “Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum”, by Michael McCreary, are available to download for anyone wishing to participate. Looking for a break from all of the Coronavirus news, check out these Overdrive books on crafting, kids activities and more. If fiction is your focus, check out “Feel Good Fiction for Stressful Times”.
Kanopy: Stream documentaries, independent and art house films, The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses and many resources for children through the Kanopy Kids link.
Freegal: Stream or download free music with Freegal.
Safari Books: Access videos and the full text of books in the areas of business, technology, and digital media.
Tumblebooks: Access the best in children’s e-picture books, graphic novels, “readalongs”, and so much more!
JVF Databases: Check out our large collection of databases to learn a language, take an online course, access the latest news articles, start a genealogy project, search residential and business directories, and many other resources.
BPL e-card: The Boston Public Library provides a free e-card to all Massachusetts residents. With the e-card you will have immediate access to all of their remote online databases and collections.
New! Staff Recommends – Need suggestions for your next great read? Check out these selections from our staff!
MVLC has compiled a Social Distancing Resource List with links to resources for remote book borrowing, education, and entertainment. Sections include virtual story times, educational sites, and other kid-friendly resources; adult resources for virtual fitness classes, museum tours, live performances, and more.
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners has also created a list of free resources that include links to story times and activities for kids, research, outdoor resourcs, and more.
Kidcasts: Covid-19 Nine Podcasts To help kids & families learn about Covid-19 and the actions we are taking to prevents its spread. Appropriate for ages 5-12.
Visit Museums Virtually! Although museums are currently closed, many are offering virtual visits and programs. Check out the links on our Museum passes page to see what’s offered at some our favorite venues.