Online Reading and Research
Sign up for a Maine State Library account (digital access only) to access the Cloud-Library and read e-books.
Access to Ancestry, Chilton Library, Culinary Arts, Encyclopedias, and much, much more!
Open access to E-books, Journals, Art resources, and lots more!
There are loads of free online books here. Try typing in your favorite author and playing around with the search settings. There is some controversy surrounding this site but you can decide how you feel. Some authors and most publishers call it piracy but many respected universities and libraries call it a valuable resource and an information equalizer.
For as long as schools are closed Audible is open. Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream and listen to an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
The Franco-American Collection is offering free streaming access for 30 days to Réveíl: Waking Up French,
a documentary film by Ben Levine. This film explores the struggle for
cultural survival among the French-Canadian, Franco-American communities
of New England. It reveals the importance of history and
heritage and demonstrates how languages can be reacquired for personal and community renewal. The film will be available for 30 days beginning today, so don’t miss your chance to watch it!
A great online resource page from a great Maine library. Many more links to great sites including FREE IVY LEAGUE courses, AUDIOBOOKS, and STEM.
More great links from another great Maine library.
Share your Story of Covid-19
Maine Memory Network - Individuals Are you an individual with digitized items you would like to share? Have you taken photos of signs of hope, lines at grocery stores, people practicing social distancing? You may upload one item at a time through the "Share Local History."
My Maine Stories Everybody has a story to tell. You can submit video, audio, text, and/or photos via the My Maine Stories. portal. This platform provides a space for anyone with an internet connection to record their stories about Maine. Your story will be permanently preserved, widely accessible, and help document this profound moment in Maine history.
Infobase Science Online, World News Digest, Access Video On Demand, World Almanac for Kids. This resource is being offered free until July.
Stories and activities from Scholastic. Grades Pre-K through 9th.
Entertainment for children. Lots of popular programs.
Explore, Share, Listen
Watch an astronaut read a story from a space station!
Author of Gerald and Piggie and Pigeon books.
Author or Mercy Watson, The Tale of Despereaux, and Flora & Ulysses
Free printable worksheets.
Science and Field-trips
Maine at home learning from Chewonki.
Aquatic fish live.
Great reference page for live-cams of animals in zoos, aquariums, and field trips all around the world!
Offering free for the next 3 months. For students to learn from home. Parents have to sign their kids up.
Free resource to learn French.