Family Resources

Trying to stay busy while at home? We have compiled a list of our favourite online resources for the whole family that you can access for free.

If you don't currently have a library card but would like one, please fill out this form. We are able to set up temporary cards for adult and teen residents of Wellington County.

 

Wellington County has plenty of online resources that you can always access from the library:

Here are some of our favourite free resources that we've seen so far for families practicing social distancing and self-isolation. Please note that Wellington County Library is not responsible for the content on these pages.

Reading

 

 Tumblebooks

Tumblebooks has temporarily made their entire collection free to everyone!

CBC Canadian Children's Writers Videos
CBC has compiled a list of Canadian children's writers and illustrators sharing their books online.
Story Time from Space
Have you ever wanted to have stories read to you from space? Here is your chance!
Publisher's Weekly
A lot of book publishers are offering free social content for readers staying home. Here is a comprehensive guide to what's happening from some of your favourite publishers.
Google Lit Trips
Travel around the world with Google Earth. This fun website pairs favourite books with Google Earth tours that let you experience the real life settings that characters are inhabiting.
Art and Culture

 

Mo Willems Online Art Classes
 Daily art classes from beloved author and illustrator Mo Willems!
Colouring Pages
Colouring for everyone! Find great printable images for kids, or more advanced colouring sheets for teens and adults.
CNN Virtual Culture
CNN has compiled a long list of art galleries, museums, and other cultural activities that you can do from home, along with some suggestions about how to make an event out of it for the whole family.
Google Arts and Culture
Google also has an amazing webpage dedicated to collecting every virtual tour you can do in incredible detail from some of the world's biggest art galleries and museums.
Outdoor

 

Nature's Path Activities
Spring is in the air and it's a great time to get outside while maintaining social distance. Here are some great activity ideas.
Live Zoo Cams
Are you staying indoors but wondering what the animals are up to? Check out these amazing live streams from zoos.
Toronto Zoo
The Toronto Zoo is doing tons of fun, educational, online videos, complete with handouts and ideas for further activities.
Education

 

Learn At Home
The Government of Ontario just announced a new Learn At Home platform for all students currently at home as March Break comes to an end.
Curio
CBC has made their subscription resource free for families to use!
TVO mPower
mPower is designed to help students in math with interactive online activities.
 TVO Mathify
Mathify goes one step further than mPower and connects students with tutors for free.
Khan Academy
A trusted name in education for students around the world, Khan academy has educational resources that cover a wide variety of subjects.
Community-Shared Resources (Facebook)
Parents are sharing their favourite resources on social media, and this Facebook group is uploading content regularly.
Family Fun

 

Harry Potter 360 Movie Set Tour
Take this 360 degree tour of some of your favourite Harry Potter movie sets!
NASA Virtual Tours
Staying at home doesn't mean you can't explore the solar system. Take a virtual tour!
PBS Kids
PBS has a wide range of content from games to stories to videos.
TVO
Great content from a trusted local source, TVO has decades of experience with educating and entertaining children in Ontario.

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