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COVID-19 Youth & School Services
First Lady of the Commonwealth & Massachusetts Libraries' Video Library
Additional Virtual Resources
Audible Stories for Youth
Free youth content from Audible. Instantly stream a collection of stories, including titles across six different languages. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
On this Youtube channel, created and run by children's book writers and illustrators, you'll find workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice, and more.
Story Preservation Initiative
SPI produces original, age-appropriate fiction and nonfiction audio stories that are designed to capture students’ attention, inspire them, and open new pathways of creative and critical thought. The stories are coupled with related, hands-on and standards-aligned lesson plans and projects that deepen student engagement for meaningful, real-world relevant learning. SPI is a free online resource, available to students, teachers, parents, and learners everywhere.
Spanish children's stories (The Spanish Experiment)
Well-known children's stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. Great for kids... and adults too! Read along in Spanish or English. Site also includes free Spanish lessons.
Tip: Scroll to bottom to find similar sites for French, German, and Italian!
Free Family History Activities for Kids
Free, easy-to-do activities that will keep kids entertained and get them thinking about their family history. From American Ancestors and the New England Historic Genealogical Society.
For Children and Youth
Resources provided are for informational purposes only, not specifically endorsed by MLS, and not meant to substitute for advice from a medical or public health professional.