Virtual Tours

Now is the time to explore the online links for free. 


Art

Draw Everyday with JJK
Art and drawing lessons from New York Times-bestselling author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka! Jarrett is the mind behind the Punk Farm picture books, the Lunch Lady graphic novels, several volumes in the Star Wars: Jedi Academy series, and the young adult graphic memoir Hey, Kiddo, which was a National Book Award Finalist.

DAV Pilkey at Home  Learn to Draw

Comic Books

NEW   6/30/2020:   For Access to New Jersey comics, graphic novels, and children’s collection through August 31, 2020 (digital)

The New Jersey State Library announced the availability of more than 4,000 comics, graphic novels, and children’s materials as part of an innovative program to make this content free to all residents of New Jersey throughout the summer. This project is a collaboration with 9 other states and is intended to provide easy access to digital resources while supporting statewide summer reading programs for all ages during the Covid-19 pandemic. More eBooks will be released throughout the summer from additional children’s, comic book, and science fiction publishers.

On July 30, 2020, the New Jersey State Library will also participate in the Virtual Library Comic Convention, featuring interactive sessions with leading talent. We encourage anyone to attend, particularly the youth in our communities, to attend this free event. During the convention, librarians will talk about grassroots graphic novel creation and local zine publishing programs available through public libraries.


Education

Scholastic Learn at Home

Scholastic Learn at Home is a 20-day program to keep kids entertained and learning through videos, stories, and problem-solving challenges. The website is divided by age and has enough activities for each group to provide parents with three hours of content each day. That means three hours each day of online reading and activity time, all themed around a special topic area for the day. Day one for first and second graders? Spiders. Get ready for some cute spider drawings for the fridge, folks!


History


Music

Want to enjoy a musical performance online while you are in the house.  The Live Music Archive contains thousands of concert recordings for hundreds of artists. A popular collection isThe Grateful Dead, but you can explore Smashing Pumpkins, Robert Randolph (and the Family Band), Disco Biscuits, Death Cab for Cutie, John Mayer, or Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. (If wizard rock is more your style, we also have several concerts from Harry and the Potters.) Take a look and see if any of your favorite artists are in here


Parks

  • National Parks
  • Journey Through  Botanical Gardens:   New York City, Washington, D.C., Portland Japanese Garden, Missouri Botanical Garden, Longwood Gardens, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
  • Statue of Liberty

Science


VIRTUAL Theme Parks


Virtual Trips to Zoos and Aquariums