At Home Resources

All of the resources listed below are free. We’ll be adding to this list regularly, so keep checking. Do you have a resource you’d like to share? Please email 


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Virtual Tours

Free Virtual Museum Tours from around the world:

Other virtual museum resources:

Book Clubs

Time-sensitive: May 6, 13, 20, 27, from 5-6:30 p.m., Brattleboro Area Hospice will host a book discussion group on “The Art of Dying Well” by Katy Butler. This will happen on Zoom, but will be a live event. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Patty Dunn, Hospice Program Coordinator, at 802-257-0775 ext. 102 or email

Cultural Events

Pre-recorded lectures and Re-enactors from Vermont Humanities Council:

Free First Wednesday talks from the VT Humanities Council:

Digital Stage — Performances from the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts:

Cultural Resources

The VT Digital Archives offer lots of old photos of Vermont people and places:

Harry Potter Resources

J.K. Rowling has created “Harry Potter at Home” a site that has activities and games and tips for parents and kids who love Harry Potter (who doesn’t love Harry Potter?):

The Harry Potter audiobooks are also free to stream (as of April 4, 2020, this might not last forever). You can get them read by Stephen Fry here: And the ones read by Jim Dale are also available there and through GMLC Overdrive and RB Digital with no wait (Thank you, J.K. Rowling!)

For Kids

And adults! Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center has a variety of online programming and resources from daily nature activities to educational programs for everyone.

Weekly Story Time read by authors, sign up to get the zoom code here:–ejjo5R3Tp4p1Cmg7yPGg/viewform

  • Tuesday May 12, 3:00 p.m. – Author/storyteller Simon Brooks
  • Tuesday May 19, 3:00 p.m. – Author Christy Mihaly
  • Tuesday May 26, 3:00 p.m. – Authors/illustrators John & Jennifer Churchman of the popular “Sweet Pea & Friends” series
  • Tuesday, June 2, 3:00 p.m. – Poet Matt Forrest Esenwine

Authors reading aloud from their own books:

Famous authors and celebrities reading wonderful children’s books:

Storytime about sugaring, read by a Vermont librarian:

Grafton Nature Museum is posting weekly activities families can do at home:

Oliver Jeffers Daily Live Story Time from his books:

Mo Willems Daily Doodle (weekdays at 1PM):

Storytime with Ryan and Craig (kids K-2):

Miss Humblebee’s Academy (kids pre-K, has offline resources, printable worksheets and coloring sheets):

The San Diego Zoo has ten live “zoo cams” always running so you can see what giraffes, penguins, owls, condors, butterflies, tigers, polar bears, koalas, apes, rhinos and baboons are doing all day long:

Educational Resources

Resources for families with kids learning at home:
VSLA Learning at Home Resources

4-H Resources Online Through UVM: