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Kids' Resources

Cary Library @ Home logoAt home and looking for resources to occupy your kids?  Check out some of these websites and social media feeds!


Authors/Illustrators | Coloring & Activity Sheets | Educational | Music & Movement | COVID-19


Authors/Illustrators: virtual storytimes, drawing lessons, and more!

  • Dan Santat - Dan Santat's Online Survival School for the Pandemic.
  • Dav Pilkey at Home - Drawing lessons and read alouds with Dav Pilkey.  Updated every Friday morning at 8 am.
  • Grace Lin - Grace Lin's youtube channel where she does author readings, drawing lessons, and more.
  • Jarrett Krosoczka (Live at 2pm) - Author of The Lunch Lady graphic novels provides daily drawing lessons on YouTube. Live at 2pm, but available for streaming on his YouTube chanel at a later time.
  • Mac Barnett (Daily at 3pm) - Instagram Live storytime with author Mac Barnett week days at 3pm.
  • Mo Willems Lunchtime Doodles (Live at 1pm) - Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE.New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1pm EST and then remain online to be streamed afterwards.
  • Oliver Jeffers (Daily at 2pm) - Instagram Live storytime with author Oliver Jeffers week days at 2pm.
  • Peter H. Reynolds (Daily at 12pm) - Facebook Live storytime with Author Peter H. Reynolds.
  • Write with Kate - Writing workshop with author Kate DiCamillo.
  • Kids Ask Authors - Podcast where each week author Grace Lin and one guest author will be answer one question submitted by a kid. Each podcast will end with a book review or poem written by a child.
  • Authors Everywhere - YouTube chanel featuring various authors with workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice, and more.
  • Storytime Online - Picture books read by actors
  • Harper Kids (New content daily at 12pm) - Storytimes featuring authors published by HarperKids.
  • #OperationStorytime - A variety of authors/ illustrators sharing stories for the enjoyment of all!
  • Neil Gaiman - Neil Gaiman reading books for kids.


Coloring & Activity Sheets

  • Doreen Cronin - Printable activities from author Doreen Cronin.
  • Josh Funk - Coloring pages and Activity kits for local author Josh Funk's books.




Music & Movement: streaming concerts, dance party favorites, activities to get your kids up and moving!

  • Matt Heaton (Daily at 10am) - Daily online singalongs.
  • Emily Arrow (Daily at 1pm) - Sing, stories, breath and move with Children's musician Emily Arrow.
  • jbrary - YouTube Chanel of Canadian Librarians who perform songs, rhymes, and fingerplays.
  • Miss Nina (New videos every Tuesday) - The Miss Nina Weekly Video Show! Sing & Move along with Miss Nina every week to songs and rhymes perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and children who love to move along or need a brain break!
  • Laurie Berkner Band -  YouTube channel of popular kids musician Laurie Berkner.
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga - Yoga for kids.



Additional resources compiled by the Town Recreation Department.