Resources for families while you are home

Resources to use from home for education and entertainment!
The Wayne Public Library employees are here and we are working to put together ideas and resources for our Wayne community while you are at home. Stay tuned as there will be frequent updates! 

For those who already have a library card. Please visit our Access Online Databases page, There are book resources such as Overdrive, Magazines with RB Digital, Hoopla and Freegal in case you feel like dancing!  
For anyone who is into genealogy, try Heritagequest online also on our access online databases page. For Free genealogy is also available, you just sign up for a free account. 

Below will be lists online things to do: Check back weekly!

 Weather Channel science experiments  - Learn all about soap and more!

 Virtual NYC Museum Tours - Available in partnership with Google Arts & Culture, the tours feature images from various collections and, in some cases, walkabouts through parts of the museum via street view. So if you’re getting tired of Netflix, and want to try something more culturally enriching, here are some of the online experiences you should definitely check out.

 Storytime @ Brightly - Take a seat with your child and have a story read to you! - Lots of education fun on this site, try it out! Printables and more! - Free games and online storeis for little ones!

Sesame - Online educational videos and more from your favorite friends on Sesame Street!

 Italian Museums Virtual Tours - Visit Italy's museums! 

 Virtual Book Channel - Every Friday (beginning next week March 27th) The VBC will publish a schedule of the coming week’s offerings (think TV Guide c. 1986), and will partner with Electric Literature, The Believer, and a growing network of outlets to get as many writers in front of as many readers as possible. The VBC is a curated channel that will archive all of its live-streamed programming, and will live simultaneously at, Vimeo, and through partner sites.

Milk Street Cooking School - FREE online classes will help you get creative wtih what you have on hand!

 "Get A Helmet" Guided Meditation

In moments of uncertainty, focusing on little to nothing may help more than trying to find things that distract you. The "Get a Helmet" podcast is great to listen to generally, and now, if you miss the live free guided meditations, you can hear a replay. Updates are on the Instagram page. Take a moment to yourself and breathe during this time of high anxiety. 

Virtual Art Classes

Creative hobbies know no age limits. These activities are great for adults and kids alike. The best part? For many of the classes, you probably already have the supplies at home — pencils, paper, crayons, maybe some paint. There are tons of classes to consider, but artist Mo Willems is offering live classes on The Kennedy Center’s YouTube channel at 1 p.m. weekdays. Nothing to get your mind off of all that’s happening than some good ol’ doodling. 

Live Music Via Instagram

If you’re someone who likes to drown out the world by putting your headphones on and listening to music like me, boy have I got something for you. Musicians have been dropping onto Instagram, and other livestreaming places on the internet, to sing their way through the pandemic and connect with fans. John Legend took to Instagram Wednesday to play the piano and sing his hits, calling on other artists to continue the trend. Singer Jojo, from Foxborough, took a page from Legend and gave us a great Toni Braxton cover while hovering behind a candle. Mac Ayres, former student of Berklee College of Music, dropped a song on Instagram as well. Be sure to check in on your favorite musicians’ social media channels while you’re stuck at home.

Get inspired with HGTV Free Shows online - Remake your space with what you have to feel as if you were on a vacation! 

 Project Gutenberg - Free eBooks

 ROCO - Music Concert Live Streaming and Archive.