Stay at Home Mega List

Stuck at home? Let TPL help you be entertained and informed with our stay at home mega list of free online sources, including books, livestreams, online courses and much, much more! While you can find things for all the family on this page, you can also find resources on the Teen Stay at Home page and the Kids All From the Comfort of Your Own Home page! You can even watch online storytime with Mariah on the Digital Miss Mariah page! Keep checking this page as we’re adding new items all the time! Have something we could add? Email with a link.

Books and Reading

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Find Your Next Author to Read

For Horror Fans!

For Neil Gaiman fans!

Free Public Domain Audiobooks

Internet Sacred Text Archive

Lithub Personalized Book Recommendations

Manga Volumes Released Online for Free


New York Public Library

NoveList Plus (also available through Maine Digital Library)

NPR Book Concierge

One Hundred Books Across America

Open Culture

Project Gutenberg

Read Print

Speculative Online Magazine List Coming Soon!

The Tourist Map of Literature

Tor’s eBook of the Month Club (Science Fiction and Fantasy)

TPL’s Find Your Next Read

Twenty Five Alice Munro stories you can read online


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Link to tumblebooks

Entire List of Authors and Illustrators doing Storytime!

Famous actors including David Harbour, James Earl Jones and Betty White do storytime!

International Children’s Library

Josh Gad (Olaf) Reading Stories

Library of Congress Classic Children’s Books

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Readings of The Graveyard Book and Coraline

Spanish Storytimes

Coloring Pages

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Libraries and Museums and

Ricardo Levins Morales


Coming Soon!

Free Online Courses

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6 Weeks Free Workout Classes with Chris Hemsworth

Art and Art History Classes

Debbie Allen of “Fame” fame online dance classes

Duolingo Language Learning

Gucci Osteria’s Massimo Bottura’s free virtual cooking classes

Ivy League Courses

Learn to Code

Maine Digital Library has classes and courses for all ages including Niche Academy, Learning Express, Miss Humblebee’s Academy and more!

Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference

Milk Street Online Cooking School

National Digital Equity Classes

Traeger Grills cooking classes


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12 Art Lessons on YouTube Your Kiddos will Love!

Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration Core Curriculum Webinars

Great Books Sample Lesson Plans

Great Books Open Educational Resources

Osher Map Library Curriculum Sets

Scholastic learn at Home

Weather Presentations

Virtual Field Trips

Fun Stuff


Information Sources

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Ancestry from Home for Maine Citizens

Art Institute of Chicago Image Archive

Cambridge Core Textbooks

NASA Image and Video Library

Online AA Meetings

Open Culture

Citizen Science Projects and


Portland Public Library Resources for Teens


Aquarium Online Academy

Ask Questions about the World Around us!

Lego Challenge Printables

Library of Congress Resources including Dav Pilkey at Home!

NASA at Home

Nature-based Stay at Home Activities with CREA!

Science and Health Resources

Virtual Tours, Livestreams and Free Streams

Twenty Virtual Field Trips to Take with Your Kids

Animals and Aquariums

Farm tours

Maine Alpaca Farm

Maine Wildlife Park Virtual Field Trips

New England Aquarium

Live Animal Cams

Big list of animal cams including pandas, wolves, tigers, koalas, naked mole rats and much more! Here’s another one–there may be some repeats

Home Safari at Cincinnati Zoo including Fiona the Hippo

Jelly Fish!

Arts and Culture, Museums and Galleries

Metropolitan Opera Live Streams

Montreux Jazz Festival

Twelve Famous Museum Virtual Tours

Where to Stream Live Concerts

Nature and National Parks

Thirty-three National Park Virtual Tours