Free Activities for Self-Quarantine

This page will provide you with a number of free services and activities you can use to spend your time while in self-quarantine. Some services will require an RCLS Library card, but all are free of charge. Have fun, learn something, and stay safe!

Children's Activites

Adult Activites

Links to Free Self-Quarantine Content

Several individuals and institutions are providing free resources in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. Here are several links to sites providing free activities that both you and your children can enjoy while at home!

Get creative with Dav Pilkey, author of Dog Man and Captain Underpants, every Friday!

Library Services

Click the icons to access the links

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    RCLS DATABASE

    Patrons can check your library record, search the catalog, place requests, and find and select digital content.

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    FREEGAL

    Patrons have download and streaming access to music from 30,000 music labels and 100 countries around the world.  

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    HOOPLA

    Patrons have streaming access to thousands of songs, audiobooks, movies, and TV episodes.

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    KANOPY

    Patrons can stream thousands of foreign films, documentaries, and educational videos.

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    NICHE ACADEMY

    Patrons have access to tons of tutorials on different types of technologies and library services!

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    CONSUMER REPORTS

    Patrons browse all of the reviews on electronics, appliances, cars and more.

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    ROSETTA STONE

    Patrons can access the Rosetta Stone language-learning tools for free.

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    LIVE LENGUA

    Patrons can access the Live Lengua language-learning tools for free as well.

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    LIBRIVOX

    LibriVox provides free public domain audiobooks recorded by several volunteers.

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    ARCHIVE.ORG

    The Internet Archive is one of the largest collections of public domain content on the web.

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    OPEN CULTURE

    Open Culture is also dedicated to preserving public domain media to be freely available to all.

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    PROJECT GUTENBURG

    The text of any book or tall tale published before the year 1925 is freely available through Project Gutenburg.

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    LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

    The US Library of Congress has several freely available public domain documents and media.

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    STORYLINE ONLINE

    Have your favorite children's books read aloud through Storyline Online.

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    12 STORY LIBRARY

    12 Story Library is also dedicated to providing read-aloud versions of your favorite children's books.