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Resources for Young People: Home

This information was gathered from many sources during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis in the spring of 2020.

Educator Resources

Free Resources During Coronavirus

Disney Resources

Book and Author Related Resources

Other States

There is useful information being gathered and shared by other State Library Administrative Agencies. Here are some of the ones we have found:
North Dakota

Los Angeles - While this is aimed at Los Angeles area families, there is good information here also.
Mansfield/Richland County [OH] Library - Online fun, educational, and creative resources for children and teens

Specific Author Sites - Alphabetically by Author

  • James Dean, author of Pete the Cat: will do a live storytime on Instagram at noon EDT/11 am CDT
  • Jarrett Krosoczka [children’s author] will be live streaming art & writing lessons every week day at 1 pm Central Time. (They will be recorded.)
  • Rick Riordan
  • Mo Willems
    • Pigeon Presents – videos, activities, teacher’s guides, and more
    • Lunch Doodles with Mo – join Mo in his studio every day for the next few weeks. New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET and then remain online to be streamed afterwards.
    • Mo has also given short-term permission for teachers and librarians to use his books for virtual storytimes while schools are closed. Details Here
  • J. K. Rowling -- Harry Potter - Stay at home resources

COVID-19/Coronavirus Info for Young People/Graphic Presentations

A LibGuide by State Library of Louisiana Staff
A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus
From the NPR web site
BrainPOP has a surprisingly entertaining, at time humorous, basic explanation of COVID-19 and needed precautions for elementary age children and young teens.
Little Puddins Blog has a nice, English language "Coronavirus Social Story." 
LittlePuddins Blog
Kids Health has information on COVID-19 for children in English and  Spanish and available in audio.  Other sections of their website have information for parent.  
Kids Health form Nemours