Online Resources

Here is a guide for free online resources to enjoy while the doors to our facility are closed. Some of these resources require a library card. If you do not have a library card, you can apply for a virtual card here.

Online Resources for Families and Kids

How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus via PBS

Resources accessible with a Library card. If you do not have a library card, you can apply for a virtual card here.

  • Universal Class Homeschooling Videos – Online school courses that includes examinations. 
  • OverDrive Kids Collection – Children’s e-books, audiobooks, and streaming video.
  • RBDigital Kids e-Magazines
  • TumbleBooks – electronic versions of kids’ favorite picture books with added animation, sound, music and narration.
  • Kanopy Kids – On-demand streaming service that features educational TV series, movies and story times for children.
  • hoopla – e-books, audiobooks, television shows, movies, e-comics, and music (turn on “Kids mode” to limit search results and browsing to kid-appropriate content).

Free resources available online 

Virtual Field Trips – A collection of various museums , zoos and farms that have guided digital tours and activities for kids.

Educational Video Games 

 

Online Resources for Tweens and Teens

Untitled by Natasha Wedd, Hack The Library Summer 2017 Session

Resources accessible with a Library card. If you do not have a library card, you can apply for a virtual card here.

  • Universal Class Homeschooling Videos – A variety of online school courses that includes examinations. 
  • OverDrive Teen Collection – Young Adult e-books, audiobooks and streaming video.
  • Mango Online language learning classes.
  • Kanopy – On-demand streaming service
  • hoopla – e-books, audiobooks, television shows, movies, e-comics, and music (turn on “Kids mode” to limit search results and browsing to kid-appropriate content).

Digital Arts Media ToolKit– Free programs for digital arts media production (video, audio, coding and photography )

Computer Games 

Other free resources available online

Online Resources for Adults

 

Resources accessible with a Library card. If you do not have a library card, you can apply for a virtual card here.

  • OverDrive – e-books, audiobooks, and streaming video.
  • RBDigital – Digital magazines.
  • Universal Class – Continuing education classes on a wide range of subjects.
  • Kanopy – On-demand streaming service that includes The Great Courses, a series of college-level classes.
  • hoopla – e-books, audiobooks, television shows, movies, e-comics, and music.
  • Mango – Online language learning.

Free resources available online 

HAL TAC Escape Room Altered Zone: NY

Altered Zone: NY, the Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council’s (HAL TAC) original escape room escapade will take place on Monday, October 14, 11am-3pm in the library’s community room. 

The year is 2100, and the world is left reeling after a suspicious spacecraft appears in the sky over Hudson, NY. A team is chosen to make first contact, and to craft a peace treaty with the “Visitors.” Unfortunately, due to a mis-translation during talks, the team is imprisoned and now war with the Visitors is imminent! Trapped in an alien crater, the team has only 15 minutes to escape, fix their mistake, and warn everyone before the attacks start. The fate of mankind rests on THEIR shoulders.

 Come and play as a ragtag team of friends, or with your family. The game is limited to 15 mins and the team that has the shortest time will win a special prize.  Registration is mandatory and form is below. 

Ashley Bryan Celebration

Beautiful Blackbird illustration by Ashley Bryan courtesy of The Ashley Bryan Center

Program Description: In celebration of Black History Month we are proud to present a month long tribute of famed children’s book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan. The library’s regularly scheduled Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday Story & Craft Hours will be showcasing the different works and artistry of Ashley Bryan and his impact in the field of children literacy and education.

Date/Time: Wednesday & Thursday Story & Craft Hour, 10am-11am. Saturday Story and Craft Hour, 11am-12pm

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