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Welcome to our Remote Learning page! Here you will find a library of helpful and entertaining videos created by our talented librarians.

The library is closed for the immediate future. You can reach us any time by email at derrylib@derrypl.org or by phone at 432-6140 between 10-2 and 5-7, Monday-Friday.

Curbside Pickup available Monday-Saturday between 10-2 and Wednesday evenings 5-7.

Free Resources

Free resources during COVID-19

These resources are temporarily available due to COVID-19. The availability can change at any time. We will be monitoring this page frequently and making changes, as needed.

Please contact the library if you need help using these resources. Email derrylib@derrypl.org or call (603) 432-6140 from 10-2 and 5-7pm.


Electronic Books, Journals, Audio and Video

Archive.org National Emergency Library Free public domain books, videos.

Scribd Digital books and audiobooks. Everything on the site is free for 30 days.

Audible “For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.”

JSTOR 26 newly released Public Health journals available for free access through June 30, 2020.

The Directory of Open Access Journals “DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.”

Johns Hopkins University Press All books and journals (through May 31, 2020)

Ohio State University Press All books and journals (through June 30, 2020)

University of Georgia Press All books (through June 30, 2020)

University of Nebraska Press All books and journals (through May 31, 2020)

University of North Carolina Press All books (through June 30, 2020)

University Press of Colorado All books (through June 30, 2020)

Temple University Press All books (through June 30, 2020)

Utah State University Press All books (through June 30, 2020)

Vanderbilt University Press Selected books (through May 31, 2020)

Cambridge University Press Over 700 of Cambridge University Press's higher education textbooks will be freely accessible until the end of May 2020.


Educational Resources for Parents and Teachers

Google tutorials for using software for remote learning during COVID-19

Breakout EDU

Breakout EDU is providing full digital access to teachers for the duration of the crisis to help ease the transition to distance learning as a result of the COVID-19 virus.”

Gale Databases

The following Gale databases have been made freely available for educational use.

Kids InfoBits - Elementary school-level introduction to database searching with easy-to-use resources that feature age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content.

Gale In Context: Middle School - Reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and more.

Gale In Context: High School - Support for student papers, projects, and presentations that empowers critical thinking and problem-solving skills with content that aligns with national and state curriculums standards.

Gale In Context: College- Interdisciplinary content that reinforces the development of critical thinking skills, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.

NASA STEM At home for students K-4

NASA Image and video library

Biodiversity Heritage Library

Virtual Marine Biology Camp By Oceans Initiative

CIA world factbook Good resource for learning about countries/current events

The Magic Treehouse Printable activities (kids)

Walker Books Printable activities (Kids)

Jarrett Lerner's Activities Page Printable activities

Learn in Color “75+ entertaining and educational activities for when you’re stuck indoors.”

Lunch Doodles With Mo Williams Daily videos that encourage learners to draw, doodle, and explore new ways of writing.

Scholastic Learn at Home “Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing”



Authors Everywhere!

Workshops, readings, activities, are projects, writing games, writing advice, and more, made possible by an amazing community of children's book writers and illustrators.

Picture Book Read Alouds

Collection of authors reading their own works on video, including a list from the Indianapolis Public Library with over 100 titles and some titles in non-English languages.

Story Time from Space

Children's books reads by astronauts while in space, provided by the Global Space Education Foundation.

Storyline Online

Streamable videos featuring celebrated actors reading children's books alongside creatively produced illustrators.


National Parks and Zoos

Yellowstone National Park webcam

Georgia Aquarium

Monterey Bay

Houston Zoo

San Diego Zoo

Smithsonian National Zoo


Virtual Museums, Parks, and Opera

Center for Puppetry Arts Workshops, museum tours, and puppet shows

Travel & Leisure’s list of 12 virtual museum tours

All Art’s list of virtual tours for museums and cultural sites

The Metropolitan Opera Free video streaming of their performances

Spotify Listen to their entire library of music with free account


Nonfiction Youtube channels

Atlas ObscuraTravel and exploration

Crash Course Brief discussions of topics typically taught in school. Best for middle and high school students

FilmJoy Film analysis videos

SciShow Science videos that answer common questions

TED-Ed Lessons on various topics. Great supplement for school.