Featured Resources:

For Parents

David L Hoyt Foundation – Learning Websites for Children

Apps, websites, and other resources for at-home-learning

For Educators

American Writers Museum – Virtual Exhibits

Themes, educational materials, and more resources around American Writers Museum’s virtual exhibits

For Adult Learners

Chicago Cares – Volunteers Connect Series: Building Connections

A free, virtual program to keep Chicagoans connected and civically engaged

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Other Resources:

General

Early Childhood

★ American Writers Museum – Online story times

★ Chicago Children’s Museum – Parenting Playbook

★ Chicago Public Library Foundation – Family Digital Care Package

★ Open Books – Virtual Storytime

★ Reading in Motion – Tools for reading at home

School-Age Reader

★ Burst into Books – Weekly academic game plans

★ Center for the Collaborative Classroom – Remote Learning Guidance

★Center for the Collaborative Classrom – Collaborative Circle Blog (tips for educators)

★Center for the Collaborative Classroom – Collaborative Classroom (Facebook community group)

★ Chicago Dramatists – Online Course: Writing the 10 Minute Musical

★ Chicago Foundation for Education – Resource Roundup 

★ Chicago HOPES for Kids – Read-aloud sessions for children’s books

Chicago Parent – Best Digital Resources Offered by Chicago-Area Libraries

Chicago Public Schools – Standards-aligned activities to support student learning

Contratiempo – YouTube storytelling and poetry readings en Español

★ CrowdED Learning – Adult Education / Skill Directory

★ David L. Hoyt Educational Foundation – Learning websites for children

★ Dream Big Education – Virtual interactive classes, activities, and contests

eBooks for Students – Online books for students

★ EL Education – Coronavirus Resource Center

Everywhere Book Fest – A virtual gathering of children’s literature authors, books, and readers

★Facing History and Ourselves – Support for teachers during the COVID-19 outbreak

Imagination Library – Songs, activity sheets, reading tips, and a bedtime story reading by Dolly Parton

★ Innovations for Learning – Global Support During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Microsoft – Online Family Learning Center

The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) – Building Home Libraries

★ Open Books – Collection of Literacy Resources

★ Open Books – Daily Writing Prompts

★ Open Books – Reading Bingo Challenge

Scholastic – K-HS Literacy Resources

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – Remote Learning Resources

★ Tutoring Chicago – E-Learning Resources

Typing Club – Learn how to type!

★ UIC Center for Literacy – Resource Center for Autism & Developmental Delays

★ Unsilence – Interactive experiences for learning, commemoration, and empathy

US Census Bureau – Home and Distance Learning Activities

Vooks – Free year of animated storybooks for teachers

We Need Diverse Books – COVID-19 Resources

★ WITS: Working in the Schools – Empowering Readers at Home

★WTTW – Frederick Douglass exhibit virtual tour and lesson plan

Adult

Communication Service for the Deaf – American Sign Language Coronavirus Hotline

★ CrowdED Learning – Adult Education / Skill Directory

Deloitte Consulting LLP – Responding to COVID-19

Disability Visibility Project – Disability Visibility Book Circle: Call for Submissions

Ed Tech Center World Education – Tips for Distance Learning

★ Erie Neighborhood House – COVID-19 Response Community Relief Fund

ESL Library – ESL Teaching Resource

International Literacy Association – ILA 2019 Replay

★ Literacy Works – Clear Language Resources

★ Literacy Works – Community Literacy Online Training

The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) – The CARES Act

Northwestern Kellogg – Two Principles for Leading Your Organization Through the COVID-19 Crisis Webinar

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation – Non-Profit Resource List

ProLiteracy – Resources for Programs and Learners During COVID-19

Typing.com – Keyboarding, Digital Literacy, Coding/Career Prep, and Coding Curriculum for teachers

Writing Smartly Blog – Writing and Literature Blog

★ YMCA – Emergency Response Childcare