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At-Home Resource Collection

Browse our list of at-home resources. If you don’t have a FREE library card, sign up for one here. It is now possible for any PA resident over 13 years of age to register online.

Accessing eBooks and eAudiobooks:

  • Download the Libby app. Find the instructions here.
  • Listen or read on the Overdrive website. Find the instructions here.

Activities and Learning for Kids:

Bringing the Zoo to You allows animal lovers to learn and observe animals of the Pittsburgh Zoo at home!

PBS Kids is a great website to find 24/7 learning and fun!

    • PBS Ready, Set, Music! is a collection of songs accompanied by activities and resources that help children develop social emotional skills.

Power Kids offers tons of learning opportunities through eBooks, games, videos, and more.

Ranger Rick made all of their digital magazines free through the pandemic. Learn about wildlife with this classic!

Storyline Online is a YouTube channel where celebrities read stories. It’s Storytime at home!

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids provides a list of sites for STEM learning from K-12.

Arts and Crafts:

Coloring Pages provided by Crayola for all ages in a wide variety of topics.

How to Toon with Joe Wos teaches people of all ages to draw cartoons through fun videos.

Learn How to Doodle with author Mo Willems by watching his daily live stream videos. The videos are recorded and archived on The Kennedy Center Website.

Quarantine Crafts:

Community Resources:

Blackburn Center  Support and resources for victims of violence

NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania National Institute of Mental Illness

PA 2-1-1 Resource for finding health and human services

STEP UP Westmoreland Student safety and mental wellness begins here

Westmoreland County Coronavirus COVID-19 Page

Westmoreland County Food Bank 

Westmoreland County Drug and Alcohol Commission

Educational Sources for Teens and Adults:

Gale Topic Collections is a goldmine of resources. Find articles, magazines, and scholarly journals ranging in topics from gardening to psychology.

POWER Teens offers many databases where teens can find resources such as articles, eBooks, documents, videos, and more.

Browse all databases in Power LibraryYou can now live chat with a librarian!

The Robot Doctor is a collection of videos that teach robotics and mathematics to high school students.

Family Activities:

Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips provide group learning experiences and activities.

Home Together is a page created by the PA Parent and Family Alliance. There are tons of resources for all families collected on this page.

Seattle Symphony Broadcasts offers a chance to relax through peaceful performances.

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art has virtual tours that allow you to view the art collection at home.

News Sources and Magazines:

General OneFile in Power Library will grant access to news sources and magazines such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Time, National Geographic Kids, and many more.

  • View step-by-step instructions for accessing news sources here.
  • View step-by-step instructions for accessing magazines here.

Virtual Programs from RPL:

Visit our Facebook page to find some of our programs like Pop-Up Crafts and Dance Around the World in virtual format.