COVID-19 Resources: Literary and Cultural Activities You Can Do From Home!

Hey, friends. We miss you! While we're all staying in, check out these activities that you can do right from your house. Got a great resource you'd like to share? Reach out and let us know!

Livestream Activities 

Check our virtual events calendar for the latest on virtual author readings, book clubs, and more! Most of our events are free to attend, and take place on Facebook or Zoom.

Let's Get Literary

Peek inside the writing notebooks of Newbery medalist Erin Entrada Kelly (Hello, Universe)

Create your own story using this writing prompt from Veera Hiranandani, author of the Newbery Honor winning book The Night Diary

Channel your inner pirate—be brave, quick, independent, and fun!—with these coloring pages from How to Be a Pirate

Join in singing storytime with Emily Arrow!


Field Trip!!

500+ museums you can visit virtually 

  • You can visit specific museums or explore 360 degree videos, art movements, historical figures, and much more

30+ virtual field trips great for all ages


Learning + Education

Low- tech STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) challenges

These try-at-home activities from bestelling author Andrea Beatty feature some of your favorite Questioneers, like Ada Twist, Rosie Reve, and Iggy Peck

Scholastic’s Learning at Home includes two weeks of premade educational activities by grade level that kids can do at home

Start a conversation about Artificial Intelligence using this article and resource list from HP

Houston may be a big city, but that doesn't mean you can't have a green thumb! Check out these tips for setting up your own mini vegetable garden.


Explaining COVID-19: A Comic

To help explain COVID-19 and how you can prevent its spread, use this comic from NPR