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On advice from public health officials and the need to protect our community, All PCL locations will be closed until further notice.


Online Resources for Youth

The City of Providence has advised Providence Community Library to close its locations for the time being. Since we can't be with you in our libraries, here are several useful, fun and informative resources for you during this challenging time.

Read books, comics, and graphic novels & watch TV and movies from home!

Livestreams from Providence Community Library Youth Services staff!
Please join us for regular story times throughout each day, all week!

Livestream stories, songs, and art from beloved Rhode Island artists. (And some non-Rhode Islanders too!)  
If you miss the live, search their page for the recording ... and enjoy when you can!

Write Rhode Island announces Our Lives Now, a flash nonfiction writing project for Rhode Island students in grades 7-12. Students are invited to submit a reflection on their current experience during the Covid-19 outbreak. Deadline has been extended to June 15! Click here for guidelines and submission page.

May is Latino Books Month! Spanish language and bilingual books for all ages. Read and vote for your favorites!

Stream the San Diego Zoo's Penguin Cam or Monteray Bay's Aquarium Cams or Pittsburgh's Cheetah Cam.

Enjoy some DisneyNature videos.

Tour National Parks for free.

Check out NASA's Virtual Tours of the Glenn Hangar or Supersonic Wind Tunnel and more.

Visit NASA's website for more cool videos that answer questions like How Big is Space?

Experiment with music and make your own song with Chrome Music Lab or play around with different beats with Groove Pizza.

Watch smart videos for curious minds of all ages on topics (like Dolphins swimming through bioluminescent algae!) with The Kid Should See This or TedTalks for Kids.

Become a Disease Detective and play Solve the Outbreak with the CDC

Online Classes

FabNewport's online classes 


Down City Design: Change Agent - A design-thinking toolkit for the classroom

More Things to do While Home



Recursos en español o bilingües para los jóvenes