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​Learning at Home

Spending more time at home these days? Find ways to engage your kids with a variety of virtual learning opportunities. 


Have fun learning at home about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with MACH1 at Phoenix Public Library. These simple activities can be done with ordinary objects found around the house and are for the whole family to enjoy together. Let your inner architect, explorer, inventor, artist and scientist come out and play because STEAM is for everyone.

Explore these projects and have fun!

STEAM DIY 3D Hand Drawing video
STEAM DIY Bird Feeder video
STEAM DIY Box Assembly Challenge video
STEAM DIY Chihuly Sculpture Video
STEAM DIY Constellation Viewer video
STEAM DIY Thaumatrope video
STEAM DIY Dry Erase Marker Magic video

STEAM DIY Harmonica video
STEAM DIY Kazoo video

STEAM DIY Magical Milk video

STEAM DIY - Marble Run

STEAM DIY - Marionettes
STEAM DIY Model Lung
STEAM DIY No-Bake Clay Dough video

STEAM DIY Osmosis with Eggs video
STEAM DIY Pan Flute video
STEAM DIY - Paper Beads
STEAM DIY Paper Spinners video
STEAM DIY Plastic Milk video

STEAM DIY Spring Flower video
STEAM DIY Stickers video
STEAM DIY - Storm in a Glass

eBooks for Kids

Explore a wide selection of eBooks for kids on the following platforms:

TumbleBook Library

Greater Phoenix Digital Library

Best ePicks - Axis 360


​eLibrary Picks for Kids

Get your Phoenix Public Library card ready to explore our FREE eLibrary!


AtoZ The USA

AtoZ the USA contains more than 115 country-based articles and 115 state articles for each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia. Library patrons and students will find unmatched coverage of the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society.

Britannica Library
Britannica Library

A suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites.​ 

Elementary in Context​ 

Thousands of age appropriate articles, eBooks and and images, designed for grades K-6.


Global Road Warrior

Global Road Warrior is the world's most extensive country-by-country resource for learning about culture, customs, history, and language worldwide. Global Road Warrior consists of 175 Country Guides of 119 topics each. 

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

This collection offers hobby enthusiasts hundreds of full-text magazines and books, videos, thousands of recipes and more, all within a unique, easy-to-use interface.


Kanopy Kids​

The Kanopy Kids collection offers a broad selection of more than 30,000 feature films, documentaries, foreign language, and training videos, including: the Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, the Frontline series, and international films.



Learn any one of 80 languages, free with your library card! For more info, learn more ​about getting started with Pronunciator.

Rocket Languages - Language Learning     

Learn American Sign Language, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Hindi, German, Arabic, English as a Second Language and more.

Scholastic Teachables

Provides thousands of free printable activity sheets, lesson plans, reading passages, and more. It also has games and puzzles, clip art, and bulletin board ideas. Content is available for PreK - 8th grade. This database is great for parents, teachers, homeschoolers and students.

Science in Context​

Detailed information for science assignments and projects, including articles, biographies, videos, overviews, and experiments.

Typing Quest​

Practice touch typing, test your typing skills, build up typing speed, and learn to use the numeric keypad. 

US History In Context​

Information on US history from primary sources and reference documents, including photographs, illustrations and maps.

World History In Context ​

Search a broad collection of reference works and primary documents covering the events, movements and individuals that have shaped world history.

More Online Learning Resources

Arizona Science Center: Online Learning 

Think of the Arizona Science Center as your new virtual classroom resource for bringing science to life at home. From weekly lesson plans to hands-on experiments and even DIY activities we’re here to make learning together at home a little easier for you and a lot more fun for the whole family.


NASA STEM Engagement Launch rockets, build a hovercraft, create a winning science fair project and more! These science, technology, engineering and math activities are fun for kids, adults and the whole family.

Code at Home with Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is making CS educational activities available for download free of charge, to anyone who wants to access them. Activities will be released weekly — some online, some offline, of varying levels of difficulty—over the course of the next few months. Each activity will include a feature of a woman in tech who pioneered innovative technology.

Phoenix Zoo: Digital Safari 

We are committed to upholding our mission of providing experiences that inspire and motivate people to care for the natural world. In order to do this, stay close to our website and social channels for updates about our status as well as LIVE educational programming, virtual safaris and an abundance of cute photos and videos of animals, behind-the-scenes caretaking by our keepers, and in-depth stories of the Zoo and our amazing residents!

Kennedy Center: Remote Teaching & Learning

This carefully curated collection is intended to provide educators, caregivers, and learners with ideas and strategies for addressing the needs of students who need to study and learn online. We will be adding more lists and updating them regularly.

National Geographic Kids

Discover the current online National Geographic Kids magazine, Brain Boosters, and a number of cool topics in the form of articles, games, videos, and more.

America's Test Kitchen

Cooking is a natural—and fun!—way for kids to learn about many subject areas, from science (biology! chemistry!) to math (fractions! measurement!) to language arts (reading comprehension!) to social studies (recipes and ingredients from different cultures!). It engages kids with different interests and abilities, and creates a whole lot of deliciousness along the way. 

Dorothy Shain's Art History Lesson of the Week

Join artist Dorothy Shain on Instagram for weekly mini art history lessons for school-age students. Mini lessons include a book readaloud and engaging information about art history topics. 

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