Prime Time Palm Beach County Virtual Summer Camp
Keep your children learning and having fun this summer with new sessions every week that will include live interactive programming and hands-on learning activities provided by local content experts. All sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is not required to attend.
Free online tutoring, test prep and practice tests for K-12, college and adult learners. Resources for job seekers, including resume and cover letter templates, interview guidelines and much more. Live one-to-one help is available every day from 12:00 pm-12:00 am. Assistance provided in Spanish every day from 2:00 pm-12:00 am.
Can You Be Evicted During Coronavirus?
Propublica created a database of rental properties nationwide that may qualify for eviction protection, along with updates on Florida eviction protections and resources for tenants in Florida.
Free and Low-Cost Internet Plans
From the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, a list of low- or no-cost Internet plans for low-income households. Most have eligibility limitations linked to income or program enrollment.
Free Meals for Kids and Teens
Click on the link to see a map of food pickup locations, or call 2-1-1 or text FOODFL to 877-877. Grab and go meals and social distancing measures are in effect at all sites.
Free Childrens eBooks About COVID-19
Dozens of free eBooks about the coronavirus and COVID-19, in multiple languages and for kids, provided by the New York City School Library System.
The Palm Beach County Library System has partnered with Age of Learning to provide free home access to ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ during the period of our library closure due to COVID-19.
Unemployment / Reemployment Fact Sheet
Guide to navigating Florida's unemployment assistance system, with the latest news from the Department of Economic Opportunity, helpful phone numbers, and other information resources.
Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
Seniors 60+ can call the ADRC Helpline for assistance with food, food stamps, covid-19 information such as testing sites, and Medicare or Medicaid. Call 866-684-5885 Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm. Assistance available in English, Spanish and Creole.
IRS Economic Impact Payments
Stimulus payments are automatic for most taxpayers and retirees. Update your address and direct deposit information and get more information at irs.gov/coronavirus, or call 800-919-9835.
Virtual Science Fair Series
The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is hosting four two-week virtual science fairs for K-8 students beginning April 6. No charge for participation. Donations are accepted.
Unemployment Compensation and Reemployment Assistance
Resources for individuals and employers affected by the state’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including unemployment benefits for jobless workers and loans and short-time compensation programs for small businesses.
Palm Beach County Food Bank
Lists food distribution sites and locations for the Benefits Outreach Program where Palm Beach County residents can get assistance with food stamp applications and other benefits.
Beyond Fake News: COVID-19 Edition
Learn how to identify false and misleading information related to the coronavirus outbreak and how to prevent the misinformation from spreading.
Adobe Creative Cloud Tutorials
Learn the basics or refine your skills with tutorials for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects, DreamWeaver and other Adobe products.
SBA Disaster Assistance
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The public is strongly encouraged to respond to the 2020 Census online using a desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet, and can also respond by phone or mail. Click here to respond online or for more information about responding by phone or mail.
Ask a Librarian
Palm Beach County Library staff are available by text or chat during library hours or email anytime and staff will respond during library hours.
211 Helpline Palm Beach County
Coronavirus and COVID-19 information and referrals from 211, including health, mental health, food, utilities, and transportation assistance.
Story Time from Space
Videos of astronauts reading books from the International Space Station. A project of the Global Space Education Foundation.
HathiTrust Digital Library
HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
Digital Public Library of America E-Learning Resources
DPBLA's primary source sets are helpful resources for educators preparing to teach remotely during the COVID-19 outbreak. Each set contains a variety of primary sources, context, lesson plans, discussion questions and student activities.
Coronavirus Research Database
The latest scientific findings and knowledge on coronavirus disease (COVID-19), compiled by the World Health Organization (WHO)
The Metropolitan Opera: Free opera streaming online
Every day for the duration of the Met’s closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, a different presentation is available for free streaming. Each performance is available for a period of 20 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 3:30 p.m. the following day.
My Free Taxes
United Way partners with H&R Block to provide free online tax preparation software to every household with a simple return.
Remote learning and working software offered for free through June 2020.
Stuck Inside Facebook Group
A public Facebook group created by members of a story time group for librarians and educators created to share free (even if just for the duration of the current pandemic) online educational and entertainment resources.
Videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and more.
Live streamed events for kids, tweens, and teens by professional authors and illustrators represented by Stimola Literary Studio.
Provides access to free learning materials from textbook publishers, open source education resources, and teacher-created materials and aligns content to the College & Career Readiness Standards and TABE 11/12 .
Videos, podcasts, crafts, activities and more from a diverse group of parents, educators, librarians, kid lit creators, and award-winning filmmakers working together to create fun new ways to reinforce an appreciation of reading that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus
NPR asked experts to answer questions kids may ask about coronavirus and made it into a comic. Includes a link to a printable zine-style template and instructions on how to fold the template into a small zine.
Neil Gaiman Reads The Graveyard Book
Return to the sprawling graveyard in this classic novel or discover Bod's boyhood adventures anew, read by master storyteller Neil Gaiman himself one chapter at a time.
CDC: Enfermedad del Coronavirus 2019 (COVID‑19)
Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) están vigilando de cerca un brote de enfermedad respiratoria causada por un nuevo coronavirus. Esta es una situación emergente que está cambiando rápidamente y los CDC continuarán brindando información actualizada a medida que esté disponible.
Database of books supported by Reading Counts! quizzes and guided level reading
Mystery Science is offering access to their most popular science lessons for anyone to use for free.
Lunch Doodles with Mo Williems
Popular children's author Mo Willems is offering a daily video series for readers, artists, and makers. Videos are posted at 1 pm ET each day and can be viewed later as well.
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
Includes interactive world map and data, daily situation reports, podcasts with public health experts, and other useful resources, information, and analysis about the spread and impact of COVID-19.
Headspace is offering free access to meditations, sleep, and movement exercises.
GCFGlobal es un espacio virtual creado para ti. Por más de 10 años hemos trabajado en crear oportunidades para una vida mejor a través de la educación para todas aquellos que deseen mejorar su calidad de vida.
Coordinates local, state and federal agency actions to provide immediate and short-term assistance to businesses and industry.
YouTube channel created children's book writers and illustrators with workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice, and more.
Educational games for kids
Fun, free online games to help unwind and distract.
Use the #operationstorytime tag to find authors offering video readings of their books. This blog post has a list with links to several authors using the tag.
Meals for children during school closures
Palm Beach County School Food Service is providing 'Grab and Go' bags filled with breakfast, lunch, supper, and a snack. Boxes of food from Feeding South Florida will also be available on specific dates per location.
From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more—GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 7,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.