Virtual Programs & Resources

Please enjoy this list of library virtual programs and resources for children, teens, and adults. This list will be regularly updated as we work to find creative ways to provide the community with library services. 

Online Programs from Ohio's Public LibrariesOhio public libraries continue to serve their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic in creative, engaging, and innovative ways. Live online programs and events re-connect libraries and community members and provide opportunities to improve skills, explore other worlds, and foster ideas—all from the safety of home. With the State Library calendar, you can easily discover and then experience programs and events in public libraries throughout Ohio. 

Virtual Programs/Resources for Children

The Ohio “At Home Learning” initiative includes a full schedule of daily television programming geared toward students in Pre-K through 12th grade. This programming is also available on Ohio PBS television stations across the state. Additional resources and information are available at Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov/LearnAtHome

Remote Learning Resource GuideThe Remote Learning Resource Guide is designed to be a one-stop shop to help schools, educators, students, parents and caregivers consider how to approach and apply a comprehensive remote learning plan that enables each child to carry on learning during this time of social distancing.

Storyline Online: Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners. 

COSI Connects: Visit COSI Connects for daily science videos: hands-on science you can try with your family at home! 

Junior Achievement Programs (Elementary School)Junior Achievement's unique delivery system provides the training, materials, and support necessary to bolster the chances for student success. Students who participate in Junior Achievement programs demonstrate a significant understanding of economics and business concepts. 

Scholastic's Home Base Virtual Book Fest website: Virtual Book Fest is an online celebration where authors and kids can engage with each other in exciting new ways! From themed costume contests to online Q&As to trivia events, kids around the world can enjoy interacting with their favorite authors in real-time. Virtual Book Fest will be held on Thursdays from 3-5 pm EST. During that time, a number of authors will be engaging in activities during specific time slots. 

DayByDay Ohio: With a perpetual calendar featuring songs, activities, book suggestions, and videos, Day By Day Ohio supports early literacy skills and helps young children get ready for school.

Author Dan Gutman Read-Alouds (Elementary School)Author Dan Gutman reads from one of his books on Facebook Live every weekday at 2pm east coast time, and he'll keep doing it until the kids go back to school! Stories are most suitable for elementary-aged children.

Author Oliver Jeffers Read-Alouds (Preschool)Author Oliver Jeffers reads one of his books on Instagram every weekday at 2pm east coast time. Stories are most suitable for preschoolers.

Mo Willems DoodlesGrab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. Viewers can see each weekday’s new video at 1:00 p.m. ET. 

Science Experiments: How Clouds Make RainElephant Toothpaste; Rainbow JarMagic Milk

Virtual Programs/Resources for Teens

The Ohio “At Home Learning” initiative includes a full schedule of daily television programming geared toward students in Pre-K through 12th grade. This programming is also available on Ohio PBS television stations across the state. Additional resources and information are available at Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov/LearnAtHome

COSI Connects: Visit COSI Connects for daily science videos: hands-on science you can try with your family at home! 

Junior Achievement ProgramsJunior Achievement's unique delivery system provides the training, materials, and support necessary to bolster the chances for student success. Students who participate in Junior Achievement programs demonstrate a significant understanding of economics and business concepts. 

Learn How to CodeStudents can continue to learn at home while schools are closed. Take a Code Break with us, or see resources for students, parents, and teachers - including videos, fun tutorials, and projects!

Shakespeare Celebration: In celebration of Shakespeare's great works, listen to a Booktalk called "The Great Insulter." Learn about a few of his great works and equally on his unforgettable insults. 

Teen Art Competition: Thank you to all teens that entered artwork and to all Facebook users who voted on the pieces that spoke to them the most. Congratulations to the artists who received the most positive responses. View the full gallery here

Virtual Programs/Resources for Adults 

Coshocton Public Library COVID-19 Journal Project: Do you keep a personal journal? Or have you always wanted to? Now is the perfect time to give it a try! Journals are a great way to capture the important moments of your life, as well as the important moments in our collective history. The Coshocton Public Library would like to encourage Coshocton County residents of all ages to write down their thoughts, feelings, and experiences during these days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our library has a wonderful Local History Room and we would like to create a collection (once we get back in the building!) of written reflections on this important historical moment. Instructions for contributing journal entries to the library will come later. For now, just start writing to create a valuable resource for future generations.

Click here for prompts to help you begin to tell your story. 

Click here to watch a video of journal keeping benefits, inspiration, and tips. 

Register for a free eCard: Access the entire digital collection from home! If you do not have a library card, simply complete the online application for a free eCard by clicking here. An eCard allows access to the Ohio Digital Library, Libby, Hoopla, Transparent Language Online, EBSCO, multiple genealogical resources, and many more! Once registration is complete, you will receive an eCard via email within 24-48 hours. Enjoy the Library 24/7 from home! 

Virtual Reference Help and Tech Support: While the Coshocton Public Library is closed, reference assistance and digital tech help are still available. Library staff can be reached during regular, library hours by emailing info@coshoctonlibrary.org. For the Coshocton Public Library YouTube channel, click here. For Ohio Digital Library FAQ, click here. For Hoopla support, click here

Lynda.com: Self-directed online learning for technology, business, and creative skills. Access more than 12,000 video courses taught by industry experts to help you stay ahead in your current job or change careers.

Transparent Language Online: Learn to speak a new language with speech-powered activities in Transparent Language                  Online, available online to all library card holders. Choose from 110+ languages and start learning from home today! 

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center: Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

Coffee Chat for ReadersJoin West Lafayette Branch Manager, Andrea Smith, for this Readers advisory program to help you find new leads on great reads! New and best-selling books are featured to help you decide what to read next. Links to the books discussed are provided in the comments of the video.

Chi Classes: Practice gentle exercises that reduce stress and increase vitality with Certified Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader, Holli Rainwater. 

2020 Census: The 2020 Census is happening now. You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail. Visit my2020census.gov to begin. Free WiFi is available in the library parking lot. If you don’t want to leave your house, complete the Census 2020 via phone! Just call 844-330-2020.

Older Americans Month: In honor of Older Americans Month, we will be giving away a Book Lovers Gift Bag at the end of May to a Coshocton County resident 55 or over. Attend a virtual program on the Coshocton Public Library Facebook page and enter to win by leaving a comment underneath the video or by emailing hrainwater@coshoctonlibrary.org. Watch the programs here: These Are the Good Old Days: Advice from Grandma Moses and Norman Rockwell on Getting Through Hard Times and Storytime for Grown-Ups