Free Online Resources To Use At Home

PRE-K Learning

Daily learning experiences based upon stories and videos for families and teachers.  Includes Pre-K lessons.  Available in Spanish. 

FirstBook has created an online resource for parents and educators of young children featuring links to online learning and education resources.

Large collection of video story times read by celebrity authors.

Children’s author and former educator shares read-a-louds and other educational resources.

Facebook page created by MPL’s Sue Schnitzer featuring two uploads daily.

Ready Rosie is an early education tool featuring hundreds of brief videos in English and Spanish that model learning activities for kids and caretakers. Videos and resources are available in English and Spanish.

K-12 Learning

Over 1000 free resources including lessons, activities, printable worksheets, writing prompts, crafts, and more.

Daily learning experiences based upon stories and videos for families and teachers.  Available in Spanish. 

Courses for students of all grade levels across a huge variety of academic subjects.  Daily lesson schedules students learning at home. 

Video collection of entertaining and fun science experiments. 

Free math instructional site that uses a fun, video game-like interface which integrates math in solving challenges.

Free writing and grammar instruction through personalized assessments and practice based on the interests of the student.  Premium version available through subscription.

K-5 video-based science curriculum.  Free one-year subscription.

Free courses and a community of over 45 million learners with curricula designed for various professional roles.

Free educational resources for K-12

Resources for readers of all ages

Large list of online resources for learners, educators, and parents.

Large site with activities for the whole family, eBooks, videos, and virtual tours.  Excellent learning resource.

Complete, tuition-free accredited curriculum for all grade levels. Excellent homeschool option.

An engaging site to teach grade 1-6 math.  Free during school closures.

Free encyclopedic site for children and their parents.  There are lessons and activities available for download.

Interactive Spanish language instruction using engaging stories.  For us with phones and tables.  Subscription has been waived.

Free teacher and parent resources including eBooks, activity sheets, and lesson plans.  Completely free.

self-paced learning for adults

The Library of Congress

Massive archive of the world’s print, digital, and audio, and manuscript collections.  Many featured collections, blogs, and search aids to help navigate.

Large collection of career development resources, including occupational test preparation, résumé writing, and career transition.  Developed by the Tennessee Electronic Library.

Full video-based economics courses

Library of Ted talks and educational videos for learners, educators, and parents.

Huge database of online courses, MOOC’s, lectures, free eBooks and audiobooks.


2500 online courses from leading colleges and universities.

Database of free courses from universities around the world.

arts and culture

Massive collection of online exhibits, cultural, and educational resources.

Virtual Tours of U.S. National Parks

Massive collection of interactive art and museum exhibits, tours, streetviews of iconic landmarks, and so much more.

Curated collection of free arts instruction websites and apps.

Vast site of archived performances, exhibits, and educational resources.

Online exhibits, cultural and educational resources.

Online Exhibits and educational resources

Free streaming performance daily.

Online collection of Memphis music history.  Album covers, poster art, etc.

Amazing collection of images of street art and murals from around the world.

An artist community dedicated to featuring art works from artists all over the world in all media and genres.


Free access to large collection of streaming titles for children of all ages as long as schools are closed. Available in multiple languages.


Free 30-day trial to read unlimited titles.

60,000 free eBooks available for streaming or download.

Online library of public domain audiobooks

Large collection of free eBooks for elementary and middle school aged children.

Book reviews and reader’s advisory resources made available by the American Library Association.

Health and Fitness

Collection of on demand streaming exercise and health videos

Collection of streaming video workouts.

Provides free access to on-demand yoga videos in categories and levels. This link provides details for access.

60-day free trial.  Huge library of exercise and yoga videos, workout routines, and fitness information.

Multiple fitness programs free for 14 days. These include popular workouts like the P90X series, 21-Day Fix, Insanity, and PiYo.


Free YouTube channel with hundreds of full workouts.

Free access to hundreds of fitness videos led by celebrity instructors