Things To Do At Home

To support our families and caregivers of children during the BMPL COVID-19 shutdown, we have developed a page that can provide activities and links activities and educational supports. Check back often. We will continue to add content here, as we find or develop it.

Also, don't forget to like us on Facebook. We are providing live Wired Wednesday tech help, Story Hours, and book club opportunities through this platform as well. Our Event Calendar is up-to-date and we continue to add more activities and events.


Learn at Home Ontario's online learning portal for K-12

National Geographic Kids: Games, quizzes and videos.

Scholastic Learn at Home: Twenty days of active learning journeys.

Math Games: Select your grade (K-8), the math skills you're working on, and play!.

Fun & Games

TVO Kids 

CBC Kids

PBS Kids

Crayola Activity Sheets

Oh Canada Day! Canada Day 2020

Canada Day Celebration Kit  [Government of Canada]

Canada Day 2020 Virtual Celebration [Government of Canada]

Reading Materials

Virtual Branch, Books and Reading: eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines

TumbleBooks: Animated, talking picture books, plus videos, read-alongs, puzzles and games.

Museum Exhibits Online

Storyline Online[Children's Story Time]

The Indianapolis Public Library [Children's Story Time]

Just Books Read Aloud [Children's Story Time]

Something Happened In Our Town (#atlantisBuilds)  [Children's Story Time]

DIY Crafts at Home

Constellation Jar DIY

How to paint the Galaxy

Watch Family Craft Time with Jen on YouTube

Watch The Kids Clubhouse Craft Corner 

Museum & Local History

BMPL Biblioboard

Leonard E. Shore Biblioboard

Beaver Vallery Fall Fair Biblioboard 

Willi Winkles Biblioboard

Walter Trier Biblioboard

Literary Women Biblioboard

Pathway: 360 Experience

Mary Ward: 360 Experience

REEL History: Watch The Apple Industry, The Ski Industry and Indigenous History


  • BounceBack: A guided self-help program for adults and youth aged 15 and over using workbooks with online videos and phone coaching support.
  • Kids Help Phone: 24/7 virtual support service offering professional counselling, information and referrals as well as volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French at 1-800-668-6868.
  • For more supports and resources, visit Mental Health in our Virtual Branch.

Have other examples for us? Feel free to make suggestions at Library Programs.