Things To Do At Home

Explore this page to see all kinds of different activities, links, and education supports to help you through COVID-19. Check back often as we continue to add content, as we find or develop it! 

Also, don't forget to like us on Facebook, where we'll have live Wired Wednesday tech help, Story Times, and Book Club opportunities. Our Event Calendar is up-to-date and we continue to add more activities and events.

BMPL and Inner Yogies studio have partnered together to bring you a Youth  Mindfulness mini-series beginning Friday, April 9th at 7 pm on The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube channel. Mindfulness means bringing attention to the present exactly how it is, and this program will focus on well-being through yoga, meditation, breathing exercises, connection, and awareness.

Watch them here:

Breathing/ meditation/ awareness and connection.

Building confidence and transforming energy.

Focus

What do you need from home?

A yoga mat, laptop, tablet or smart phone to participate and a comfortable place to rest and stretch, where you won’t be distracted. 

Happy Mother's Day! If you're looking for some special things to do this Mother's Day take a look here

How about making Mom some Coffee Filter Flowers? Follow along on BMPL YouTube

Make Mom a card or even pick some fresh spring flowers. She'll love it!

Educational

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

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]

DIY Crafts at Home

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

Supports

  • 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.