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.
Youth Mindfulness Series
BMPL and Inner Yogies studio have partnered together to bring you a Youth Mindfulness mini-series 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:
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.
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
Virtual Branch, Books and Reading: eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines
TumbleBooks: Animated, talking picture books, plus videos, read-alongs, puzzles and games.
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
Museum & Local 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.