Cary Library @ Home logoAt home and looking for resources to occupy your kids?  Check out some of these websites and social media feeds!


Authors/Illustrators: virtual storytimes, drawing lessons, and more!

  • Dav Pilkey at Home - Drawing lessons and read alouds with Dav Pilkey.
  • Grace Lin - Grace Lin's youtube channel where she does author readings, drawing lessons, and more.
  • Jarrett Krosoczka - YouTube channel for the author of The Lunch Lady graphic novels who provides a series of drawing lessons.
  • Drew Daywalt- author Drew Daywalt does storytime with some of his books.
  • Mo Willems Lunchtime Doodles - Mo Willems invites you to his studio for his lunch doodles.
  • Kids Ask Authors - Podcast where each week author Grace Lin and one guest author will answer one question submitted by a kid. Each podcast will end with a book review or poem written by a child.
  • Authors Everywhere - YouTube channel featuring various authors with workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice, and more.
  • Storyline- Picture books read by actors.
  • Neil Gaiman - Neil Gaiman reading books for kids.
  • Kidlit TV: KidLit TV is a winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award and has been selected as an American Association of School Librarians Best Digital Tool for Teaching and Learning.  Created by a diverse group of parents, educators, librarians, kid lit creators, and award-winning filmmakers.  Check out these shows:

Coloring & Activity Sheets

  • Doreen Cronin - Printable activities from author Doreen Cronin.
  • Josh Funk - Coloring pages, trading card and Activity kits plus streamable book songs for local author Josh Funk's books.
  • Eric Carle - printable coloring pages, games, and more.
  • Jan Brett - printable coloring pages featuring the art of Jan Brett.


Music & Movement: streaming concerts, dance party favorites, activities to get your kids up and moving!

  • Matt Heaton - “Fridays with Matt” a happy hour sing and dance party on Fridays at 4:30 pm on Facebook Live.
  • Emily Arrow - YouTube channel of children's musician Emily Arrow.
  • jbrary - YouTube page of Canadian Librarians who perform songs, rhymes, and fingerplays.
  • Miss Nina (New videos every Tuesday) - The Miss Nina Weekly Video Show! Sing & Move along with Miss Nina.
  • Laurie Berkner Band -  YouTube channel of popular kids musician Laurie Berkner.
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga - Yoga for kids.