It may not be exactly the same, but our children's librarians are bringing everything you love about the Children's Room right into your homes!
This Week's Programs
Kevin's bringing you one of the mental challenges he's famous for, with a simple physics challenge designed to get your children's brains going at home.

Watch Kevin here and follow along at home!

What You’ll Need:

  • Plain paper, thicker than newsprint. Printer paper is perfect.
  • A bunch of pennies. If you don’t have any, you could use other coins or any small object with a little weight like washers, screws, dice, or bits from a game. Look around the house and be creative!
  • An eight inch gap. You can create this by lining up two chairs or boxes. I’m using two board game boxes for my experiment.

The Challenge:

Using only one piece of paper make a bridge across your gap, then see how many pennies it can support. To get the most pennies, make sure to place them only a few at a time and very gently. Don’t forget you can fold your paper however you like. Do you think you can make a bridge that holds 50 pennies? 100?
Did you know that the Children’s Room recently reorganized its folk and fairy tales? We have a dedicated picture books section of fairy and folk tales complete with a guide for finding stories from specific cultures. We also have longer tales and collected works in our non-fiction section.  

Since you can’t browse this fun collection today, we’re going to test your fairy tale knowledge in this week’s edition of Trivia Tuesday Click here to download this week's set of trivia questions , and click here for the answer key .
Is this the cutest holiday or what?! March 25th is National Puppy Day and we've compiled a list of activities that are doggone adorable.
This week's I ♥ Art is about Dutch artist Leo Lionni , who published his first picture book for children in 1959. Today’s art is inspired by his book, Swimmy .

What You'll Need:

  • Paper
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Kitchen sponge
  • Cotton balls
  • Cotton swabs
  • Waxed paper
  • Aluminum foil
If you loved Trish's Facebook Live storytime this week (we did! And a toddler member of our household loved it so much that he cried for an hour after it ended), you're in luck: we have Trish's flannel version of The Paper Bag Princess for you! Stay tuned for more information about our next virtual storytimes, and enjoy this classic story in the meantime.
The importance of wellness right now can't be overstated, and especially wellness for kids. Luckily, Joy created a special edition Family Yoga Time for us!
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Some of our most beloved authors are making the best of this situation, and providing kids with online storytimes!

Oliver Jeffers , illustrator of The Day the Crayons Quit, is reading a story on his Instagram , every day at 2:00 p.m. and archiving it on his website .

The legendary Mo Willems , artist in residence for the Kennedy Center, is hosting Lunch Doodles every day at 11:00 a.m . Learn to doodle along with Mo!

Jarrett J. Krosoczka is hosting Every Day with JJK, a drawing activity, daily at 2:00 p.m. on his website .

A variety of authors are participating in Story Time! with Penguin Kids on their Instagram , every day at 11:00 a.m.

Pete the Cat's official Instagram often hosts lunchtime storytimes.

Dan Gutman read aloud from Miss Blake Is A Flake! on his Facebook page .

Mac Barnett is doing a daily reading on his Instagram page at 3:00 p.m.

Kate Messner has been hosting a variety of read alouds on YouTube.

Grace Lin is doing read alouds and activities on her YouTube channel.
Enjoy live streams and web cams from some amazing zoos and aquariums. Our favorites:

Did you know your library card gives you access to TumbleBooks ? It's an online collection of animated, talking picture books, reading comprehension quizzes, educational games and teacher resources for libraries. Click here to login and explore their collection.
We've compiled a list of resources about the Coronavirus crisis on our brand new Stuck at Home? page on our website , and have listed a few resources for discussing Coronavirus with kids .