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These Free Online Resources Tell the Story of 9/11 and Its Aftermath

NYC Latino 9-11 Collecting Initiative | National Museum of American History

Muslims and Islamophobia in the 9/11 Era

On 9/11, a Flotilla of Ferries, Yachts and Tugboats Evacuated 500,000 People Away From Ground Zero

Thirty-One Smithsonian Artifacts That Tell the Story of 9/11

A Lesser-Known Photo of an Iconic 9/11 Moment Brings Shades of Gray to the Day's Memory

Sign Your Students Up for a Natural History Crash Course This Fall

The Day I Decided Not to Collect: A Curator's View of Ground Zero

Collecting in the wake of Hurricane Katrina | National Museum of American History

Why did the Smithsonian collect a handwritten note from September 11, 2001?

Introducing Information Literacy Collections in Learning Lab – Smithsonian Libraries / Unbound

Our Shared Future: Reckoning with Our Racial Past Forum

Stories About Race | Our Shared Future: Reckoning With Our Racial Past

Race in America | At the Smithsonian

Americans - A Dialogue Toolkit for Educators

Glossary List | Our Shared Future: Reckoning With Our Racial Past

The earliest photos of America will amaze you

Collections :: Present History: Extension Activities

Back to School with 33 Tales of Campus Life



Stories of September 11 | National Museum of American History

Hidden Stories, Hidden Voices | National Museum of American History

September 11: Bearing Witness to History - National Museum

Seven 9/11 Memorials to Visit Across the United States

Current Exhibitions

Collections :: Caretakers: Music Match Activity

Recreating Ben Franklin's Magical Picture Teacher's Overview

Collections :: Culturally Reflective Teaching in the Museum

What is CNN 10?

Collections :: Caretakers: Music Match Activity

I Saw Your Light and it was Shining: Imaginative Sight

Five things to know about Little Golden Books

Watch What Happens When A Coral Reef Can't Get Enough Oxygen

Digital Jigsaw Puzzles – Smithsonian Libraries / Unbound

Where’d You Get Those Eyes? The Folklore of Pandas



The Post Office on Church Street: A 9/11 Story

The Curator's Challenge: Life in a Post-September 11 World

Section VI: September 11 and Its Aftermath

Fun Stuff for Kids and Teens

Do it for the 'gram: Exploring Smithsonian augmented reality on Instagram Stories

#ColorOurCollections 2018

For Kids: Create an Illuminated Design | Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

2020 National Youth Summit on Teen Resistance to Systemic Racism

HIRSHHORN KIDS at Home - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden | Smithsonian

Collections :: Descubra Meet the Science Expert

The science behind nature's patterns | Smithsonian TweenTribune

Is quicksand real? | Smithsonian TweenTribune

Why does rain have such a distinctive smell?

Create a Solar-Powered Invention | Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation

HowStuffWorks - Learn How Everything Works!

Collections :: Engineering Flight

Pick Your Plate! A Global Guide to Nutrition



Try This!

Heroes of 9/11

Remembering September 11

Fun Stuff for Kids and Teens

Meet the Animals | Smithsonian's National Zoo

Collections :: Activity Collection: ArtBots!

National Geographic Kids

20 Educational Websites for Kids That are Free and Fun - CES Schools

Weird But True! Shorts

Passport to Space

How Things Work

Penguin Protection | Smithsonian Science Education Center

Make Your Own Binoculars!

20 Educational Websites for Kids That are Free and Fun - CES Schools

For Kids - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden | Smithsonian

Tami's Tower: Let's Think About Engineering | Smithsonian Science Education Center

Let's Make and Play: No Place Like Home

National Geographic Kids


Collections :: MAKE IT: A World in a Box

National Geographic Kids

Audubon for Kids | Nature Activities, DIY, Lessons for Home | Audubon


Write America: A Reading for Our Country

A live weekly series featuring award-winning, nationally renowned authors and emerging writers


Protect yourself against COVID-19 scams

Click here for update from the Federal Trade Comission

DIY Face Mask



Thousands of movies, documentaries and more available to Quogue Library cardholders. 

Suffolk Cooperative Library System: Libraries at Home

Keep busy at home with these links and resources for learners of all ages.
Check back often - page updates daily

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

Community education agency


Online chat app


Webinar app


Home and Family Resources from Microsoft

Outdoor Focused

Quogue Wildlife Refuge

Peconic Land Trust

Long Island Grown: Changing Tides in Marine Farming

Long Island Grown Series


Marine Science in the Morning: Sea Turtle Hatchling Orientation Indexing

NY Marine Rescue: Current Programs

National Groundwater Awareness Week 2021

Nature Activities - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation


Center for Environmental Education & Discovery

Gardens as Sources of Resilience - Smithsonian Gardens


National Geographic Archives


Amazing Bridges of the World


Fairytale-like places that bloom in springtime


15 Panoramic Webcams That Let You Virtually Travel the World


Virtual Tour the Most Famous Tulip Garden in the Netherlands


Virtual Tour National Parks


Explore Zoos and Aquariums


University of Washington Campus Webcam Quad & Cherry Blossoms


15 Things You Can Do to Help Keep Oceans Clean


Bee Diversity in New York


How to Celebrate Earth Day While Staying Home During COVID-19

Take a Virtual Tour of the World’s Cherry Blossoms

New York Audubon, Birds of New York State


Connecticut Audubon Live Osprey Cam


Outdoor Meditation


Enjoy the Ocean from Home


The Top Ten Ocean Stories of 2020

The Female Scientist Who Discovered the Basics of Climate Science—and Was Forgotten By History

The Arts

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center virtual events


Parrish Art Museum


East End Arts Online Classes


Rites of Spring Classical Musical Festival Online Classes

Google Arts & Culture

National Theatre Home


Royal Opera House


The Metropolitan Opera





The world's largest museumeducation, and research complex

Museum of Modern Art

View exhibits, listen to audios and explore free online courses

Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Virtually tour museum, explore videos and audios

New Museum

New art & new ideas; Explore the current shows from home with the museum’s audio guide, which includes recordings by artists Peter Saul, Jordan Casteel, and Daiga Grantina, along with New Museum curators 

The Frick Collection

Virtual tours, digital library, and video library

Virtual Tours of Landmarks and Museums

Digital Collections

Library of Congress



Spooky Space Sounds


Heritage on the Edge


The Watercolour World


The Newberry


Rome Reborn


Virtual Archaeology Museum


Zoo Cams

Atlanta Zoo


Cumbria Wildlife Trust


Dublin Zoo


Edinburgh Zoo


Houston Zoo


Kansas City Zoo


San Diego Zoo


Wildlife Conservation Society


Zoos Victoria

For Adults

New York Times Magazine


Meet Your Next Favorite Book


10 Books That Will Take You on Real-Life Adventures

FPA Great Decisions 2020

Brendan Ryan's Book Review

New York Times

Recommended reads

Virtual Museum Exhibits, Symphonies and Operas

PBS programming & online content

House Beautiful DIY Projects

Letters of Recommendation, New York Times Magazine


New York Times Weekly Book List


Good Reads from Author, Lisa Jewel


The 28 Most Anticipated Mysteries and Thrillers of 2020


Favorite Comfort Reads


New & Noteworthy, From Walt Whitman to Harry Houdini

The Ten Best Books About Food of 2020

The Ten Best Books About Travel of 2020

These Conservation Stories Prove 2020 Was Not All Bad News

Lexile-Leveled Women's History Articles

Meet the Female Inventor Behind Mass-Market Paper Bags

A self-taught engineer, Margaret Knight bagged a valuable patent, at a time when few women held intellectual property.

Girl Scouting Was Once Segregated

Though the Girl Scouts of the USA initially declared itself a space for all girls, the reality was different for girls of color.

How Women Broke Into the Male-Dominated World of Cartoons and Illustrations

These women broke down barriers to pursue a career in a predominantly male-centered field.

It’s Way Too Hard to Find Statues of Notable Women in the U.S.

Only a handful of the country’s sculptures honor women.

Graphic Novel Writes the Wright Brothers’ Sister Back Into History

Four students journey back to the birth of aviation in The Wrong Wrights.


Mental Health

Manage Anxiety & Stress, from the CDC

Coronavirus Anxiety: 4 Ways to Cope with Fear, from PsychCentral 

Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


COVID-19: Older Adults

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has a resource page on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), including a printable fact sheet

The CDC offers COVID-19 Guidance for Older Adults

AARP will present a weekly live Coronavirus Information Tele-Town Hall to help answer questions and provide resources for caregivers

For Children, Teens & Families





Women's History for Kids Books

National Geographic Kids

Women's History Month

Current Issue - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Nature Activities - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation


New & Noteworthy Kids' Books

Children's Books Books

Best Sellers: Children's Books Books

PBS KIDS for Parents Activity Finder

Independent Play

Bumper Ducks

The Ten Best Children's Books of 2020


Projects with the Seneca Park Zoo

Tween Tribune


Imagine That! Virtual Art Education for Teens


Storytime from Space


Top 25 Books that Teach Kids to Care About the Environment


Maintaining the Long Island Aquarium's 20,000g Reef


Long Island Science Center Online Classes

Quogue School Online Resources

Suffolk Cornell Cooperative Parenting Tips Podcast


20 indoor activities for kids

Teen Tribune

Hosted by the Smithsonian Institute

American Museum of Natural History Museum of Natural History

Learn-at-home resources for families and students, as well as grade-specific educator guides and activity sets based on latest exhibitions

National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) 

DiMenna Children’s History Museum/New-York Historical Society

Learn about the life stories of a diverse selection of youngsters who lived in NYC from the late 17th through the 20th centuries (Targeted for children ages 8–13)


Printable at-home activity packs designed to provide students with valuable self-directed exercises and practice during extended absences from school.

Nightly live read alouds by beloved authors on TEPSA's Facebook 5:30 pm EST.

Khan Academy

K-12/Math, Science, Engineering, ELA, SEL

Lessons, videos and activities 



Gr. K-3

ELA, Math, Phonemic Awareness, Sight words



Great Minds

Free, daily recorded lessons in the following GM curricula:

  • K-12 Eureka Math (Math)

  • K-8 Wit & Wisdom (ELA)

  • 3-5 PhD Science (Science)



Scholastic Learning From Home

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing



Online math lessons and practice aligned to math units

National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM Guide

At home STEM learning resources



Social/Emotional Learning 

Cosmic Kids

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids


Mind Yeti

Digital library designed to help kids and their adults calm their minds, focus their attention, and connect better to the world around them.

Wonder of Science

Paul Andersen and other science teachers implementing the Next Generation Science Standards* (NGSS)





Free online coding tool to create stories, games, animations and more. Grades 3-8

Scratch Jr. 

Free app for young children (ages 5-7). Program their own interactive stories, games, learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively



Free online collection of 3D creation tools that help people think, create and make

Free online collection of games and activities to learn coding

The Wild Side of STEAM

Smithsonian Science How

Communication Is Key: National History Day 2021

COVID-19 Related for Children

Play it safe: What kids should know about the coronavirus outbreak


How to talk to children about COVID-19


NYS Education Department coronavirus resources


Comics for Good

Comic series on COVID-19, along with free print-outs and coloring pages. There are translations of the comics in multiple languages as well. 

National Association of School Psychologists, a parent resource for talking to children about COVID-19. The CDC also offers a similar guide for parents, school staff and others working with children.

NPR editor Malaka Gharib created a COVID-19 web comic based on interviews that education reporter Cory Turner conducted with several experts. Users can also download a zine version of the comic.

PBS Kids offers some de-stressing activities that familes can engage in together, to help manage the stress associated with widespread illness.

Free webinar on the coronavirus (COVID-19) for youth and adolescents