Bored at home? Try these!
Please note that some of these resources may be ad-supported or contain extra paid content, but all have free utilities.
May the force be with you....
Enter the Star Wars Escape Room here: https://tinyurl.com/ychlwj6l
Play Dungeons & Dragons with friends from afar! Allows for video/audio chat, but consider using a Discord server for voice chat. You’ll be having adventures in no time. (An additional resource)
We can’t have our usual escape rooms right now, but you can take on this digital one! Good luck! Additional resource: Crimson Room, one of the first online escape rooms! Look for it for free on many different websites.
Answering questions in a variety of categories donates free rice to people who need it via the World Food Programme!
Read the first issues of many, many creator-owned Image Comics for free! Please note that some of these comics contain mature themes; reader discretion is advised.
Rachel’s Recommendation: Paper Girls (teens+); The Wicked + the Divine (older readers)
Learn about a wide variety of topics! It might help you with a class while you’re studying at home, but it might also just be fun.
Free books to read on their site, including titles by Jenny Han and Cassandra Clare.
Get free books and audiobooks with your library card! Having trouble remembering your login info? Email
Audible is offering many free YA audiobooks throughout the social distancing period. There’s also free language-learning audiobooks available!
Self-promotion for the win! Participate in Palisades Park Library’s program from home and possibly win a prize!
The State Library has partnered with BiblioBoard to launch a free e-book library of 172 graphic novels and comics available for children and teens in New Jersey. If you're physically located in the state, you're in! A library card isn't required, and there are no hold queues. This collection uses geolocation to provide access to any youth. The library includes a limited collection of simultaneous use e-books from leading children's comics and graphic novel publishers and the San Jose Public Library Graphic Novel Archive from their Graphic Novel Writing Contests. The collection is available now through August.
Keep learning from home!
It's okay if you don't feel okay. Get some tips for dealing with anxiety and mental health challenges here.