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Boredom Busters

Fun Activities while you are staying safe at home

For Everyone

Online Library Event Calendar – List of virtual programs at libraries across the state

For Children

  • – K-6 children’s ebook database available until August 31, 2020
    • Username: tumble735
    • Password: books
  • – K-6 math ebook database. Available until August 31, 2020.
    • Username: tumble2020
    • Password: A3b5c6

For Teens

  • SketchPad – An online platform for making digital art. Paint and draw with a wide range of tools and special effects or add clip art and text. Sketchpad’s website can be used on a computer or a tablet.
  • Incredibox – Build an animated beatboxing crew using drag-and-drop musical samples. Play around and make your own beats or complete challenge combos to unlock music choruses.
  • – gr 7-12 eBook database available until August 31, 2020
    • Username: tumble2020
    • Password: A3b5c6


For Adults

  • Springfield Republican Online COVID-19 Special Access You can read The Republican for free by just providing a valid email address.  This free access will be available during the coronavirus pandemic to provide the community with the critical information it needs.
  • NYTimes Online – redeem a code and have free access for 72 hours to the NYTimes. After the 72 hours expires, you can go back and redeem another code using this link
  • State of Connecticut Virtual Activities for At-Home Experiences Connecticut’s world-class museums, historic sites, aquariums, entertainment venues and other tourism destinations across the state are now available virtually. A list of popular attractions across Connecticut was assembled to highlight special online experiences or projects to entertain, teach and engage you and your family while you stay safe at home.
  • Braingle – Tingle your brain with these puzzles
  • – a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd! Available till August 31, 2020
    • Username: tumble2020
    • Password: A3b5c6
  • Big Library Read – Online book club. Presently this eBook, Funny you don’t look Autistic, is available to everyone with no waitlists or holds through the Libby app. To learn more about this digital book club, visit
  • – all ages audio book database available till August 31, 2020
    • Username: tumble2020
    • Password: A3b5c6
  • MetOpera – Watch world renowned performances and more from the comfort of your home.