Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the North Shore Public Library will be closed until further notice. The bookdrop will be closed and any late fee accrued while we are closed will be waived. Continue to check our website and Facebook as some online programs will be offered. All program fees for cancelled March and April programs will be reimbursed. Please look to our updated homepage for news, important information, and for a listing of online resources.

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Online Programs & Resources For All Ages

Online Programs & Resources For All Ages

***If you have any questions or trouble connecting to any of these or other online resources, please contact contact a Reference Librarian at info@northshorepubliclibrary.org***

If you do not have a library card, please click here to get a temporary online card that will allow you to access some of the online resources.

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Below you will find links to the virtual programs and resources being offered by each individual department. For a full comprehensive listing of all virtual programs and events being offered, please click here!

Online Children Programs - click the image or link below!

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Online Children Programs, Spring Reading Club, and 1000 Books Before Kindergarten


Young Adult Online Programs - click the image or link below!

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Young Adult Online Programs



Adults Online Programs - click the link or image below!

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Adult Online Programs


chalkboard with the word art on itArt Challenges

Want to be part of an art challenge? Please see the following link to participate in two different, fun options!

chalkboard with hello written in different languages with a girl on a laptop smilingLanguage Learning Classes

For a listing of upcoming Language Learning Classes, please click the image or the below link.

Visit the North Shore Public Library's YouTube Channel by clicking here to view entertaining videos in a variety of subject areas, including cooking, arts, and crafts.

Visit the North Shore Public Library's YouTube Channel by clicking here and view entertaining videos in a variety of subject areas, including cooking, arts, and crafts.

Downloadable Help

Below please find a link to our Online Resource List, instructional guides and downloadable help regarding E-Readers, kanopy, overdrive, and more:

Niche Academy

Niche Academy provides tutorials that teach people how to use library e-Resources like eBooks, research databases, and language learning tools.

2020 Census

Get Your Free Tick Removal Kit!

Tick Removal Kits contain all you need to be prepared for tick bites—pointy tweezers, magnifier, first-aid supplies, and Tick ID Card—all packaged in a kit you can hang on your backpack or put in your pocket. These kits are free to the public. Request a Tick Removal Kit by contacting karen.wulffraat@stonybrookmedicine.edu or (631) 726-TICK.

Arts, Crafts, and Games

If you are interested in art and crafting ideas while at home, or even how to play Dungeons and Dragons and other online games, please see the option below: New to the North Shore Public Library is Creativebug! Creativebug has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists!

Computers (Technology)

For some online computer classes for all ages, and various resources and activities for kids, please see the below link to get a listing of possibilities!

Concert/Opera/Music Streaming

Missing a concert or a show? See the link below for some streaming concert and opera options as well as where to find some free music:

Cooking Demo

Are you missing our cooking programs with Simply Creative Chef Rob Scott? He has helped you out by posting some cooking demos online! Click the following link for a listing of demos and their recipes! For the month of May, The Baking Coach has several youtube videos with included recipes for a variety of baked dishes to do while at home! Click the link below!

Defensive Driving

If you need to take a Defensive Driving course, please visit the below link to connect to a variety of options, some for AARP, and even some for AAA members.


For free educational apps, games, and websites for all ages, please see the below link: Education Week is a valuable resource for parents and teachers. Also, new to the North Shore Public Library Database collection free to use as a library card member, Universal Class brings over 500 online courses that include CEU Certificates! Universal Class is one of the easiest to use e-learning platforms available. All courses are completely online and self-paced. Successfully complete a course with a 70% or higher grade and you'll earn a CEU Certificate documenting your achievement. For more information, click the below link!

Fitness and Health

Miss going to the gym, or want to fill in some of your time with fitness or health classes, please click the below link to see live streaming options and where to go and learn how to be healthy during this uncertain time:

Local History

Our local area is home to a vast history, from Rocky Point, to Shoreham, to Wading River, and throughout Suffolk County.

Museums and Outdoor Virtual Tours

For a large listing of museums and parks offering virtual tours and experiences while their buildings are physically closed, please click the link below:

Sky & Star Watching

For some helpful and informative links on night time sky watching, star gazing, and how to use a telescope, please see the link below!


From the Library of Congress, to celebrities reading storytime, to Harry Potter, the following link has various storytime options:

Suffolk Libraries Online Resources and Other eBook Options

Please see the link below for a listing of eBook options and Suffolk Libraries Online Resources:


If you need assistance with your taxes, need forms, or instructions on how to file online, please see the following link:

NSPL's Popular Online Resources

Some of the North Shore Public Library's more popular online resources include the following:
  • Kanopy - (Kanopy limits have been raised to 20 items per month during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Kanopy has also offered some extra benefits for the next 30 days including a list of movies that do not count against your 20 item limit, and making Kanopy Kids completely free and unlimited - this includes shows like Sesame Street and Arthur)
  • Flipster
  • Hoopla
  • Lynda.com
  • RBdigital
  • Live-brary
  • Ancestry - Proquest has offered temporary remote access to Ancestry Library.
  • Creativebug ***NEW***
  • Niche Academy ***NEW***
  • Universal Class ***NEW***
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