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Resources for parents who wish to supplement their children's education during school holidays, breaks, or closure periods.

Reading and Play Are Learning

Check out the Virtual Library for eBooks and eAudiobooks that your children can read anywhere. 

Some of the most powerful things you can do to support learning, are actually the simplest.


Reading is vital for learning - for all ages. 

  • Read to your child
  • Read with your child
  • Support your child in listening to audiobooks
  • Listen to your child read to you
  • And most importantly - discuss what you have read

Talking about books together leads to greater understanding and connection, and supports life-skills of ocial-emotional learning, problem solving, emotional intelligence, reason and critical thinking, and comprehension!


Play is a powerful tool for learning and can help our children during times of stress. Through play, children can learn:

  • cognitive skills like math and problem solving
  • physical abilities like balancing and running
  • new vocabulary 
  • social skills while playing with friends and family
  • literacy skills 

Austin Public Library Resources for Students

Supporting Reading at Home

Talking with your Child about COVID-19