Having Fun at Home

E-books & Audiobooks

Magazines — RB Digital


An online collection of local history books, maps, photos, and more.

Language Skills — Rocket Languages



Real life stories about people and places around the world. Be informed! Be inspired! Make a difference! 

Online  Activities


Ultimate Online Nova Scotia Kitchen Party (COVID 19 Edition)

Public Face Book Group with over 36,000 members! Sing, dance, tell a story with no mess to clean up after the guests have gone!

Free cultural experiences to explore from your couch!

Live performances, museums, galleries, “hiking” in national parks, zoos and acquariums, and more!

Canada Performs

Music, dance, theatre performances from Canadian artists all day long. Streams on Facebook.

Social Meditation

Mondays, 7:30-9:30 pm online. Open to all. Free of charge.

Here is the Zoom meeting link.

Social meditation is a practice that creates an opportunity for people to explore being their authentic selves in a safe space with other human beings. Please log on 5 to 10 minutes before the session. Each session begins with a period of silent meditation, followed by a period of social meditation. Donations to the Halifax Shambhala Centre are always welcome.

Especially For Kids


Interactive learning for children and teen readers.

Beyond our bookshelves: Learning opportunities at Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library

Get tips on resources and approaches for learning at home from PARL Children’s Services Librarian, Kristel Fleuren-Hunter.

CBC Parents

Programs for parents and kids of all ages; play, sing, cook, watch, and engage with others while staying home! 

Kids Zone: CBC Gem

Fun, entertaining and interactive programs for preschool to high school. Includes cartoons, music focused specials and programming in  French.

CBC Curio.ca

Educational streaming platform for all ages, primary to post-secondary. Access programs such as Kids News, documentaries, audio and video content exploring science, nature and technology, current events, history, the arts, staying healthy, and more.

Mabel Murple’s Popping Purple Wordspinning World

Nonsense Poetry and “Utter” Stuff (podcast)