Library Resources Online 24/7
- OverDrive, Wisconsin's Digital Library - Login with your Library card and get access to thousands of digital books for free. Check out the brand new Lucky Day Collection of both ebooks and audiobooks, no waiting required!
- Read the current issue of BookPage online, courtesy of the Friends of the Fitchburg Library.
- Ancestry Library - Contains genealogy information such as census data, passenger lists and more.
Now available at home.
- Transparent Language Online - Learn over 100 languages for free with your Fitchburg Public Library card, with lessons and course materials designed to build listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Learn on your own time, at your own pace in the comfort of your own home, at the library, or on-the-go. Lessons for both children and adults available!
- Storytimes on-demand - Watch past storytimes from the Fitchburg Public Library on-demand, courtesy of FACTv.
- See a list of our other online resources on our Research page.
- Submit our short Reader's Advisory Form to receive recommendations on what to read next based on your past likes.
Arts & Leisure
- Sync has a free summer audiobook program for Teen ages 13+!
- Virtually attend Shakespeare's Globe productions for free for a limited time online!
- Dancing Alone Together has live-streamed dance classes you can participate in at home as well as dance performances.
- Metropolitan Opera will have a live performance every night from their catalog of recorded events.
- 15 Broadway plays & musicals you can watch at home.
- Star Atlas provides an interactive star map of the night sky.
- Supercook provides a tool to add the ingredients you have at home and finds matching recipes.
Authors Live Online
- Keep updated with the daily live read-a-louds of authors online! LibrarianBookends blog has a daily post listing live readings from authors & illustrators (many are available to view later if you miss a session with a favorite author!)
- Daily drawing with Jarret Krosoczka, author of the "Lunch Lady" series.
- LeVar Burton reads live-stream on Twitter. Mondays for children at 11:00 am. Wednesdays for YA at 5:00 pm. Fridays for adults at 8:00 pm.
- Author Michael Perry reads from his books on Facebook Live everyday.
- Lunchtime Doodles with author Mo Willems daily on Facebook Live.
At home activities
- *New* Ultimate Wisconsin Fishing Game from Travel Wisconsin. Fish Wisconsin lakes from home and learn about these amazing natural habitats.
- *New* Color the Great Lakes coloring sheets from UW Madison Wisconsin Water Library.
- The Society of Children's Book Authors & Illustrators has compiled a page to help kids find readings as well as art/activity ideas from their favorite authors.
- America's Test Kitchen for Kids provides recipes and cooking activities for kids.
- Comic book making and activity sheets.
- GoNoodle has movement and mindfulness videos for kids.
- Harry Potter at Home - bring the magic of the wizarding world home to you with reading activities and more.
- KiwiCo updates daily with at-home resources for kids (and their grownups).
- 40+ indoor activities for busy toddlers.
- Free Yoga and mindfulness activities for kids online at Cosmickids.com.
*For additional education resources for kids, see our Learning Online page.