Renfrew Public Library
Boredom Busters!

Boredom Busters!

Looking for inspiration? Want to learn something new, or explore something old? Look no further than these awesome sites!

Check THESE out!

TED: Ideas worth spreading — "TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks" - from wesbite

Mental Floss — If you like random facts, quizzes, and lists of stuff, this site is for you!

Films and Performances

National Film Board — Stream hundreds of movies for free and families can now explore the online educational content for free as well!

Black and White Movies — Feeling nostalgic? Watch all sorts of black and white films from days gone by!

#CanadaPerforms — Check the schedule to find timings for live performance from Canadian musicians, actors, dancers and more!

Take a Virtual Tour

Road Trip from Home - Virtual Field Trips — Thanks to a recommendation, we have added this site to our list of places to explore!

Canadian Museum of Human Rights — Spend some quality time with powerful exhibits and inspiring stories.

Join a Museum guide on a virtual tour of exhibits and architecture. Or download our mobile app to check out the entire Museum, gallery by gallery. 

Canada's Wonderland — Check out some exciting rides!

Virtual Museum of Canada — The largest digital source of stories and experiences shared by Canada’s museums and heritage organizations

Ten Museums You Can Visit Virtually — This article by Nadine Daher has links to amazing museums from the Guggenheim to the Louvre that you can explore without leaving the room.

Winchester Mystery House Virtual Tour — Explore the mysterious home constructed by Sarah Winchester, the widow of William Wirt Winchester and heiress to a large portion of the Winchester® Repeating Arms fortune.

Blarney Castle and Gardens, Cork Ireland — Virtually kiss the Blarney Stone and explore this amazing landmark.

Check out these creatures!

Ripley's Aquarium — Find live streams of the penguins and sharks, educational materials and live events that can all be enjoyed from home! — Watch animals in their habitats in Africa and around the world. Explore the oceans. Check in on dog and cat rescues. And much more!

Fun for kids of all ages!

Center for Puppetry Arts @ Home — Puppet shows, workshops and more!

Scholastic — Read stories, search projects, have fun and keep kids learning!

Storytime Online — You can stream videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. 

Exploratorium — Explore, play, discover

Harry Potter at Home — Bringing Hogwarts to you!

Storytime from Space — It can't get much cooler than astronauts reading stories from space!!

Learn to Code (Adults can learn too!)

Canada Learning Code — Tons of free courses for people of all ages!

Code — A fun way to bring computer science into your home!