Cooke County Library

Educational and Entertainment Resources

As we learn how to social distance ourselves during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are all looking for resources. The Cooke County Library has compiled this list of resources to keep you entertained at home. Many of these are educational resources for you and your families.



CDC – Coronavirus

Cooke County Pandemic Information

Ebooks  Username: Keepreading Sebco ID: #1

TumbleBookLibrary   Username: tumble735 Password: books

TumbleMath Username: tumble2020 Password: A3b5c6

TeenBookCloud Username: tumble2020 Password: A3b5c6

AudioBookCloud Username: tumble2020 Password: A3b5c6

RomanceBookCloud Username: tumble2020 Password: A3b5c6


25 minute kids’ workout

Adult yoga

Kids yoga

Free College Courses Online


Future Learn

Harvard Online

MIT Open Courseware


Stanford Online

Income Tax Help

Job Resources

Texas Workforce

Unemployment Benefits

Mental Health

As a result of the Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for Texas issued yesterday, all Texans should now be able to call the Texas Department of Health and Human Services’ Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5900 and receive immediate, free, and confidential counseling 24/7. They also have the option to reach the Helpline by texting TalkWithUs to 66746. If someone needs further assistance, the Helpline can provide them with referrals and other support services. Each county has a local mental health authority assigned to it that has a crisis hotline also. You can find your county’s info here:

Disaster Behavioral Health Services

Dealing with Coronavirus Anxiety

Helping kids Deal with COVID19 Stress

Relaxation Techniques

5 Ways to Reduce Stress

How stress is killing us (and how you can stop it)

NASA & Weather

Houston Space Center

Educational Space Center

Explore Mars

National Weather Service

Virtual Cooking Lessons

Digital Cooking Classes for Kids

Virtual Story Times

Facebook Live with Cooke County Library : St. Patrick’s Day

Facebook Live with Cooke County Library : Marching

Facebook Live with Peter H. Reynolds – daily at 11:00 a.m.

Virtual Art Lessons

Facebook Live with Cooke County Library : Rainy Day

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Virtual Escape Rooms

Hogwarts Escape Room

Virtual Tours & Field Trips

Historical Places

Blarney Castle

Colonial Williamsburg

Great Wall of China


Acropolis Museum, Athens

Art Institute of Chicago

Boston Children’s Museum

British Museum of London

Dali Museum

FarmFood 360

First Ladies

Georgia O’Keef Museum

Guggenheim Museum

The Louve, Paris

Metropolitan Museum of Art

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 

National Museum of Natural History

Picasso Museum

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

National Parks & Travel

Bryce National Park

Carsbad Caverns National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park

Hawaii Volcano National Parks

Kenai Fjords National Park

Wyoming Virtual Tours

Yellowstone National Park

Zoos & Aquariums

Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari

Dallas Zoo #BringtheZooToYou on Facebook

Georgia Aquarium

Houston Zoo Animal Cams

Zoologist Chat with the Dallas Zoo

Monterey Bay Aquarium

National Aquarium 

San Diego Zoo

Seattle Aquarium

Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch

Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Wildearth, South Africa Safari

Zoo Atlanta Panda Cam

Work from Home Resources

How to Use Zoom to Teach an Online Lesson


  • Hours

    The Library is open:
    Monday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Tuesday: 9 am - 7:00 pm
    Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm
    Curbside pickup is still available during those hours.

  • Get in touch

    Phone: (940) 668-5530
    Fax: (940) 668-5533

  • Find us

    Cooke County Library
    200 S. Weaver St.
    Gainesville, TX 76240