Are there any camps?

Family Fun at Home / Diversión en familia y en casa
WGBH has produced a 12-week, bilingual activity challenge for Massachusetts’ families with children, birth-age 8. There is also  to the Family Fun at Home/Diversión en familia y en casa activity guide.  By completing as few as four activities per week, from either the print activity guide, the website, or a combination of both, families may enter the raffle each of the 12 weeks for a chance to receive a $25 gift card.
The MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has launched, a free virtual summer experience designed to keep kids in grades K-8 engaged, curious, and having fun. The site provides four hours per day of a combination of online and live activities.
Check out We Are Lawrence for local opportunities. Many summer programs are available, even though some have moved to online formats. 

Q. Are there other recommendations for staying active while we are mostly homebound? 

A. Check out these ideas for keeping young minds and bodies active:

Lawrence Public Library Summer Reading Lists for Pre-K through 8th Grade

A. The Lawrence Public Library (LPL) just released its summer reading lists for Pre-K through 8th Grade. All lists are available by clicking the links below or by visiting the LPL website ( and going to the Books & More page.

You can also request a library card by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or messaging LPL via their Facebook page.

The library also subscribes to, which can be found at: under our Online Resources page.  Live tutoring available for all subjects.

Children’s e-books:

Adult and kids e-books and more:

First, you have to select Merrimack Valley patrons. Then, you enter your library card number, which is the barcode behind your library card.

A. This is a good time to: 

  • Read books for pleasure
  • Revisit board games
  • Cook together 
  • Do arts and crafts 
  • Learn a new skill or take up a new hobby 

If you are in a mood for exploring, there are also many free virtual field trip sites to museums, zoos, and historical landmarks. See the list below for some ideas: