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MPK Virtual Recreation is a place where you can find helpful tools and educational resources to enjoy at home. The Recreation and Community Services Department is dedicated to helping our community develop and/or maintain their healthy lifestyle and provide resources that focus on the well-being and enjoyment of life.

Virtual contract classes will begin this Fall season. Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 1. All classes will be held via Zoom. Click here for a quick "How to register" tutorial video.  

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Indoor Activities 

 How to make a facemask - Instructional video by U.S. Surgeon General

* MPK Bingo -  How many squares can you check off ?

* Free Kids Crafts -  DIY crafts at home

* Crafts for All - Crafts for Adults and Kids 

* Indoor games for kids - 80+ energy busting games

* Inner City Art - Distance art learning

* Origami - Easy origami instructions

Indoor Fitness

* Stretches at home - 5 simple stretches

Do yoga with me -  Free yoga videos

* Fitness Blender - Free Fitness Videos

* Cosmic Kids Yoga - Kid friendly fitness videos

* Daily Caring - Free fitness videos for Seniors

Virtual Field Trips

* Houston Zoo - 6 animal web cams

* Philadelphia Zoo - Online zoo learning 

* Carnegie Hall - Live stream performances

* San Diego Zoo - 11 animal web cams

* Animal Conversation - San Diego Zoo conservation efforts

* Boston Children's Museum - Museum Virtual Tour

* Georgia Aquarium - 8 live web cams 

* Metropolitan Opera -  Met's series of free opera streams

* National Park Tours -  5 Virtual National Park tours

* US National Parks -  31 Guided tours on Google Earth

* Explore Animal Cams - Tons of live animals cams

* Art Share LA - Daily performances

* NASA -  Space webcam and activities 

Educational Resources

* Virtual Storytime w/ Library staff - Monday-Wednesday at 12pm and Thursday at 10am

* Prenda Code Club - coding tutorials for kids ages 8-18

* - Live, on-demand homework help & test prep; ESL and Citizenship support; Career resources

* eBooks for Adults, Teens and Kids - eBooks and e-audio books from home

* PBS SoCal - At home learning 

* TumbleBooksLibrary - access to children's eBooks 

* Britannica Kids (English/Spanish) - Use your MPK Library card to access 

* Scholastic Learn at Home - Educational Resources

* USA Learns - Resources for ESL and Citizenship activities 

Learn a new language - Free Duolingo app to learn 36 languages

* Rosetta Stone for kids - 3 free months for students to learn a new language

* Gale Curriculum - Content for Pre-K to Undergraduate** Contact the MPK Bruggemeyer Library circulation desk at (626)307-1366, Monday through Friday 9am-6pm to get a digital library card**

Disclaimer – The City of Monterey Park does not endorse or receive funds for any of the resources provided on this page. If you have any questions regarding the content included on this page, please contact