There are so many wonderful companies and organizations now offering free access to their sites and resources. I can’t possibly list them all, but here are a couple that may be of interest.
National Emergency Library
The Internet Archive is a nonprofit group which has made over 4 million books available online for free.
Go on a virtual field trip!
Virtual Field Trips for everyone
Don’t forget Overdrive for ebooks and audiobooks, and both Overdrive & Flipster for a great online magazine selection. I love to read magazines on my iPad – none of those annoying cards fall out! See links to the right.
Please fill out your 2020 Census. There are only a few questions and they are not hard! This information is critical as it is used to determine:
– representation at the State & Federal levels
– funding for towns & cities
– school funding
– library funding
– health & safety funding.
The information is confidential. It can be completed online, by phone, or by mail. If you do not complete your census, a census worker will definitely be knocking on the door. Everyone counts and everyone is important!
The wi-fi at the library is on 24/7 and can be easily accessed in the parking lot (also a quiet place if you need a temporary break from being at home) with no password required.
I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. I am fairly sure the library will be closed through the end of April. The Friends are already working on a new date for Spring Market Day and planning the Garage Sale Day. That will be a great place to sell all the things you have been cleaning out of every nook and cranny in the house! I will add dates as soon as they are finalized.
Take care. I miss seeing all my library friends!