LIBRARY RESPONSE AND REOPENING INFORMATION

Virtual Experiences for When You’re Stuck at Home

Virtual Museum Tours – Use Google Arts and Culture to “take a walk” through museums located all over the planet (or, in the case with the tour of the International Space Station, in space)
Explore.com Livecams – Follow one of ninety-nine nature livecams from each of the continents
Digital Escape Room – This spy-themed mission takes you around the world (virtually, of course) solving clues

Books, Music, Videos and More Available From Home

Hoopla – Streaming audiobooks, movies, music and TV series
Overdrive – Download e-books and audiobooks
RBDigital – Download e-books and audiobooks
SimplyE and CT eGO – Download e-books and audiobooks
National Emergency Library – Download e-books from a temporary collection curated by the Internet Archives

General Information about Coronavirus 2019

Coronavirus Taskforce 
Centers for Disease Control
(CDC)
National Institute for Health (NIH)
World Health Organization (WHO)
The Importance of Social Distancing (WashingtonPost)
US Spread of COVID-19 (Timelapse Video)
COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports (Google)

Local Resources

CT Department of Public Health
Torrington Area Health District
Town of Plymouth
Plymouth Public Schools

Mental Health Resources

COVID-19 Information and Resources (nami.org)
Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease Outbreak (SAMHSA)
2-1-1 of Connecticut (United Way)
Care for your Coronavirus Anxiety (Shine/Mental Health America)

Resources for Children

Talking to Kids about Coronavirus
FREE Digital Book: “COVIBOOK: a Book for Kids about Coronavirus”
FREE Digital Book:  “Shubert and Sophie Stay Home: a Book for Kids about Social Distancing” (Conscious Discipline)
FREE Digital Book:  “Coronavirus: a Book for Children” by Axel Scheffler (author of “The Gruffalo”)

Unemployment Assistance

Guidance for Workers and Employers Impacted by COVID-19 (State of CT)
CT DOL Unemployment Services
COVID-19 and the American Workplace
CARES Act
Family First Coronavirus Response Act
ZipRecruiter Insights – A Guide to Unemployment Benefits by State

DIY Face Mask Patterns

DIY Personal Face Mask Pattern
DIY Face Mask Pattern for Healthcare Workers and Patients
Where to Donate Locally