Beginning 11/30, in accordance with the Rhode Island “Pause”, the library will be open, but we ask that you continue to follow guidance around mask wearing and physical distancing. We also ask that you limit your visit to 15 minutes for browsing or 30 minutes for computer use. Contactless pickup will be still be available, upon request. Thank you!
The library is open for full browsing!
There will still be a few restrictions:
- Only 10 people will be allowed in the library at any time
- Patrons must wear masks or facial coverings to be allowed in the library.
- Patrons must maintain proper social distancing at all times. Please resist the urge to hug us! 😉
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone at 401-884-5524, or through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re looking forward to seeing you!
Now Available: Storytime-at-Home kits! Contact the library to reserve one for your little one!
RESOURCES FOR RESIDENTS
Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety, a project by Shine
Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty.
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
AskRI: Rhode Island’s Statewide Reference Resource Center
Access World Book, EBSCOhost databases, Udemy, Flipster, Learning Express Library, and Mango Languages!
OLIS Online Learning & Enrichment
Check out this libguide with many links to quality resources, organized by age.
The Princess in Black and the Case of the Coronavirus
The Princess in Black explains the steps we need to take during this pandemic.
Magic Tree House Home Adventures
Join Jack and Annie on your very own Magic Tree House Home Adventures!
Every week, Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton will settle into the reading nook for a new story.
Sparkle has put together a package of free stories and links to fun activities for stuck-at-home families everywhere, plus resources to help with fear and anxiety around COVID-19.
Virtual Museum Tours
Tour these famous museums in the comfort and safety of your own home.
One of my favorite bookish sites has some great ideas for resources and activities to use while the kids are at home.
Check out some of these videos with celebrities reading some amazing children’s books!
Scholastic At Home
Scholastic At Home is offering free daily learning resources for students who are unable to go to school at the moment.
Imagineering in a Box
Disney Imagineering partners with Khan Academy to offer this 32 video series in which Imagineers share how they use a wide range of skills – from story development and conceptual design, to math, physics and engineering – to create immersive experiences.
Exercise, Dance, & Movement for Kids
If your kids are in need of some ways to get out their energy while they’re stuck in the house, try some of these options!
Storytime From Space
Watch astronauts read stories from the International Space Station!
20 Virtual Field Trips
Travel the world while you have to be at home!
Learn how to code!
Movement and mindfulness for kids!
Videos covering subjects from Literature and World History to Biology and Computer Science and everything in between.
Teen Literacies Toolkit
Looking for a guide on teaching your teen how to sift through the mountain of information they might see online regarding the coronavirus? The American Library Association has you covered with their Teen Literacies Toolkit.
Access these free masterclasses on writing with children’s authors from the UK. Great content on the writing and publishing processes!
Make Your Own Read Poster
Make your own classic ALA READ poster!