Starting June 8th, the Davisville Free Library will be partially open for browsing. By appointment, patrons will be able to come in and browse through the library’s materials, use our computers and printing services, and ask for reference help from Amanda or TJ.
You’ll be able to choose to pick up holds inside rather than through curbside if you would prefer. Holds will be limited to 5 at a time per card, but we will be receiving limited delivery from other libraries.
Hours will be Tuesdays 9 am – 1 pm, Wednesdays 2 pm – 6 pm, and Thursdays 12 pm – 4 pm.
There will be a few restrictions:
– Browsing will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Only one family will be allowed in the library at a time. Email us or call to schedule an appointment.
– Appointments will be limited to 15 minutes.
– 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! 😉
– Patrons will be limited to browsing the front room of the library ONLY. However, we are bringing a variety of books for adults, children, and teens into the front room for browsing purposes.
– If the library has a book you want on the shelf further back in the library, Amanda or TJ will be happy to retrieve it for you.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us here, at 401-884-5524, or through firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re looking forward to seeing you!
RESOURCES FOR RESIDENTS
NKSD Talk Feedable
If your family is in need of some help with food, check out NKSD Talk Feedable. Free 5 day supply of breakfast, lunch, and snacks at 2 locations! Children need not be present.
Tuesday and Friday from 11AM – 2PM at Davisville Middle School or Kingstown Crossing!
Check their Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/nksdtalkfeedable/
Apply for a Library Card
Fight Misinformation about COVID-19
Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health
Access an info sheet on protecting your mental health during an outbreak or period of social distancing at this link.
Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety, a project by Shine
Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty. https://www.virusanxiety.com/
Childmind.org, a resource for parents
Check out tools for parents for coping with kids’ questions about COVID-19.
Go to https://2020census.gov and fill out your census if you haven’t already. Why is this important? The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location.
Register to Vote
You can register or update/check your voter registration at vote.ri.gov.
Disaster Distress Helpline:
1-800-985-5990 (TTY 1-800-846-8517) or text TalkWithUs to 66746
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
1-800-273-8255 (TTY 1-800-799-4889)
Online chat available
National Domestic Violence Hotline:
1-800-799-7233 (TTY 1-800-799-7233) or text LOVEIS to 22522
National Sexual Assault Hotline:
Online chat available
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Helpline:
Crisis Text Line:
Text HOME to 741741
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE
Tumblebooks is providing free access to their collections through August 31st of this year. Check them out below!
www.TumbleBookLibrary.com – K-6 children’s ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books
www.TumbleMath.com – K-6 math ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
www.TeenBookCloud.com – gr 7-12 ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
www.AudioBookCloud.com – all ages audio book database
Direct Link: https://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
www.RomanceBookCloud.com – a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Direct Link: https://www.romancebookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
AskRI: Rhode Island’s Statewide Reference Resource Center
Access World Book, EBSCOhost databases, Udemy, Flipster, Learning Express Library, and Mango Languages! https://www.askri.org
OLIS Online Learning & Enrichment
Check out this libguide with many links to quality resources, organized by age. https://olis-ri.libguides.com/online
The Princess in Black and the Case of the Coronavirus
The Princess in Black explains the steps we need to take during this pandemic: https://www.princessinblack.com/
Distance Learning Helpline
Are you having trouble with distance learning? Could you use some help? Check out the RI Distance Learning Helpline, staffed by volunteers, including Fuse RI Fellows, the RightClick, and librarians from public libraries across Rhode Island for assistance! Click the website below or call (904) 414-4927. https://highlanderinstitute.org/distance-learning-helpline/
Magic Tree House Home Adventures
Join Jack and Annie on your very own Magic Tree House Home Adventures! https://www.magictreehouse.com/go/
Every week, Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton will settle into the reading nook for a new story. https://www.julieslibraryshow.org
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. https://www.sparklestories.com/stuck-at-home/?fbclid=IwAR39p3uph3_R60hZQD2vozjp0PhGC2TKHCKAPJ2ycopjO_g93EaMjx4voEk
Virtual Museum Tours
Tour these famous museums in the comfort and safety of your own home at this link.
One of my favorite bookish sites has some great ideas for resources and activities to use while the kids are at home. https://www.readbrightly.com/educational-resources-activities/
Check out some of these videos with celebrities reading some amazing children’s books! https://www.storylineonline.net/
Scholastic At Home
Scholastic At Home is offering free daily learning resources for students who are unable to go to school at the moment. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
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. https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/08/walt-disney-imagineering-partners-with-khan-academy-to-bring-you-imagineering-in-a-box/
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: https://www.popsugar.com/family/exercise-dance-movement-youtube-channels-for-kids-47316017
Storytime From Space
Watch astronauts read stories from the International Space Station! https://storytimefromspace.com/library/
20 Virtual Field Trips
Travel the world while you have to be at home! https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html
Learn how to code! https://code.org/
Movement and mindfulness for kids! https://www.gonoodle.com/
Videos covering subjects from Literature and World History to Biology and Computer Science and everything in between. https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse/featured
Oliver Jeffers & Friends Read “The Day the Crayons Quit”
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. http://www.ala.org/…/…/content/TeenLiteraciesToolkit_WEB.pdf
Dav Pilkey and the Library of Congress
Check out great readings and drawing classes by Dav Pilkey, author/illustrator of Captain Underpants and Dog Man, among others. https://loc.gov/engage
Nightly Met Opera Streaming
Check out an opera by the Metropolitan Opera each night! https://www.metopera.org/
Access these free masterclasses on writing with children’s authors from the UK. Great content on the writing and publishing processes! https://authorfy.com
Harry Potter at Home
Check out these great Harry Potter resources at https://www.wizardingworld.com/news/introducing-hp-at-home
Make Your Own Read Poster
Make your own classic ALA READ poster! http://www.ilovelibraries.org/article/make-your-own-read%C2%AE-poster-free-tool?fbclid=IwAR2hSh4hdzznEYRJbV1MPjYM4CceGju3VPvR3qDWD8sacO7HgO22JqJJIQU
Goodnight Stories with Dolly Parton
Check out singer, actress, and philanthropist Dolly Parton reading bedtime stories here: https://youtu.be/tT9fv_ELbnE