Announcements

NEW HOURS:

Monday 9:30-5
Wednesday 1-6
Friday 9:30-5

Contactless pickup will be still be available, upon request.

There will still be a few restrictions:
– Only 12 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! 😉
– Patrons will be limited to browsing the front room of the library. 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 by phone at 401-884-5524, or through e-mail at staff@davisvillefreelibrary.org. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Now Available: Storytime-at-Home kits! Contact the library to reserve one for your little one!

Storytime-at-Home Kits

RESOURCES FOR RESIDENTS

NKSD Reopening Plans

Apply for a Library Card

Fight Misinformation about COVID-19

RI Department of Health

Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety, a project by Shine
Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty.  

Childmind.org, a resource for parents
Check out tools for parents for coping with kids’ questions about COVID-19.

2020 Census
Go 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.

Guidelines on Cloth Face Coverings from the CDC

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:
1-800-656-4673
Online chat available

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Helpline:
1-800-662-4357

Crisis Text Line:
Text HOME to 741741

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!

Julie’s Library
Every week, Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton will settle into the reading nook for a new story.

Sparkle Stories
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.

Read Brightly
One of my favorite bookish sites has some great ideas for resources and activities to use while the kids are at home. 

Storyline Online
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!

Code.org
Learn how to code!

Go Noodle
Movement and mindfulness for kids!

Crash Course
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.

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.

Authorfy
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!