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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

 

Online Chair Yoga Begins Thursday


Online Chair Yoga Begins Thursday 4-2-20
Join local yoga instructor Catrina Ledoux on Thursday at 10:30AM through Zoom.

Catrina will lead you through gentle yoga poses designed for beginners, seniors, anyone with limited mobility from injury or illness, and let's face it--anyone who is bored being stuck at home!

For instructions on how to join the online session on Zoom email your name and local address to the library.

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Happy Census Day!

Happy Census Day! 4-1-20


Census Day is important, because whenever you complete your 2020 Census, you should count everyone living (or sleeping) in your home most of the time as of April 1—whether you are related to them or not. 

Respond now at 2020CENSUS.GOV.

Learn More Here...
What is the 2020 Census?
Who to Count on Your Census
Impact in Your Community
How the Census Bureau Protects Your Data

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

 

New National Crayon Day At-Home Storytime Now Available




Did you know it's National Crayon Day?  Miss Alexis knew, and she posted a new At-Home Storytime about crayons.  Hope you enjoy it and don't forget your coloring page!  This video is available through April 3rd.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

 

This Week @ Your Online Library...


Something for Everyone

At-Home Storytime with Miss Alexis
Join Miss Alexis this week for a short crayon themed storytime on YouTube.  Watch our Facebook page on Tuesday for the link, and don't forget to bring your crayons for National Crayon Day fun!
Check out "Miximal Mondays with Ben Clanton"
Draw LIVE on Mondays from 9:00-9:30 via Instagram with children's author/illustrator Ben Clanton, creator of Narwhal & Jellyfish! Archived videos will be available at www.benclanton.com.
Visit the Hogwarts Digital Escape Room
Complete this Harry Potter themed digital escape room as a group or as an individual. Compete against friends and try it multiple times. 
This digital escape room was created by Sydney Krawiec, Youth Services Librarian at Peters Township Public Library in McMurray, PA.
Free Resources from Calm
Enjoy this curated collection from Calm.com designed to support your mental and emotional wellness through this time.  This free collection includes soothing meditations, calm music, sleep stories, calming movement exercises, and more.
Online Library Resources to Use While We're Closed
Use your library card number and password to enjoy our online offerings while we're closed!**
NEW: Stream a film with Kanopy.
• Download ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines through New Hampshire Downloadable Books (OverDrive).
• Begin learning a new language with Mango Languages.
• Learn computer, business, and technical skills with Lynda.
• Read magazine and journal articles on your favorite subjects with EBSCO.
• View our newest materials and place a hold from Pinterest.
 
**Don't  have a library card? Get a temporary online library card by emailing your name, local address, email address, and phone number.  We'll send you a library card number and password.

**Have a library card but you've forgotten your password? Go here and click on "Forgot your password?" and enter your 14-digit library card number and your email address.  If you have forgotten your library card number or email address used when you registered, email us and we'll get back to you.

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Friday, March 27, 2020

 

Free Movie Streaming Now Available for a Limited Time


Now FREE to library card holders through April 30th to help soothe your COVID-19 woes!

Kanopy is an on-demand film streaming service. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting acml.kanopy.com.

Visit Kanopy for Kids for a collection of educational and entertaining movies and TV series.

Films can be streamed at no cost from any computer, television, mobile device, or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, Amazon Fire Table, AppleTV, Chromecast, or Roku.

Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema, with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

Get Started
• Go to acml.kanopy.com or acml.kanopy.com/kids
Enter your 14-digit library card number to start streaming
To use a Kanopy app, set up an account through your browser
Start streaming 

Explore Content
Hover over "Browse" for a list of categories
Click on "Browse" for a detailed list of subjects

This service is courtesy of Kanopy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

 

New Elephant and Piggie Storytime Now Available


New Elephant and Piggie Storytime No Available 3-24-20
Join Miss Alexis for a short but sweet Elephant and Piggie storytime!  When you're finished, check out these activity pages.  This storytime video is available from March 24-27.

Let us know how much you love Elephant and Piggie!

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Monday, March 23, 2020

 

Sign Up for the Town Emergency Notification System


Were you one of the people who did not receive the Town's message last week concerning  changes at Town Hall during the pandemic?  Don't be left out again.

Register or update your contact information at https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/F9701CCB8737

Don't miss the next COVID-19 update or other future emergency situations or critical community alerts.

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This Week @ Your Online Library...

this week @ your library... March 23-29, 2020
All Week
The Library Remains Closed to the Public
We remain closed through at leat April 4th.  Stay tuned...

Temporary Online Library Cards
Spread the word: temporary library cards are being issued to any Litchfield resident who would like to access our online resources. To get a 6-month online library card, the would-be cardholder should email us their name, local address, email address, and phone number.  We will send them their new library card number and password.

For Little Kids
Storytime with Miss Alexis
Miss Alexis is posting a short storytime each week on YouTube.  When it's ready we'll post a link on our Facebook page.

Storyline Online
Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.  It's a very entertaining site!

For Littles, Elementary, Tween, and Teens
A Curated Collection on Audible is Free
As long as schools are out, Audible is hosting a free selections of stories for kids of all ages.

For Everyone
Online Library Resources to Use While We're Closed
Use your library card number and password to enjoy our online offerings while we're closed!**
• Download ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines through New Hampshire Downloadable Books (OverDrive).
• Begin learning a new language with Mango Languages.
• Learn computer, business, and technical skills with Lynda.
• Read magazine and journal articles on your favorite subjects with EBSCO.
• View our newest materials and place a hold from Pinterest.

**If you have forgotten your password, go here and click on "Forgot your password?" and enter your 14-digit library card number and your email address.  If you have forgotten your library card number or email address used when you registered, email us and we'll get back to you.

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Temporary Library Cards Available for Online Resources Only


Do you know someone who would benefit from access to our online resources?  Please let them know they can get a temporary online library card simply by sending us an email.  The email should include their name, local address, email address, and phone number.

Once received and processed, we will send them their library card number with a password to use with New Hampshire Downloadable Books, Mango Languages, Lynda.com, and EBSCO.  The card will be good for 6 months. 

When the library reopens, temporary online cards can be converted to regular library cards for use both online and at the library.  The temporary card holder will  just need to show us their driver's license!


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Monday, March 16, 2020

 

Library Closed to Public Due to COVID-19 Pandemic


In consideration of the well-being of our staff and community, based on the evidence that social distancing inhibits the spread of disease, the library is closed until further notice. Please watch the library website and social media accounts for more updates. (edited 3-31-20)

THE BASICS
HOLDS AWAITING PICK-UP
Awaiting holds may be scheduled for picked-up by calling the library at 424-4044 Monday thru Friday between 10AM and 3PM.

FINES
No fines will accrue until one week after the library reopens.

OUTDOOR BOOK DROP LOCKED
Please keep your items at home and return them once the library reopens.

NEW HOLDS AND INTERLIBRARY LOAN REQUESTS
Requests can be made, but items will not be pulled/requested until after the closure ends.

OPPORTUNITES WHILE THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED
STORYTIME WITH MISS ALEXIS (added 3-23-20)
Miss Alexis is posting a short storytime each week on YouTube.  When it's ready we'll post a link on our Facebook page. The current week's storytime is available for four days only, Tuesday-Friday.


TEMPORARY ONLINE LIBRARY CARDS (added 3-23-20)
Temporary library cards are being issued to any Litchfield resident who would like to access our online resources. To get a 6-month online library card, the would-be cardholder should email us their name, local address, email address, and phone number.  We will send them their new library card number and password.

FREE DIGITAL COLLECTIONS AVAILABLE DURING CLOSURE
All digital collections and resources remain available 24/7.
Overdrive—Download ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines.
EBSCOhost—Search for articles from journals and magazines.
Lynda.com—Learn computer, business, and technical skills.
Mango Languages—Learn a new language.
Kanopy—Stream films free thru April 30th. (added 3-31-20)

OTHER ONLINE OPPORTUNITIES
A compilation of websites identified each week in "This Week @ Your Online Library..." (added 3-31-20)

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19
Get up-to-date information here. (added 3-31-20)

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