Library COVID-19 Response

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Service Update

Curbside service has now ended at Staunton Public Library, and our book-drops are locked. Please keep any items you have checked out until we reopen in April. We have extended most due dates until that time and are working on getting all other check-outs extended, too. And remember - we are NOT charging overdue fees right now!

In the coming days, we will be reaching out by telephone to those of you that still have arrived holds.

If you have recently returned an item via the outdoor book-drop and it's still showing as checked out on your account, it's because we have been quarantining all returns and courier items as a precaution to protect our employees as they handle materials. Please be patient: we will be working day by day to slowly and safely check-in all remaining returns.

Staff members are still here to help you access and navigate our many digital library resources. You can call us at (540) 332-3902 Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or email library@ci.staunton.va.us

Speaking of digital resources, now is the time to give them a try! We have temporarily renewed all cards that have expired since 1/1/2019 so that you can immediately access our online collections. If you still have trouble or are blocked due to fines, please call us right away. We are trying to be as flexible as possible to allow you the chance to have leisure and educational materials. When you register or log in to each individual resource, don't forget that most Staunton Public Library cards have a capital letter at the end!

Online Resources

Librarians have curated a Google Document with free educational resources and virtual tours. If you are practicing social distancing and/or self-isolation, you can still access the following resources online with your library card.

 Immediate Learning

  • Universal Class – access to online courses in over 30 subject areas.
  • Rocket Languages – an awarding-winning interactive system to learn at your own pace.

 Downloadable Materials

  • Libby/OverDrive – for downloadable ebooks and audiobooks.
  • RBDigital – for downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. There’s no wait for magazines!
  • Hoopla: Music, movies & TV shows, comics, and eBooks & audiobooks to stream or download to your device. Requires your PIN.
  • Open Library – for downloadable ebooks for some out of print titles and others in the public domain.
  • Standard Ebooks – for a curated selection of ebook titles in the public domain.
  • Audio Book Cloud – all ages audio book database
  • Romance Book Cloud – a collection of steamy Romance novels

 Library of Virginia databases

  • Find It Virginia - A carefully curated selection of authoritative databases, online learning products, and digital reading content (both text and audio) for Virginians of all ages. Provided by the Library of Virginia.
  •  Gale Legal Forms - Find downloadable, fillable forms for basic legal transactions, current to Virginia code. Leases, sales contracts, powers of attorney, etc.
  • Career Transitions - Create a resume and cover letter or browse new career paths. Provided by the Library of Virginia.

 Kids & Teens

  • TumbleBook Library - K-6 children's ebook database
  • Tumble Math - K-6 children's math database
  • Teen Book Cloud - gr 7-12 ebook database
  • Early Learning by World Book - Early Learning is an interactive website for young learners eager to explore information about the world around them. If prompted for library card number, please leave off the letter at the end.
  • Cricket Media Collection from EBSCO -The eBook Cricket Media Collection includes more than 400 titles in eBook format and is suitable for Children grades Pre-K through 8th.
  • International Children’s Digital Library - Features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5.
  • Kids Infobits - Features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5.
  • Scholastic Learn at Home – Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing

Health

  • CDC - United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Virginia Department of Health – updates about COVID-19 outbreak in Virginia
  • Medline Plus - The National Institutes of Health's website produced by the National Library of Medicine.