More than 4,000 comics, graphic novels, and children's materials will be freely available to all West Virginia residents through the summer as part of a program between the West Virginia Library Commission and BiblioBoard. This project is intended to provide easy access to digital resources while also supporting statewide summer reading programs for all ages during the COVID-19 period. Anyone with a West Virginia IP address may access the collections through August 31, 2020. Find the West Virginia eBook Collection at https://wv-comics.biblioboard.com/home.
Choice "Shelter in Place" Newsletter
Choice has just launched a new newsletter, “Shelter in Place,” with a collection of links to free content provided by Choice and other publishers. Sign up at this link and check the box for the "Shelter in Place eNewsletter."
A growing list of free and expanded resources, COVID-19 clinical information, webinars, and support for distance learning and remote work.
Healthy Community Tools for Public Libraries
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the Public Library Association (PLA) created http://publiclibrary.health to provide health-related reference tools, training on health reference, and free databases.
LinkedIn Learning is offering free learning paths to help people adjust to a changing work environment or find a new job altogether. Courses address topics like job seeking, remote work, crisis communications, building resilience, and more. New courses may be added to the list at the link above as they are made available.
This page contains support for remote access to collections, advice on optimizing OCLC products and services during this time, information on free resources, and opportunities to connect and collaborate with other libraries.
In order to encourage reading and classroom read-aloud experiences, and to support schools and public libraries forced to close by the escalating COVID-19 outbreak, Penguin Random House is permitting teachers, librarians and booksellers to create and share story time and read-aloud videos and live events, according to certain guidelines. Extended through December 31, 2020. Go here for more information.
TumbleBooks, a provider of online children's book databases, is making its online libraries available for free to all schools and libraries until at least August 31. Its Flagship product, TumbleBook Library, is a collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, ebooks, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line Free TumbleBooks in order to receive free links to all three TumbleBooks databases so they can be shared and accessed by your patrons in their homes.
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