COVID-19 Resources

 


 COVID-19 Local Resources

Emergency Order from Mayor Nancy R. Rossi in Response to COVID-19– West Haven Mayor Nancy R. Rossi issues Emergency Order. (March 17, 2020)

City of West Haven COVID-19 Updates- City of West Haven Resource page regarding COVID-19.

West Haven Public Schools Food Service Information regarding breakfast and lunch meals for students while schools are closed.


Additional COVID-19 Resources

CDC– Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

CT.gov -Connecticut’s Official State Website for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

IRS.gov- Tax Day Extended until July 15, 2020.

WHO– World Health Organization

Yale New Haven Health– Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information on the YNHH call center for patients and the community who have questions about COVID-19.


Library Resources Online

WHPL’s Digital Library Links to digital resources such as Hoopla, Overdrive, Libby, and RBDigital to access free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, magazines, and more!

WHPL Resources– Resources such as: Career and Job Searching, Research and Genealogical, Legal, Medical, Local, Tax, Census, and Health.

WHPL’s Youtube Channel Access instructional videos on how to access our digital content.


Online Resources for Kids and Teens

Abdo Digital Bookshelf (Pre-K through 8) Educational eBooks and digital resources for grades Pre-K through 8.

Abdo Digital Bookshelf (Grades 5 through12)-  Educational eBooks and digital resources for Grades 5 through 12..

Access Mars with Google The real surface of Mars recorded by NASA’s Curiosity Rover.

Audible– Free Audiobooks for Kids and Teens in 6 different languages.

Audiobook Cloud– all ages Audiobook database.

Care.com Activities–  25 after-school activities and games for every type of kid.

Dog Man Digital Escape Room– Dog Man Reading Escape Room activity for elementary age kids.

Kahn Academy– Khan Academy is a nonprofit provider of free online educational resources “with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Resources are for students from pre-school through high school in the areas of math, science and engineering, arts and humanities, economics and finance, and more.

Kate Messner Authors and illustrators share resources for learning from anywhere.

Kidlit TV– Read-aloud stories, crafts, activities, and more.

The Learning Lab The Learning Lab from the Smithsonian provides access to millions of digital resources from across the institutions. You will also find collections that include lessons, activities, and recommended resources made by Smithsonian museum educators and classroom teachers.

Mommypoppins– Activities and resources for parents.

NPR Coronavirus Comic– a comic for kids explaining the COVID-19 coronavirus.

OER COmmons– A central directory for open educational resources (OERS), which are free online courses, lectures, textbooks, and more, including resources for children from preschool through high school.

PBS Kids– Educational videos, games, and activities.

Rainy Day Projects– craft and project ideas.

RBDigital– EBooks, Audiobooks, magazines and more! No Library card required. Select  the register option on the right side of the page and create a user name and password. Use ctstatelib20 for the access code then provide first name, last name, e-mail, and postal code.  Accept the terms of service and privacy policy then click on register.

Sebco Books- Library and Educational eBooks for children and Teens. Username: keepreading   Password: sebco   ID#: 1

Scholastic Learn at Home– Gr. Pre-K and up. Day-by-Day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

Teen Book Cloud– Gr. 7-12 eBook database.

Tips from a Homeschool Mom With schools closed, many of us are facing the challenges of teaching our children at home for the first time. While our schools and teachers are working hard to provide lessons and resources, we may still feel overwhelmed by the prospect of our children learning at home. We reached out to Jennifer Frost, head of the Haven Schole homeschooling group in West Haven and founder of the college counseling company College Fit, for her advice.

Tumblebooks– K-6 children’s eBook database.

Tumblemath– K-6 math eBook database.

VIZ– Free manga content.

West Haven Public Library’s YouTube Channel– Story Time Videos and resources on how to access digital content from home.


Online Resources for Adults

100 Women of the Year– Time ‘s list of the most influential women of the past century.

Audiobook Cloud– all ages audiobook database.

Best Fiction of 2019 -A list of some of the best fiction from 2019 as selected by several publications. All titles listed are available as e-books or audiobooks.

Best Mysteries and Thrillers 2019 Online A list of some of the best mysteries and thrillers from 2019 as selected by several publications. All titles listed are available as e-books or audiobooks.

Best Nonfiction of 2019– A list of some of the best nonfiction from 2019 as selected by several publications. All titles listed are available as e-books or audiobooks.

Coursera– Online courses, many free, from almost 200 universities and companies around the world.

EdX– An online platform for education and learning. edX was founded by Harvard and MIT as a way to share courses with the world. edX provides courses from universities and companies from around the world. Many free courses available.

Epic Reads– 16 Books That Will Speak to Your Introverted Soul.

Google Arts and Culture– explore high definition art, explore culture in 360 degrees, tour famous sites and landmarks, and much more.

Great Books on Food– There’s so much more to food than just recipes…. Check out these great books on food, including chef’s memoirs, histories, journalistic explorations, and more.
Home Depot DIY Digital Workshops Over 2,000 online tutorials on home improvement projects.

How to Play App– An app that offers the complete rules to over 75 card games.

The Metropolitan Opera– The Metropolitan Opera in New York City is offering free nightly streams of operas while the opera house is shut down due to COVID-19.

OER Commons A central directory for open educational resources (OERS), which are free online courses, lectures, textbooks, and more.

Pulitzer Prize Winners for Fiction 2000 to 2019 A list of award-winning fiction available for download from the library.

Romance Book Cloud– a collection of romance novels.

TED  The online home of TED Talks, TEDX, and more, providing talks on a wide array of topics by innovative speakers.

Tips from a Homeschool Mom With schools closed, many of us are facing the challenges of teaching our children at home for the first time. While our schools and teachers are working hard to provide lessons and resources, we may still feel overwhelmed by the prospect of our children learning at home. We reached out to Jennifer Frost, head of the Haven Schole homeschooling group in West Haven and founder of the college counseling company College Fit, for her advice.

Virtual Museum Tours Museums from around the world offering Virtual Tours from home.