As the states and experts urge people to practice social distancing, and issue “stay at home” orders to avoid contact to help flatten the curve of the spread of the coronavirus, some people are finding themselves with more time on their hands. There is a positive note where that museums and libraries around the world are inspiring people to stay curious and interested by offering free virtual tours, exhibits, eBooks, eAudio and academic databases to enjoy from their homes.
For now, while many institutions remain closed for March and most of April for the time being in the name of public health you can still view the online photography exhibit from the Littleton Museum as well view the YouTube video of their exhibit “The Way We Played” and check out all the online resources the Bemis Library has to offer! So, If you’re craving art and culture, books and resources amid a lockdown, here is your chance to take in all they have that the Littleton Museum and the Bemis Library have to offer without ever having to leave your couch!
Below are a few things you can do online with your library card. At Bemis Library their digital library is always open and free with your library card – don’t have a library card? Sign up today!
- Access over 40 databases online
- Read eBooks and eAudiobooks on your computer, smartphone, or tablet with OverDrive and Hoopla
- Read eMagazines on your computer, smartphone, or tablet with RBDigital and Flipster
- Read and watch children’s eBooks with Tumblebooks
- Stream movies with Kanopy
- Learn a new language with Mango Languages
- Browse staff book and movie recommendations
- Request a personalized book or movie list