Per the March 29 Press Release from the Mayor's Office, both Libraries and the Bookmobile, the Callahan Center, and Loring Arena remain closed to the public until May 4.
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From Jonathan O'Dell, Assistive Technology and Training Specialist, Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:
In the age groups most affected by this terrible disease, anywhere from 30% to 50% are considered to be living with profound hearing loss that significantly impacts communication. Imagine being sick and isolated and being in the hospital, not being able to hear, and not being able to speech-read medical providers wearing personal protective equipment such as masks! To at least partially resolve this issue we created the attached tool, which can be used by medical providers, first responders, caregivers, anyone who finds it beneficial.
The two page card is displayed below. Click each image to enlarge. Click here for the Coronavirus Communication Tool in pdf format.
Click the Redeem button which will take you to the nytimes.com log in page. You will receive a code, which gives you access for three days. There are no limits to how many times you can redeem a code.
If this is your first time redeeming a code, you must sign up with an email and create a password.
If this is not your first time redeeming a code, login with your email and password.
For further assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amazon is making some of its family-friendly programming available for free on Prime Video as a response to the COVID-19 crisis. Content is available to all Amazon customers — no Prime membership is required. (If you do not have an Amazon account, you will have to create one.)
We're pleased to announce that hold redelivery is now live! Hold redelivery is a new feature that gives you more control over your holds. This means you are able to defer checking out a hold when it becomes available. The feature is available on both Libby and Overdrive. Read more about this new feature from Overdrive.
We are currently tutoring a number of students remotely with the Zoom app. If this is something that would interest your K-12 student, please contact email@example.com. We will be happy to work with your student!
For more information about the Homework Center, visit the Homework Center page.
Due to COVID-19 and the closure of the Library, the Friends are unable to accept any donations at this time. We will update you when we are up and running again. Please do not leave donations outside Library doors or near book drops. Thank you.