Stafford Library
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Stafford Library will be closed beginning Monday 3/16/20


COVID-19 Update:

Beginning Monday, March 16, by order of the Town of Stafford's First Selectman and Stafford's Emergency Management Department, Stafford Library will be closed to the public until further notice.

For your convenience all fines will be waived and due dates extended until the library reopens. All programs, events and meetings have been canceled.

Curbside Pickup

Stafford Library is pleased to announce that beginning Monday May 4th, we will be offering curbside pickup of library materials!

This service will be available Monday - Friday from 10:30 am - 3:30 pm.

To ensure maximum safety of library staff and library patrons, the following guidelines have been established:

• Library patrons can request up to 10 books or other materials in two ways; either by placing holds using our online catalog or by calling the library. The patron will be notified when their hold is ready.

• Holds can only be made for items owned by the Stafford Library (it is not possible to borrow items from other libraries at this time).

• Patrons will call the library (Mon-Fri between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm) to let us know they are in the driveway in front of the library. Patrons will stay in their vehicles.

• Staff will take the patron's bagged items outside and place them on a table/cart that will be located under the overhang at the front entrance.

• Staff will go back inside.

• Once staff is inside the library, patrons can get out of their vehicle and retrieve their bagged items.

• Patrons who have items to return should put them in our drop box. We ask that patrons do not to enter the library.

• Returned items will be sanitized and quarantined for one week before being checked in and placed back into circulation.

• Items must be returned at Stafford Library.

We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we establish this new way to safely provide you with service.

Please call us if you have any questions, 860-684-2852.


COVID-19 Information & Resources

For more information on Connecticut's response to COVID-19, visit www.ct.gov/coronavirus

You can also call 2-1-1 or text "CTCOVID" to 898211

Centers for Disease Control

CT Department of Labor - Unemployment Online Portal

My Hero is You, Storybook for Children on COVID-19


Stafford Library's Facebook Page

Stafford Library's Facebook Page
Check out Stafford Library's Facebook page for links to helpful resources, programs, and virtual story times with Miss Debbie and Miss Jess. Join us on Facebook for storytime at 10:15 am to watch it live! (You may have to select "video" on the left hand side.)

Look for our other virtual programs!

At-Home-Challenge click here to enter

To follow us on Facebook click here


RBDigital Collection

RBDigital Collection
Access the Connecticut State Library's eAudio and eBook collection from RBDigital!

Visit RBDigital and select the "register" option on the top, right side of the page and follow these simple steps:

- Create a user name and password
- Use ctstatelib20 for the access code (requested under "Library Information")
- Provide first name, last name, e-mail, and postal code
- Check the box to accept the terms of service and privacy policy
- Click on the "register" button

Click this link to start reading today: RBDigital


Abdo Digital Library

Abdo Digital Library
Free digital content available through June 2020!



Abdo zoom online database for grades preK-2

Online digital library for grades preK-6

Online digital library for grades 5-12


Sebco Books

Sebco Books
Instant access to free eBooks across all reading levels, both fiction & nonfiction!

The use of these free eBooks will be available through 6/30/2020.

Click the following link to access these books (enter 1 as the ID number):

Sebco FREE eBooks


hoopla's Bonus Borrows Collection

hoopla's Bonus Borrows Collection
As a way to help provide more content to our patrons during this difficult time, hoopla is proud to announce a new Bonus Borrows Collection with more than 1,100 top titles and hoopla favorites. Items borrowed from the Bonus Borrows collection do not count against your allotted five monthly borrows.

The hoopla link can be found on the right-hand side of this page...you just need your Library card number to access it.


TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks
TumbleBooks, a collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, books, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games are now available free. Click the links below to start reading today.



TumbleBookLibrary - K-6 children's ebook database

TumbleMath - K-6 math ebook database

TeenBookCloud - gr 7-12 ebook database

AudioBookCloud - all ages audio book database

RomanceBookCloud - steamy romance novels for the older crowd


Upcoming Library Events
All on-site events are temporarily on hold due to the Covid-19 Crisis.
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