By Tiffani Stewart, St. Charles City-County Library
You may have experienced some changes in your life lately. Instead of dinner out at the Mexican restaurant, you have more time to experiment with cooking at home. Instead of wine tastings on a Sunday afternoon, you can savor full glasses in the backyard...every day! Visits to library buildings are temporarily on hold, but you still have plenty of opportunities to stay active, productive, healthy, informed, and connected - with myLibrary at Home.
Learning On-the-Go: short video tutorials provide highlights from Library classes for children and adults. These include science experiments, toddler songs, baby sign language, and crafting for kids. For adults, there are quilting demonstrations and cooking lessons.
Staff Book Recommendations: with more time to read, customers can find their next favorites with help from Library staff. Whether you enjoy historical fiction, young adult alternate history, or books about gardening, there is a suggestion for you!
eLibrary: a library card provides access to thousands of online resources. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – our eLibrary is a treasure trove of entertainment and education. Whether you are sharpening your business skills, need help with schoolwork, or just want to watch a funny T.V. show, we have what you need.
• eBooks, eAudiobooks, Movies, and Music
• Homework Help and Research Tools
• Newspapers and Magazines
Limited-Time Resources: some popular online resources have generously changed their policies to accommodate our customers during this difficult time.
• Ancestry.com - family history information is available free at home with a library card.
• “Great Courses” on Kanopy - viewings of this prestigious educational series do not count against monthly checkout limits
• Foundation Directory Online - provides grant-seekers with home-based access to funding for nonprofits and businesses.
• Many more for kids and adults!
Virtual Classes & Events: customers can join story times, book discussion groups, technology tutoring, and more - online. See and interact with other customers and your favorite Library staff from the comfort of your living room.
We’re looking forward to the day when we will see you all again in person. But until the doors of our branches are again open to the public, you’re bound to find something new and exciting when you visit myLibrary.org/mylibrary-home 24/7 to discover all that it has to offer. And be sure to stay connected by signing up for email notifications and following the Library on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates and information.
No library card? Get one! St. Charles County residents who don’t have a library card can apply online right from the myLibrary at Home page. Tell a friend!
All library branches are currently closed to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Please visit our website for more information: myLibrary.org/covid-19