The Library provides a wide array of digital offerings, including e-books, audiobooks, magazines, and streaming movies through our e-Branch.
NBPL Stories and Games for Kids added Virtual Storytimes to its Virtual Programming.
Internet Archive has suspended wait lists on their 1.4M-large lending library, now called the National Emergency Library. No hold queue through June 30 or the end of the national emergency, “whichever is later.”
While our in-library programs are on hold, we hope you enjoy some recent Virtual Library programs.
COVID-19 Library Resources
California State Library COVID-19 resources page with links to California Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control, and World Health Organization
Additional Resources for readers
Tips on holding a digital book club
Audible (for as long as schools are closed, we’re open)
Project Gutenberg Library: free ebooks (public domain—classics)
Politics and Prose Bookstore: Live, online events with authors
Career Visioning. These resources were created to help students, job seekers, career changers, and those seeking greater work/life satisfaction.
Jamie Beck started a podcast and featured a few library resources
Resources for families
A list of educational companies offering resources at no cost
Environmental education at home, from the Kentucky Environmental Education Council
The Facebook group Storytime Underground compiled a list of of children’s authors and illustrators who are either offering classes/activities, reading aloud from their books or giving permission for their books to be read aloud online by educators.
Find live author readings and other streamed storytime events on this calendar .
Check your local library for online storytime and ideas for children. See examples at:
Santa Barbara Library: Links to online read-alongs
Vermont School Library Association: Curated, comprehensive list by public librarians and educators.
This page is updated regularly with additional content and resources for our patrons and community.