Helpful resources

during COVID-19 outbreak

Dear Patrons,

I know that we’re all trying to make the best of our current situation. Like so many other librarians across the country, I am trying to figure out how we can help our patrons cope.

There is an abundance of online resources, but sometimes it can be overwhelming to search through. My hope is to pass along ideas that you might not be aware of and to help keep you and your families smiling during this stressful time.

We'll add to this page and our Facebook page as time goes on. You can also receive more information from us by subscribing to our bimonthly eNewsletter, published every even month. Contact the library to be added to our list, or sign up online at the bottom of our homepage. 

In addition to the resources below, the Chesterfield Library provides you access to the NH Downloadable Books Consortium. With the LIBBY app, you can access fiction and nonfiction eBooks and audiobooks for adults and children. An extensive collection of EBSCO digital resources is also available. Contact the library for login information to these resources. 

Karen LaRue, Youth Librarian

Publishers are working to provide reading and learning materials to kids.

Junior Library Guild is offering free access to the JLG Digital online reading platform

JLG@HOME. They are offering unlimited access to read books online from any device with no limit to the number of users who can access the books. Titles enter and exit the digital stream regularly, so there are always new picks available.

HarperCollins is planning daily read-alouds and activities. 

Penguin Random House has a message about their licencing changes to allow for online read-alouds here.

Scholastic learn-at-home is offering free online resources during the crisis, including 20 days of lessons for grades pre-K to 9 and up to three hours of lessons a day.

Other Resources

NH PBS has a variety of resources to use to teach and learn at home.

LivBits Let's Keep Reading has this Google doc schedule listing authors and illustrators who will be holding live reading or interactive sessions.


Two of my favorites are Mo Willems and Jarrett Krosoczka:
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems - Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his "Lunch Doodle." Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together.

Draw everyday with Jarrett Krosoczka.

Author Kate DiCamillo is offering weekly writing prompts on YouTube.


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