Libraries Across Tri-State Area Provide Plenty Of Resources Online

Joe Avellar
March 28, 2020 - 8:15 pm

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NEW YORK (WCBS 88) — Looking for something to do with the kids?

Take them to the library. Not the physical building, of course. Those are closed because of the coronavirus,  but libraries across the Tri-State area are all virtual now and have plenty of resources available for all ages.

For example, the Brooklyn Public Library holds storytime on the branch's Facebook page.

Fritzy Bodenheimer, press officer for the Brooklyn Public Library, says there is a lot more available online.

"Lots of e-books and newspapers that you can read for free and magazines. You can also learn a language. With your library card we also have free access to which a lot of people know you can learn software and technology and creative skills on the site with self-paced tutorials," Bodenheimer said.

From books to movies, there's plenty available for those homebound and bored.

"This is a time that you can take advantage of all of our online resources," said Alice Knapp, president of the Ferguson Library in Stamford.

The Brooklyn Public Library's business and career center is also open virtually for those worried about their careers and future.

And if you don't have a library card you can apply for one online as well. 

And don't worry about any overdue books. They're being automatically renewed until the crisis is over.

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