Online registration for an eCard is available to all  Grand Lake area residents.

Complete the form below to register for an eCard. A valid email address is required to receive your library eCard.

Your eCard allows access to:

  1. online databases
  2. place holds on library materials
  3. download eBooks and audiobooks
  4. download and stream music, and more

You must get a physical library card to:

  1. check out physical library materials
  2. pick up holds on physical items
  3. use public computers and printers

To convert your eCard to a physical library card, visit Langley Public Library in person with photo ID (if your photo ID does not have your current residential address, please bring any official document or piece of mail with your name and current residential address) as well as a verifiable phone number.

By clicking on the “Submit” button below, you agree to the following terms:

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“I agree to be responsible for all usage of this eCard and that all information I have given on this application is true, complete and accurate. I will notify the library immediately if I suspect my eCard is being used without my permission.”

Langley Public Library COVID-19 Information & Response

As we work through this week and try to figure out exactly how we can operate and best serve the needs of the community, we’ll be making suggestions and seeking clearance from the City and the library board to provide modified services. We will keep our website and Facebook updated as we make changes.

FINES & DUE DATES

The library was able extend the due date for all material that was due Feb. 15 to April 15.

This means that fines will not be accruing on your checked out material and you will not need to renew online or call for a renewal.

BOOK DROP

You may still return items in the book drop.

Cleaning of the book drop handle will be done periodically throughout the day, but if you are trying to “limit touchpoints,” then please open the book drop using a clean cloth or paper product.

ACCESS TO E-BOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS

If you would like a digital card for downloading e-books and audios just click on this link. If you have lost your library card, need a new card, or have fines preventing you from logging into the OK Virtual Library, please call the Library at (918) 782-4461 so that we can help. 

REFERENCE & INFORMATION SERVICES

We will be taking information requests via phone (918) 782-4461 email (askalibrarian@langleyok.org), and Facebook messaging.

USE OF LIBRARY WIFI

Community members may use the library’s wifi internet connections. People using the connections should remain in their cars. The unsecured connection (lplwifi) does not require a password.

Making sure that you have access to accurate and up-to-date information is our top priority. Please do not hesitate to call Help Desk if you have questions. We are more than happy to help you find information. If we do not know answers, we will help direct you to someone who does. 

Travel Advisory – It is Spring Break in our community. Please review the Oklahoma State Dept. of Health’s guidelines if you’re planning to travel.

OTHER HEALTH RESOURCES

Oklahoma Health Department – Call the Coronavirus Call Center at 877-215-8336 with questions M-F, 9 am to 7 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm. The Center can connect with Spanish interpreters. 

http://covidresources.ok.gov/. – Updated as new info about COVID-19 in Oklahoma is released

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 

World Health Organization (WHO)  

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Coronavirus Symptoms: Defining Mild, Moderate and Severe – NPR describes the varying levels of symptoms

Rolling Updates on Covid-19 – WHO’s most recent global information

What To Do If You Are Sick – CDC’s instructions for those who are ill

Disinfecting Your Home – CDC’s instructions on disinfecting your home when someone is ill

Best Practices – CDC’s guide for offices, schools, homes, & businesses

Covid-19 FAQ – CDC’s answers to frequently asked questions

RESOURCES FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

Administration for Community Living (ACL) – What do older adults and people with disabilities need to know?

CDC Info on At-Risk – Who is at higher risk, and what should you do

COPING WITH ANXIETY

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) – Managing COVID-19 anxiety, including articles and more

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA) – Coping with stress during infectious disease outbreaks

Psych Central – Coronavirus Anxiety: 4 Ways to Cope with Fear

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS & KIDS

National Association of School Psychologists – Talking to Children About COVID-19; includes resources in Spanish, Chinese, and more.

NPR for Kids – Comic-style zine about the Coronavirus

Conscious Discipline– 5 Helpful Responses for Families

PBS – How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus, including links to informative videos featuring PBS 

Free Educational Subscriptions – A list of companies that are offering free subscriptions due to school closings

Online Museum Tours – Listing of digital art and museum tours

COVID-19 TRACKING

Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) – live and interactive dashboard tracker showing confirmed cases, recoveries, etc. by country

Novel Coronavirus Tracking from HealthMap, Harvard Medical School, & Others

Novel Coronavirus Situation Dashboard – Interactive dashboard/map from the World Health Organization

ONLINE MEETINGS

Google Hangouts – Hangouts is free, and Google recently announced that in response to COVID-19 they are rolling out Hangout premium features to all GSuite and GSuite Education customers.

Zoom Meeting – Offers free accounts with some restrictions. Free webinars & training during COVID-19.

Microsoft Teams – Offering six months of access in response to COVID-19. Learn more. 

CORONAVIRUS

 

 

Here’s What You Need to Know

What is it?
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. Cases of the disease are being reported in a growing number of countries including the United States.

How does it spread?
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person in close contact with one another through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or exhales. The CDC suggests “close contact” be kept to a minimum of six feet with anyone who might be sick — this is twice the distance — compared to what health professionals have defined it in past outbreaks, like SARS.

What are the symptoms?
The most common symptoms are fever, tiredness and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually.

What should I do if I have symptoms?
If you develop symptoms such as fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, stay home and call your healthcare provider.


What about older patients are those with medical conditions?
Older patients and individuals who have severe underlying medical conditions or are immunocompromised should contact their healthcare provider early, even if their illness is mild. If you have severe symptoms, such as persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, or bluish lips of face, contact your healthcare provider or emergency room and seek care immediately. Your doctor will determine if you have signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and whether you should be tested.

The Statistics

The numbers continue to increase every day — doubling in some countries overnight. The virus has found a foothold on every continent except for Antarctica. Students at Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering began tracking COVID-19 data in real-time with an interactive dashboard, use the following link. https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

The World Health Organization Declared the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak a Pandemic

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said what has been increasingly obvious for weeks, “We’ve been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we’re deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and the alarming levels of inaction. We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized by pandemic.”

The news came after identified cases doubled in the United States in the space of just two days, Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany said that 60 to 70 percent of Germans could become infected, and Italy locked down its entire population and warned the world that they were running out of ICU capacity — while experts warned many other countries were on track for large outbreaks and health care capacity issues.

“Describing the situation as a pandemic does not change WHO’s assessment of the threat posed by this coronavirus. It doesn’t change what WHO is doing, and it doesn’t change what countries should do. Several countries have demonstrated that this virus can be suppressed and controlled,” Ghebreyesus said. — Vox

How to Protect Yourself

  • ·         Wash your hands: wet your hands with clean, running water. Apply soap. Lather your hands, including the backs, between your fingers and under your nails. Scrub for at least 20 seconds. Rinse.
  • ·         Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in a bin and wash your hands. If you don’t have a tissue on hand, cough or sneeze into your elbow rather than your hands.
  • ·         Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Viruses often spreads when someone touches a contaminated object and then touch their face. You should also clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • ·         Seek early medical help by phone if you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Share your recent travel history with healthcare providers.
  • ·         If you’ve returned from an infected area and develop a high temperature, cough, runny nose, sore throat or difficulty breathing, do not leave your home until you’ve been given advice by a doctor.

Information Websites

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC, the main U.S. federal agency monitoring and responding to the novel coronavirus outbreak, has created a microsite with frequently updated information for health practitioners, researchers, and the general public. Of particular interest to the public is the Situation Summary, a quick overview with maps of reported coronavirus cases in the United States and globally.

MedlinePlus

Intended for the general public, this health encyclopedia and information portal produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine provides background on coronaviruses, along with updated information and links concerning the 2019 novel coronavirus. Users can also search MedlinePlus for links to high-quality health and medical information from other government agencies and trusted third-party organizations.

World Health Organization (WHO)

The WHO, a leading international health agency helping to coordinate the global response to the coronavirus outbreak, offers global news updates and helpful videos, answers common questions (Should I wear a mask to protect myself? How does this virus spread?), and dispels myths (no, gargling with mouthwash won’t protect against the virus).

News and Updates

New York Times

The New York Times provides excellent coverage of the novel coronavirus in its Health section. This dedicated page collects enlightening stories, graphics, and updates about the situation. Although nytimes.com provides free access to only a limited number of articles per month, the coronavirus landing page and headlines are free to browse. Those libraries or individuals with subscriptions to the site will find it an invaluable source of information.

Science News

This news site published by the nonprofit Society for Science & the Public has created a page dedicated to the coronavirus outbreak, featuring stories by their staff writers. While there are fewer coronavirus articles here than on other sites, these pieces are nevertheless thorough, well documented, and free for all to read.

Time

Time.com has curated stories about the outbreak. This site is free to search and read.

Info and Resources on Coronavirus

877-215-8336 The Oklahoma State Department of Health has established a Coronavirus Call Center to answer questions. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 7 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm. The Center can connect with Spanish interpreters. Call hours may change, so visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov to check the Call Center schedule.

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