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. 

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