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