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Dayton Metro Library, like other public institutions in Ohio and across the country, is closely following news of the COVID-19 virus. A response team, including the Executive and Deputy Executive Directors, Fiscal Officer, Human Relations Director, External Relations Director, Facilities Manager and others, is monitoring developments and preparing for wider spread of the virus.

virus“Dayton Metro Library will follow guidelines and best practices as recommended by peer Libraries around the country, as well as local health officials,” said Tim Kambitsch, Executive Director. “We will continue to monitor the situation for updates and will remain flexible in our response as more information is provided.”

 As schools and colleges cancel in-person classes, and businesses reduce hours or access in an effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, more people are likely to find themselves at home in the coming days and weeks. Dayton Metro Library has links to reliable resources, as well as updates on Library services, here.

“Dayton Metro Library will follow guidelines and best practices as recommended by peer Libraries around the country, as well as local, state and federal health officials,” said Tim Kambitsch, Executive Director. “We will continue to monitor the situation for updates and will remain flexible in our response as more information is provided.”

Whether you’re quarantined for Coronavirus, or home with the flu, Dayton Metro Library’s website has resources you can easily access online, anytime. These FREE resources are accessible with a Dayton Metro Library card and PIN at DaytonMetroLibrary.org. Those who do not already have a DML card can get an eCard online and have instant access to these digital materials.

Have students at home?

Dayton Metro Library offers many homework help tools and resources for learning online, for young learners through secondary school and beyond. HelpNow from Brainfuse, features lessons in many subject areas, quizzes and practice tests, and live one-on-one tutoring from 2:00-11:00 p.m. weekdays. Tumble Books, for grades K-6, features animated stories, chapter book read-alongs, games and more, designed to build reading, math and literacy skills in grades K-6.

Working from home?

Online tools for current events, business and finance can support those working from home. Access local, state and national newspapers, including same-day Dayton Daily News and New York Times. Online tools for business and finance include Morningstar and Reference USA.

Those working from home may also want to explore free, web-based meeting options for small group collaboration. These are not Dayton Metro Library services; DML staff cannot facilitate their use or offer tech support. Please visit each site for information, options, and requirements.

Free Hosted Meeting Platforms:

Personal Video Chat/Conference Solutions:

  • Google Hangouts
  • Skype
  • Facebook Video Chat Video calling feature available through the Facebook Messenger App
  • FaceTime an Apple product, available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users.

Bored?

Now’s the time to teach yourself those skills you’ve wanted to learn! Lynda.com from LinkedIn Learning offers expert-led courses and tutorials in technology, business and creative skills. Why not learn a new language with Mango Languages or Transparent Language?

It might be the best time to simply enjoy a good book, watch movies, binge on TV shows, or listen to music. Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks are available through Overdrive. Hoopla offers streaming television shows, movies and music. RBDigital provides a vast collection of current, popular magazines, and film buffs will never be bored with the collection of classic, independent and world cinema through Kanopy.

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