COVID-19 Resources

Check back for additions! We will add resources as we find them!

Library Resources

News Sources – Are you looking for access to articles about Covid-19? Check out this compilation of news sources offering more access to online articles about Covid-19.

TumbleBooks! – TumbleBooks has no-limit access to titles for many ages, focusing on kids! (Available free through August 31st, 2020)
K through 6 ebooks
K through 6 Math ebooks
TeenBookCloud 7-12 ebooks
AudioBookCloud All Ages Audiobooks

Books Addressing Racism

Crazy Games

Discover The Fun of Backyard Geology

Gardening ebooks for Adults

Gardening ebooks for Kids

Poetry ebooks for Adults

Poetry ebooks for Kids

Books, TV Shows, and Movies About Libraries/Librarians for Adults

Spring Reading Bingo Challenge! Stuck at home? Looking for a new activity to do with your family? Just want to have some fun? 2 great prizes up for grabs! Check back for idea lists for the different categories. Please contact with questions, or if you cannot access the pdf file format!

Limited Time! Hoopla Bonus Borrows! These titles don’t count against your item limit! Click to see the collection!

Digital Resources Help

– Don’t have a library card? Fill out one of our forms and email it to and we will issue you a temporary card to use electronic resources during the time of social distancing. *Note – If you already have a card valid in any Southern Adirondack System or Mohawk Valley Library system, you do not need a new one. If you have any questions about the status of your card, unsure if you have one, etc., please email the address above and we will gladly help you!
Adult Form
Youth Form (Ages 12 and under)

Hoopla! Hoopla is available to anyone with a valid Town of Ballston Community Library card. Hoopla offers ebooks, eaudiobooks, movies, music, and comics.graphic novels for digital loan. If you have questions about using Hoopla, or the status of your card, please email and we will be happy to help you!
Overdrive/Libby Overdrive (and sister app, Libby) offer a range of ebooks and eaudiobooks for digital loan. Anyone with a valid SALS or MVLS card can access Overdrive. If you have any questions, please contact and we will be happy to help you!

NYPL SimplyE

– Make your own masks tutorials with a Library Staff member!
Part 1
Part 2

NYS Historic Newspapers

Virtual Experiences
Virtual Dives with the National Marine Sanctuary
Andrew Lloyd Weber Musicals free on Youtube
Virtual Museum Visits
National Museum of History Virtual Tour
Cliffs of Moher Virtual Tour
Hidden Worlds of the National Parks Virtual Tours
Metropolitan Opera Nightly Virtual Performance
Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams
The Wild Center Virtual Visit
NPR List of Concerts to Stream Free
New England Aquarium Virtual Visit
Northshire Books Virtual Events

Supplemental Educational Items for Children
Virtual Field Trips for Kindergartners
Parent & Caregiver Resources – Whileathome
12 Art Lessons on Youtube Your Kiddos Will Love!
Storyline Online – Books Read by Celebrities
Scholastic Learn at Home
NASA Image Library Free
NYPL Remote Learning Resources for Kids and Teens
NPR Tips for Homeschooling During Corona Virus Quarantine
NovelNY Free Online Databases
WMHT Home Classroom
Khan Academy (free resources)
Digital Learning with the Wild Center
San Deigo Zoo Webcams & Educational Items

Health Education
NPR How to Manage Corona Virus Panic
NYS Mental Health Resources
Mental Health Support – Whileathome
Insulin COVID Resource
Workout Resources – Whileathome
World Health Organization
– CDPHP & MVP Partner to Expand Access to Services – COVID-19
Center for Disease Control Information on COVID-19
Capital District YMCA Virtual Workouts
Consumer Reports Protect Yourself While Grocery Shopping
7 Ways to Cope with Anxiety from Coronavirus from AARP

Assistance with Financial and Essential Items
Assistance Finding Healthcare – Whileathome
Small Business Owner Resources – Whileathome
Recently Displaced or Looking for Employment Resources – Whileathome
Town of Glenville Sets Up Senior Shopping Aid Program
AT&T Waives Overage Fees
IRS Delays Tax Deadline
IRS Corona Virus Related Relief
NYS Unemployment
NYS Tax Department

Draw everyday with Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Free DC Comics Kids Activities
Most Popular Books Set in Every State
Story with Seamus the Therapy Dog! Best Indoor Games for Quarantined Families
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems Virtual Disney World Rides
Joanna Gaines Records Free Mini Cooking Shows
Miss Terri’s Riverwalk cd (Miss Terri of Music Medley)
Common Sense Media (Media reviews)
20 Indoor Games for Kids from Today’s Parent
Goodnight with Dolly Parton

Face Mask Pattern Links
Youtube Make Your Own Face Covering
While at Home – MANY Resources
Zoom Security Tips
Scam Warnings
– Reader’s Digest Things to Do While Stuck Inside
50 Things to Do on a Boring Day at Home
BuzzFeed 14 Things to Do While Stuck Inside
NYTimes Reader’s Ideas For Finding Community and Cheer at Home
Free Coursera Courses For Adults
YouTube Zoom Tutorial