Feeling Sick? Stay Home and Enjoy these Library Resources

If you or your child are not feeling well, we encourage you to stay home and enjoy our Digital Library instead. Greenwich Library has extensive resources to keep you and your family entertained.

A recent press release from the Town of Greenwich Department of Health stated:

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), national influenza activity has been rapidly increasing in recent weeks and many states, including Connecticut, are experiencing a widespread level of activity.

In addition to getting vaccinated against influenza, follow these recommendations to protect yourself from respiratory illnesses:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Keep your distance from others when you are sick.
• Stay home from work or school when you are sick for at least 24 hours after your fever (100o F and above) is gone, except to seek medical care. Your fever should be gone without using fever-reducing medications or antiviral drugs. It could take up to one week or more to feel better.
• Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough (tissue or sleeve)
• Wash your hands with soap and water frequently. If soap and water are not available, alcohol-based cleaners (at least 60% alcohol ingredient) are effective.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth germs are spread this way.
• Get plenty of sleep, water, healthy food and exercise
• Seek medical care early. Consult your healthcare provider immediately if you develop flu symptoms.

While we’re taking every measure to keep the Library clean and sanitized, the best way to avoid spreading germs is to stay home when you’re sick.

Here’s a list of resources accessible from home. See you when you feel better!

Download thousands of eBooks directly to your mobile device, tablet or computer using OverDrive.

OverDrive offers thousands of digital titles/audiobooks that you can download directly to your mobile device, tablet or computer. Most audiobooks are available for immediate download, which means no waiting. Audiobooks can be played on any computer, laptop or a wide range of mobile devices.

Watch thousands of movies and television shows or listen to music on your computer or mobile device with Hoopla.

Learn something new on Lynda.com. Lynda is an online educational site that includes courses and videos in popular fields like web design, IT, education/instruction, media production, and business. Access course content with your Greenwich Library card.

Read a magazine with RB Digital (formerly Zinio). Read full digital copies of your favorite magazines on your computer, tablet or mobile device. To access your magazine collection, please download the new RBdigital app. Note that your username and password will remain the same

Listen to great music on Naxos Music Library spanning medieval to modern – classical, jazz, electronic, world music, etc. For more streaming and downloadable music options, visit our Digital Library page.

Resources just for Children:

BookFlix, an online literacy resource, pairs classic video storybooks with related non-fiction eBooks.

OverDrive Kids offers thousands of great books for young readers.

TumbleBooks offers children’s stories from around the world including picture books and chapter books, accompanied by educational games and activities.