The Library has created this page to share a number of resources available for families and individuals in this time of recommended social distancing. We have grouped them into educational, recreational, and reference sections. Click on the title to see what you would like, or browse the page. If you have any questions, please contact us via our social media, by texting (859) 813-2991 or the chat feature at the bottom right of the page to chat with us.
Follow along with the latest updates and resources in KY at http://kycovid19.ky.gov
If your employer cuts your hours by 1/4 or more, you should file for unemployment (online) at kcc.ky.gov. You needn’t necessarily have been formally laid off. Check the picture below to see when you are supposed to file:
Currently Spectrum is offering free high-speed internet to any household with a K-12 or college student. Learn more by calling 1-844-488-8395.
Check out this informative guide of the Winchester restaurants that are transitioning to carryout & delivery.
We also realize that for some people who do not have transportation, the dollar store may be their closest grocery store. Because of this, Julie Maruskin the director has created some brochures of great meals that can be made entirely with ingredients available at the dollar store:
New Leaf Recovery and Wellness is offering a free weekly video support group as an alternative to their weekly AA/NA meeting on Tuesdays from 7-8.
For more information call 859-771-5576
Our Databases page gives online access to our patrons to testing (Learning Express), study (Explora for students) and much more.
Free online art lessons for kids (and adults) at Wild Free & Crafty
Scholastic Learn at Home,Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing, for Pre-K through middle school.
Khan Academy Resources for K-12
Walkabouts, web-based lessons that activate Pre-K-2nd grade curriculum with fun, standards-based movement
Beanstalk, On Demand and live classes for ages 1.5-6.
Class Central, a collection of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS)
ABDO Digital is offering their digital books and databases geared towards Elementary students for free
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Home Safari with the Cincinnati Zoo, livestreams each day at 3 PM.
Google Arts & Culture, virtual tours of over 2500 museums and galleries.
Louvre Virtual Tour
Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China
Boston Children’s Museum Virtual Tour
Access Mars, take a virtual tour of Mars with recordings from NASA’s curiousity rover.
Farm Food 360,a number of immersive tours of Canadian farm and food tours
First check out our Online Library for our books, audiobooks, movies, concerts and more!
KPA At Home, a free, daily virtual concert series from Kentucky Performing Arts
Mindful Basics from the OM place (check out their subscription services as well if you were interested)
90- Day Free Trial of Peloton App with Cycling, Fitness & Yoga Classes (no bicycle needed)
Planet Fitness Free Daily Workout Stream, on their Facebook every day at 7 PM or on demand
Our Local History page has links to our online genealogy & local history resources
Our Databases page gives online access to our patrons for all sorts of services, from article searching to car repair