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Vernonia Library (pop. 2,065) in Oregon has several online learning activities available through their Learning Express program. The library also offers craft packets and activity sheets for children outside of the library by request.

Coos Bay Public Library (pop. 24,293) in Oregon has curated and featured several “Quaran-Time Activities & Resources” on their web page. Activities span arts and culture to STEM education, seeking to help individuals of all ages access virtual educational experiences.

Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries (pop. 489,685) in Washington has developed an FAQ page through their Ask a Librarian service for parents to search and browse. Topics include school closures, online educational resources and a directory of local school district resource pages.

Do Space, a community technology library based in Nebraska, is planning to offer more than 50 online webinars through Zoom in the month of April, on topics spanning basic coding skills to design thinking.

Social Media

Ossining Public Library (pop. 34,420) in New York has shared their movie-trailer style video series on YouTube with themed film recommendations based on the library’s Hoopla collection.

Lewisville Public Library (pop. 138,281) in Texas has developed a daily virtual programming schedule through Facebook Live that spans virtual storytime for children to interactive teen activities.

Vaughan Public Libraries (pop. 334,499) in Ontario features different staff members discussing digital resources or at-home activities through an Instagram video and highlights different relevant titles or collections daily.

Pioneer Library System (pop. 389,627) in Oklahoma has shared short, daily coding tutorials on Twitter. The “Swift in Small Bites” series provides daily lessons on the programming language used for Apple products.

Information Sources

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development highlights how to transition to online learning and Digital Promise has aggregated a list of online learning resources.