Distancing Distractions

The Library is the cornerstone of our community. It’s the place we gather to learn, play games, distract ourselves, and seek inspiration. The Library is currently closed, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn, play and interact with others in our community. Stay active with us virtually and continue your Library experience from the comfort of your home!

Family Activities

Adult Activities and Resources

Virtual Reference

We may not be at the Library, but our librarians are standing by and ready to answer any reference questions you might have. For assistance, email us at info@lemontlibrary.org

Electronic Resources

Rosetta Stone

Learn one of 30 languages by accessing Rosetta Stone software through the library! Click Here

Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers classes on topics from Accounting and Business through Technology and Writing so that you can learn or improve a skill from home! 6-week courses start once a month and are free with your library card! Click Here

Consumer Reports

In the market for a large purchase? Check out Consumer Reports online! In addition to product ratings and reviews, users will find in-depth advice, tips and trends written by Consumer Reports experts. Click Here

RB Digital

Are you missing your favorite magazines? RBdigital has access to 65 different titles, with topics for all interests and age groups! Click Here

Overdrive and Cloud Library

If you’re looking for the next book to read or listen to while you can’t get to the library, let the library come to you! Access thousands of ebooks and eaudiobooks through Overdrive (Libby) and CloudLibrary on your device at home. Overdrive Cloud Library

NoveList

Just finished a great book and want something similar? You can enter a title or author on Novelist and find lists of read-alikes. Not sure what you’re in the mood for? Explore and mix different appeals to see what suits you. When you find something you like, Noveliest will even link to the library catalog so you can place a hold on it! Click Here

5 tabletop games to get you through the quarantine slump

Virtual Museum for Adults and Children

Spacecraft Interactive Virtual Museum

These Interactive Exhibits are for people who want to discover and examine the most complex and powerful machines ever made by man in one click. The user only needs to find the image with the component of interest on it then click on it. This reduces the time from minutes or even hours down to a mere second. All this functionality is combined with the database used to train Astronauts like Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to go to the Moon and come home safely.

Kids Activities and Resources

Online Storytime Resources

Tumblebooks

Tumblebooks is an online collection of animated talking picture books, which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they love. Click Here

Storyline Online

Storyline streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more. Click Here

Virtual Authors Storytimes

Many favorite authors are offering online read-alouds and activities on social media. Here’s a list of over 50 of the best virtual author activities. Click Here

ASL Storytimes

This is an ongoing compilation of free resources available online. This document is continuously updated with new links and resources for the deaf or hard of hearing. Click Here

Spanish Storytimes

Well-known children’s stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. Great for kids… and adults too! Read along in Spanish or English. Click Here

Penguin Classroom

Dates and times for virtual storytimes performed by celebrities provided by Penguin Publishing. Click Here

On Instagram follow @savewithstories to watch celebrities reading their favorite children’s books

Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips

A collection of over 30 different virtual field trips including zoos, museums and other fun and interesting destinations. Click Here

Museum Tours

The ultimate guide to virtual museum resources, e-learning and online collections. Click Here