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Accessing Reliable Resources During the Library Closure

The Monroe County Library System (MCLS) is closely monitoring information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and working hard to share other useful, reliable resources.  In addition, many libraries are offering online resources and programs to help the community while libraries are closed.  Please refer to this page and follow us on social media for the latest updates.

It’s important to remember that COVID-19 isn’t connected to race, ethnicity or nationality. Stigma will not help fight the illness. Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to reducing misinformation. Find Sanity saving resources as well as reliable and current information about the outbreak from local, state, and national agencies below.

Information from Local, State, and National Agencies about COVID-19

Coronavirus Information from Public Health – Monroe County

Coronavirus Information from the Department of Health- New York State

Coronavirus Information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC’s COVID-19 Fact Sheet

Family Programs & Resources 

Sanity Saving Sites for Families

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resouce 

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus (includes links to PBSKids videos, episodes, and games)

8 Tips for Parents

Tips for talking to children about COVID-19 ages toddler through high school

Combating misinformation for older children and teens

How parents and kids can de-stress

A short video to explain social distancing

Question & answer on what you should or should not do during social distancing

News and Reference Articles 

Science News

Coronavirus-List of local events canceled or postponed due to virus

Social distancing and mental health