Refresh your mind and body – try out some of these great resources and activities that we have compiled for adults, children, and teens.
We have also compiled accurate medical resources and news for the latest COVID-19 updates.

 

While we are closed, our e-library is always open. Watch TV, download eBooks, read a magazine, and much more – all you need is your library card.

Library Programs

Bringing you quality programs from our homes!

Wilder Reads Book Club

Write From Home Writing Contest

Earth Day Challenge

Earth Day Challenge

Stay busy at home!

A curated list of resources to keep you busy!

Resources for Adults

Brighten Someone’s Day

Books and Audiobooks

  • The Bookhouse of Stuyvesant Plaza – If you need to buy a book during this time, consider supporting local businesses in our community.
  • BookPage– Do you miss picking up BookPage in the library? Read it online for free.
  • Little Free Library – Find one near you, or learn how to start one.
  • National Emergency Library  – Scholarly books and more available for free – no wait list.
  • Project Gutenberg – Free ebooks that are in the public domain. Can be downloaded to your computer or device. Some titles also available via Overdrive and the Libby app.
  • Tumblebooks – Follow the link to the UHLs databases page, and scroll down to find the following Tumblebooks Resources!
    Bookcloud- Audiobooks for all ages
    Romance Bookcloud – Romance novels online
    …Plus resources for kids and teens!

Culture

  • The Metropolitan Opera will stream free performances every night for the duration of closure.
  • The Norman Rockwell Museum, and many other museums, including The Getty and The British Museum, are offering virtual tours.
  • Stingray Music (Stingray KaraokeStingray Qello and Stingray Classica)  – One free month.
    All you need to do is create an account or log in. No credit card information needed.
    Stingray Karaoke and Stingray Qello – Download the apps or visit the website for free access.Stingray Classica – Visit this webpage and type in freeview

Current Events

  • #518RainbowHunt – This activity is surging with popularity in the capital region. Bring some brightness to your day and find the rainbows!
  • Kids Out and About – a regionalized compilation of kid / teen / family activities
  • Census – The 2020 Census is online! It will only take minutes to complete for most people.

Research

Resources for Teens

  • #518RainbowHunt – This activity is surging with popularity in the capital region. Bring some brightness to your day and find the rainbows!
  • Tumblebooks – Follow the link to the UHLs databases page, and scroll down to find the following Tumblebooks Resources!
    Bookcloud- Audiobooks for all ages.
    Teen Bookcloud – Free eBooks gr. 7-12.
  • Scholastic Learn At Home – Educational activities through Grade 9.

Resources for Kids

Family Fun

  • #518RainbowHunt – This activity is surging with popularity in the Capital Region. Bring some brightness to your day and find the rainbows!
  • Greufus Coloring Page – Do you miss saying “hi” to Greufus, the cow? Download this coloring page, illustrated by our very own artist and librarian, Maura!
  • Earth Day Coloring Page – Celebrate Earth Day by downloading this coloring sheet made special for you by friend of the GPL, Tom Kracker.
  • The Best Podcasts for Your Kids – A curated list of links from our YS Department Head using Common Sense Media

Authors and Books

  • Bookflix – Scholastic BookFlix pairs a fiction and a nonfiction book on numerous topics. Fun and educational for kids and parents. To access:
    Username: Learning20
    Password: Clifford
  • Children’s authors read their own books to you! Visit Facebook or Youtube and type in your favorite authors to see if they are reading from home!
  • Dan Gutman has been reading his popular My Weird School books aloud on his Facebook page every day. Head over to Facebook and search “Dan Gutman” to see it all. Tune in at 2PM EST or watch the archived videos!
  • Dolly Parton – Goodnight with Dolly on her facebook page.
  • Doodles With Mo – Daily lunchtime drawing sessions with popular children’s author, Mo Willems (of Elephant and Piggie and The Pigeon fame). Click here for the first session!
  • Pete the Cat – Search @petethecatofficial on Instagram to see Pete author James Dean perform live readings from his books at 12PM EST
  • James Preller reads his chapter books on his youtube channel.
  • Tumblebooks – Follow the link to the UHLs databases page, and scroll down to find books for K-6!

Audiobooks

  • Audible for Kids – Free audiobooks available for children through Amazon’s popular program, Audible.
  • Tumblebooks – Follow the link to the UHLs databases page, and scroll down to find audiobooks for all ages!

Education

News and Medical Information

Medical info, town news, and library updates.

Library Closure Updates

GUILDERLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

As always, we will continue to monitor and assess this situation daily.  Please note:

  • All fines are waived while we are closed
  • Wi-Fi is available in our parking lot
  • Current holds will be extended to 5/1
  • All expired library cards will be auto-renewed

–Updated 3/24/20 KR