#LibrariesChangeLives during Coronavirus

As we all adapt to Coronavirus realities, libraries have been working hard to bring your library home for you.

From Storytimes for kids to flooding social media with book recommendations, libraries are going above and beyond to ensure that we can keep you entertained and informed.

Here are some initiatives being offered by libraries near and far to help us through these strange times.

Our offerings include Ask a Librarian sessions daily on Facebook and twitter at 10am and daily Storytime Facebook live streams. We've also curated a free virtual film festival, the #StayAtHome Film Festival to keep you entertained over Easter. 

Whitehorse Manningham Libraries have launched their Online School Holiday Program to keep kids entertained during April.

For those of you struggling to decide what to read Libraries ACT Reading Challenge may give you some interesting prompts to choose your next title.

Geelong Regional Library are running this timely webinar on Positive Parenting in the Age of COVID-19.

Kingston Libraries in the UK are rolling out a huge program of daily activities. If you check out their Facebook page you can get the most up to date timetable of their live-streamed events for adults such as digital marketing workshops, sessions on how to manage anxiety and stress or a quick lesson on five apps to boost your creativity.

Looking for some fun? How about this Hogwarts Digital Escape Room created by Peters Township Public Library. Be warned, it's tricky!

Yarra Libraries podcast has a collection of wonderful authors including Tony Birch, Sarah Schmidt, Claire Wright and Behrouz Boochani talking about their work. Excellent to listen to any time.

Jacksonville Public Library have a series of storytime activities for young people of all ages which you can subscribe to receive via email.

National Emergency Library is a collection which supports emergency remote learning. It has over 1.4 million documents and books to explore!

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