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Hoopla!

Hoopla is another great way to get downloadable content using your Library card.

With Hoopla you have access to 15 titles per month. These can be TV shows, songs, eBooks, or Audiobooks. There are titles for every age group, including some great kids programming! The best part is there are no waitlists! If the item is listed, it is available.

Don’t have a Library card? Just click here to get started!

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Unemployed?

You are not alone! We’ve put together a resource list to help you in this stressful time.

Unemployment Benefits

Make sure you file for unemployment. Federal CARES has expanded benefits to self-employed, gig workers and greatly expanded benefits. PA Unemployment now offers a Live Chat feature if you have questions about benefits or need assistance filing your claim.

Need Help?

The Bellevue Farmer’s Market is offering meal delivery to residents within a 3-mile radius from the center of Bellevue. Dates and times vary, so check their Facebook to learn more.

Allegheny County has put together a regularly updated Free Food Distribution Site map.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost. Apply to the Emergency Food Assistance Program.

The Federal CARES Act has put strict limits on who can be evicted at this time. Learn more.

The United Way’s 211 line is an amazing resource at any time. All calls are confidential and offer professionally trained representatives who can help you access social services in your area.

Job Hunting

If you file for unemployment, you’ll need to set up an account with PA Career Link. They will help you look for new jobs, polish your resume, and find job training.

The easiest way to find local jobs is to type “Jobs near me” into a Google search. If your location services are on, this will scour the web for job listings in your area.

If you are in a low risk group, many of the essential services are hiring. Check your local grocery store, pharmacy, dollar stores, and big box store. Think Giant Eagle, CVS, Dollar General, and Target. If you have an automobile, delivery services like UberEats and InstaCart are always looking. And of course, Amazon!

Job Training

Now is great time to explore Job Training whether it be expanding your current skill set or learning something new.

Applied Digital Skills with Google uses video tutorials to teach users how to use the Google products like gmail, Google calendar, and Drive. They also offers sessions on cover letters, resumes, and professional branding.

Auto Repair Source and Small Engine Repair Reference Center provide guides, routine maintenance tips, and detailed assembly instructions for an extensive list of automobile and other small engines. These resources are brought to you by Power Library!

Got a resource you think we missed? Let us know at baynelibrary @ einetwork.net

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CryptoClub

Got a kid who loves ciphers and coding? Well then check out CryptoClub!

This awesome resource is full tools, challenges, games, and even comics that introduce kids to ciphers. Many are tough enough to keep parents engaged as well!

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Needles & Hooks–Virtually!

We won’t let COVID-19 stop the crafting. Join us Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. until we reopen for Needles and Hooks, virtually!

To join, just visit https://zoom.us/j/404353470

Meeting ID: 404 353 470

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Nature Activities

As long as you maintain social distancing, you can still get outside and enjoy all the magic that nature has to offer!

Visit our Pinterest Board of Nature Activities and Crafts and check out some of our favorite ways to celebrate being outside!

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Ancestry.com

Normally, Ancestry.com is only available for in-library use only; however, access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. This will be available until April 30th.

Click here and enter your library card number and pin*. Just click “Begin Searching” to learn more about your family history! Use the “Learning Center” to get help with your search.

*If you don’t have a PIN (or forgot it), get a new PIN number through the online catalog by clicking Log In or Register. Then click, “I Forgot or want to change my PIN.”

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Escape to Another World

Between the news and social distancing, now is the perfect time to dig into a fantasy series!  These titles will take you beyond Harry Potter and Game of Thrones and into another world.

The Broken Earth Series by N.K. Jemisin
It’s the end of the world.  Again and again and again.  If you love powerful world building be sure to grab the first book, The Fifth Season.

The Daevabad Trilogy by S. A. Chakraborty
City of Brass
, the first book in the series, is surprising, harrowing, and will immerse you in Middle Eastern myths and magic.

Dragonlance, Chronicles by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
You can practically hear the 20 sided die rolling as you read this series and its first installment, Dragons of Autumn Twilight.

Legacy of Orïsha by Tomi Adeyemi
The Children of Blood and Bone, the series’ first book was a stand out in 2018 and its sequel, The Children of Virtue and Vengeance did not disappoint.  The audiobooks are wonderfully evocative of the African inspired mythology.

The Red Rising Saga by Pierce Brown
Cinematic in style with bold characters, Red Rising is a complex, political, thriller set among the moons of Jupiter, Mars, and Venus.

Southern Vampires by Charlaine Harris
Sexy vampires take center stage in this campy series that focuses on the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse beginning with Dead Until Dark

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Project Gutenberg

Our amazing eResources team is working hard to increase buying and monitor waits over at Overdrive, but there are bound to be delays on some of your picks. So why not try a classic!

Project Gutenberg offers free eBook copies of texts that are out of copyright. Dickens! Austen! Maugham! Shakespeare! All those authors you’ve been meaning to read, but haven’t gotten to yet. Although they don’t have an app, they do offer a mobile friendly version of their site.

If audiobooks are more your speed, try LibriVox. Featuring volunteer readers, these free public-domain audiobooks can be downloaded and listened to on all your devices. Many books have been recorded multiple times so you can find the reader that’s right for you! They also have an app to make searching and listening easier!

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Learn a New Language

Mango Languages and Little Pim offer free online lessons in languages from Spanish to Farsi!

Just create an account using your email and library card number. Mango Languages offers adult focused, self-directed lessons. Little Pim uses a happy Panda to introduce children to essential vocabulary and word formation.

In bocco al lupo!

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Meet Libby

Libby offers users access to thousand of ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. All you need is a Library card and a supported device to get started.

If you need help or have questions, just email us at baynelibrary@einetwork.net!

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