UPDATE 3-22-21: WE ARE REOPENING THE BUILDING TO WALK-INS/BROWSERS BEGINNING MONDAY, MARCH 29TH (1 WEEK FROM TODAY!)
-Masks will be recommended for all users over the age of 10. -To assure safe social distancing in our small-ish public areas, we are asking that you limit your visits to 30 minutes or less. -CURBSIDE SERVICE WILL STILL BE OFFERED
We will also be resuming our normal business hours. Thank you, community, for still using your library so often during this past difficult year. So many pivots! Things are looking UP!
We are very eager to see folks in the stacks again. Thank you, thank you!
Library Resources You Can Access From Home
How to Access the Library’s Digital Resources 24/7
The Library has plenty of online tools for everyone. Discover the our wide range of digital resources — including e-books, e-audiobooks, databases, our Digital Collections, and more. Whether you’re at the Library, at school, or at home, you can access a wide range of resources with your library card. Need to manage your account after hours or remotely? You can renew books and more.
Online Tools and Resources
You can find complete, trustworthy information quickly using the Library’s online tools. Whether you’re at the Library, or at home, you can access a wide range of resources with your library card. Including Tumblebooks, eBooks on EBSCOHost, Missouri Libraries 2 Go (OverDrive), Libby, and many more that can be found on our Subscrition Resources page and our E-Book Instructions page.
Online Tools and Resources for Children and Parents
The Rolla Public Library has loads of resources available for all ages. Including Learn at Home, a free resource that provides all students with 20* days’ worth of learning journeys that span the content areas so you can keep your students academically active while their school buildings are closed.
The site supports students with approximately three hours of learning opportunities per day, including projects, articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges, and more. These daily learning opportunities were carefully curated by our editors to reduce the burden on teachers and families needing to create meaningful learning experiences.
We have also heard that many students are worried about the new coronavirus. Scholastic has created Teaching Our World: The Coronavirus to help you ease their fears and empower them with age-appropriate information. These teaching resources were carefully prepared by grade-level to help your students understand what is being done to keep them safe and how to prevent germs from spreading.
What You Can Do
Keep Yourself and Your Community Healthy
- Cover your mouth with a tissue or your upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
- Discard used tissues immediately.
- Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use hand sanitizer that is 60–90% alcohol-based.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Practice social distancing. Try to keep an optimal six-foot distance from other people.
- Stay home if you are not feeling well or experiencing flu-like symptoms. Contact your doctor. Call 911 if you need connection to a medical professional.
Up-to-Date Health Alerts & Information
Missouri DHSS Coroavirus Informational Page: https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/
CDC Coroavirus Updates: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America: https://www.whitehouse.gov/priorities/covid-19/
Missouri DHSS Health Alerts: https://health.mo.gov/emergencies/ert/alertsadvisories/Phelps-Maries County Health Department Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/phelpshealth/