Palmer Public Library
    1455 North Main Street
      Palmer, MA. 01069
        (413) 283-3330

 

  

Even though our building is closed we still are here to serve you in any way we can.

We have gathered a short list of resources below. This list does not duplicate the many regular resources, such as OverDrive/Libby and Rosetta Stone Language Learning, that are always available from our website. If you are not finding the information or entertainment that you need, feel free to email us for some personalized suggestions. You can also visit our
Staff At Home
page to see our personalized lists.

We would love to hear from you! We can help locate your library card number or help you get a new library card. Are you having trouble accessing one of our online resources? Send your questions, comments, and requests to help@palmer.lib.ma.us and
we will get back to you as soon as we can. You can also visit our Staff At Home page for individual email addresses.

In the meantime, please stay safe, follow the recommendations of the CDC and the WHO, and we will see everyone again soon!

Be well,
We Miss You!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Adults @ Home

Coping At Home

 

Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/pandemics

Taking care of your emotional health and well-being during this time is important. 
Decreasing stress can help bolster your immune system
 and can help keep you and others around you healthy.

For everyone:

 

The Psychology Of Uncertainty: How To Cope With COVID-19 Anxiety -Forbes article

 

Get Help At Home

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Welcome to 413Cares

413Cares is an innovative community portal that provides online access for residents of Western Massachusetts to available resources from housing, to healthcare, early education and more.
The intent is to build a community where all will thrive.

Call 211 for Mass Services


We All Need Help Sometimes ~ Call 211

Every day, someone somewhere in Massachusetts needs to find essential community services, housing,
a food bank, or where to secure care for an aging parent. Many face these challenges, but don't always
know where to turn for help. The Solution is to Dial 2-1-1.

Mass 211 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical
health and human services available in their community. It serves as a resource for finding government
benefits and services, nonprofit organizations, support groups, volunteer opportunities, donation programs,
and other local resources. Always a confidential call, Mass 211 maintains the integrity of the 9-1-1 system
saving that vital community resource for life and death emergencies.

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UnitedWay Thrive To Go

Thrive, a program of United Way of Pioneer Valley, provides one-to-one free and confidential financial coaching. Our highly trained financial coaches work with clients by appointment on a monthly basis and help them identify financial goals and take the necessary steps toward financial wellness.

Contact Jennifer Fernandes 413-333-8365 to schedule your session.

 

Help Others From Home

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is the free, 24/7 text line for people in crisis in the United States. The service is powered by volunteer Crisis Counselors who work remotely—anywhere with a computer and secure internet connection works.

Crisis Counselors answer texts from people in crisis, bringing them from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning.
https://www.crisistextline.org/become-a-volunteer/

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Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many hospitals are quickly running out of necessary protective equipment to protect workers. We’re helping coordinate a network of makers to provide hospitals with hand-made face masks following CDC guidelines.
FACE MASKS FOR OUR FRONTLINES- stitchroom

What Are The Best Materials for Making DIY Masks?

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You can contribute to current research projects through Newberry and the Library of Congress by transcribing historical documents.

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Launched in July 2013, the Smithsonian Transcription Center seeks to engage the public in making our collections more accessible. Citizen scholars are invited to transcribe historic documents including diaries and working papers of prominent Americans and records associated with the Smithsonian's vast scientific collections. Transcription makes these important materials more accessible to researchers around the world, as well as the general public.

Become a Smithsonian Digital Volunteer and help us make historical documents and biodiversity data more accessible.

Join 18,289 "volunpeers" to add more to the total 536,661 pages of field notes, diaries, ledgers, logbooks, currency proof sheets, photo albums, manuscripts, biodiversity specimens labels that have been collaboratively transcribed and reviewed since June 2013 - Get started now!

 

Massachusetts Libraries At Home

We're In This Together Digital Library

As the Covid-19 crisis continues and more people are staying home, cultural institutions, nonprofits, and companies are making resources free for all to access. Massachusetts Libraries have collected some of these for residents to use.

 

Breathe, Explore, and Play From Home

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If you're feeling more in the mood to tour a museum (virtually, of course) then we recommend following the link below to tour twelve different museums from all over the world!
https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

 

YMCA FREE ON-LINE CLASSES
https://ymca360.org/on-demand#/