We are temporarily suspending the receipt of donated books until further notice.
Tax booklets and forms will be available for pickup for those who still need them. You will find them on a cart outside the library near the bookdrop (Mon. – Fri. from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm).
ABDO – distance learning resources for all ages – free until June 2020.
Ancestry.com Library Edition is temporarily available from home to our patrons – click here for more information. Now is the time to start your genealogy research!
Want to use the library’s online resources while being stuck at home, but don’t have a library card yet? We have enable Vernon residents to register for a library card – click HERE to go to the registration page, fill out the form and someone from the library staff we’ll get in touch with you to finish the registration process. (If you already have a card but it is expired, simply give us a call and we will renew it for you).
Are you are a gym-goer or like exercising in general and are looking for some at-home workout inspiration? Visit DAREBEE, a non-profit global fitness resource. The website offers quick daily challenges, workout programs, training plans, plus nutrition info and recipes. Most exercises do not require any equipment and range from easy to difficult.
Now is a great time to start seeds for your vegetable garden! Seeds are available during our working hours of 8:30-4:30 Monday – Friday. We have placed them on a cart next to our book drop. Stop by and grab some seeds!
Want to connect with other teens and participate in fun online programs? Join Rockville Public Library’s new Teen Discord server! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, age, and Discord username and tag to get started!
Missing Storytime? Below is a list of links to authors and storytellers online!
- https://www.storylineonline.net/ The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
- https://kidlit.tv/category/read-out-loud/ Explore and enjoy a collection of children’s authors and illustrators reading out loud.
- https://www.youtube.com/user/HarperKids We’re HarperCollins Children’s Books and we’re all about stories that young minds never forget. Whether for preschooler, tweens or teens, we’re home to the likes of Shel Silverstein, C.S. Lewis, Maurice Sendak, Beverly Cleary, Neil Gaiman, The Berenstain Bears, Fancy Nancy, Divergent series, The Selection series, Red Queen series and many more.
As the library remains closed, you can take advantage of our online resources, like movie, TV show and live concerts streaming, as well as learning databases for children. Or how about you give it a try and start learning a foreign language? There are several e-learning options we have for you – go to our database page to browse our selection of those resources.
To access e-books and audiobooks, you can browse our catalog, or search for titles directly through Libby or Overdrive apps. Click here for details.
Connecticut State Department of Education – Resources to Support Student Learning During School Closure Due to COVID-19
Daily schedule materials for school closure (preschool through grade 12) – Khan Academy
Code at home activities (beginner through advance levels) – Girls Who Code
Learning computer science from home (with smartphone options) – Code.org