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Both Branches Closed

Both branches of the Round Lake Library will be closed until further notice.

During this time, no overdue fees will be charged, and items checked out may be kept past their due date.

The Overdrive ebook and e-audiobook platform can be used by anyone with a card in the system, regardless of fines, overdue items or account expiration.

Online Educational Resources

Many companies and online educational resources have opened their services free of charge during this health crisis.

Check out our homeschooling page for more great links

Scholastic Learn at Home: Fun educational lessons on the Scholastic website where new learning experiences are built around a story or video daily. For students in pre-k to 6th grade and up.

Tumblebooks is providing free access, through August 31st,  to their collections of talking picture books, read-alongs, lesson plans and more. NO LIBRARY CARD REQUIRED!!

Junior Library Guild    Junior Library Guild is providing access to its JLG Digital online reading platform.  With JLG Gold Standard eBooks for Elementary, JLG Digital gives you and your readers unlimited access* to read books online from any device. There is no limit to the number of users who can access the books, so tell your home-bound students to click to their hearts’ content! Titles enter and exit the digital stream regularly, so there are always new picks available.

Authors Everywhere!: A YouTube channel created and run by children’s books writers and illustrators. Workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, and writing advice that will offer fun and creative distractions during potential school closures and quarantines.

ABC Ya an interactive website with over 400 fun and educational games for grades PreK to 6. Play games covering a wide range of topics, such as multiplication, typing, speech and pattern recognition. https://www.abcya.com/

Star Fall Practice phonics skills with read-along stories

Fun Brain Play games while practicing math and reading skills

PBS Kids Hang out with your favorite characters while learning

National Geographic for Kids Learn all about geography and fascinating animals

Highlights Kids Read, play games, and conduct cool science experiments

TIME For Kids: offering free online subscriptions to their grade-targeted digital library, along with educational resources and activities

Virtual Story Times

Dolly Parton will read bedtime stories- premiering at 6pm on Thursday, April 2

Jeff Goldblum reads Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!

Grover reads The Monster At The End Of This Book

Local teens reading picture books on Facebook

Story Time From Space with Astronauts on the International Space Station

#OPERATIONSTORYTIME | Your Favorite Authors Host Story Time Online!

Olaf the Snowman (Josh Gad) is reading bedtime stories on Twitter

Neil Gaiman’s Mouse Circus website for Young Readers– includes full readings of Coraline and The Graveyard Book

Betty White reads Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

Author Mo Willem hosts a live virtual online Lunch Doodle every weekday at 1pm ET

Storynory: A vast collection of audio stories where children can read along to the text. The website’s library includes original stories, fairy tales, and classics.

Virtual Field Trips

We will be adding to this list, so check back!

Check out Google Street View tours of famous sites and museums

Zoos

Oklahoma City Zoo Red Panda Cam

San Diego Zoo

Panda Cam at Zoo Atlanta

6 Animal Cams at Houston Zoo

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden livestreams via Facebook

Houston Zoo

Aquariums

Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams

Georgia Aquarium

National Aquarium in Baltimore

Georgia Aquarium

Agriculture

FarmFood 360 11 Virtual Tours

American Dairy Virtual Farm Tours (by age group)

National Parks

Yellowstone National Park

Out of this World!

Explore the surface of Mars

Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

Star Atlas Virtual Planetarium

US Space and Rocket Center

Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas

Museums

New York State Museum’s exhibit Represent: Contemporary Native American Art

The Louvre

Boston Children’s Museum

The Museum of the World

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Museo Galileo

Cultural Sites

Petra (aka that stone temple from Indiana Jones)

The Great Wall of China

Visit the White House

Easter Island

Ancient Greece

Ellis Island

Plimoth Plantation

Trip to Jerusalem (also available for older grades)

Egyptian pyramids

Tour of Buckingham Palace

The Alamo

Science Expeditions

Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico

Galapagos Islands National Geographic Expeditions

Explore a coral reef in the Bahamas

Amazon Rainforest

Sailing through Antarctica

Son Doong Cave in Vietnam

African safari to the Etosha National Park in Namibia, Africa

360 Virtual East African Safaris


*These links are not affiliated with the library.*

Field Goods Deliveries

***Due to Library Closure, pickups for Friday, March 20th will be available at A Bead Just So in Ballston Spa.***

Field Goods makes its weekly fresh produce delivery services available for pickup at the Round Lake Library’s Malta Branch.

Field Goods will make produce deliveries on Friday by 2:30pm. Anyone is welcome to place an order through the Field Goods website by Tuesday at 11:59pm for pickup on Friday of the same week.

Weekly or bi-weekly produce subscriptions cost $16, $21, $27 and $32. To sign up go to Field-Goods.com, click Order Now, search Public Locations for Malta, and then follow the prompts. Questions? Email info@field-goods.com!

Founded five years ago, Field Goods is a one-of-a-kind business that delivers freshly-harvested local fruit and vegetables to employees and consumers at workplaces and community locations. Field Goods subscribers receive 5 to 8 different types of fruits and vegetables each week, sourced from over 80 small farms. Weekly add-on options include local artisan bread, fresh pasta, various cheeses, extra fruit and more. A weekly e-newsletter, In the Bag, provides tips and recipes as a helpful guide for preparing the produce. During the winter, deliveries include over a dozen types of produce flash-frozen at the peak of their freshness, as well as greenhouse-grown produce, root vegetables, herbs, beans, oils, and other products. Customers sign up online at Field-Goods.com, and can put their account on hold and restart it at any time.

Research attests to Field Goods’ healthy results. The Sage Colleges Nutrition Science Department’s 2014 research study reveals a direct correlation between Field Goods and healthier diets, increased satisfaction with eating habits, and saving time and money on grocery shopping.

The Field Goods Story

Field Goods is a rapidly growing company in the position to reinvent food distribution. Located in Athens, NY, a small Hudson River town in Greene County, our company was started in 2011 with an old station wagon, two employees, and 60 customers. We’ve now grown to service eastern New York State, including the New York metro area, western CT and MA, and northern NJ.

Our distribution model provides numerous benefits to the community while reducing food waste and supporting sustainability. Consumers gain convenient access to local produce on a regular basis along with information that motivates them toward a healthier lifestyle. Employers benefit from a wellness program that is truly effective in changing the habits of their employees. Small farmers benefit from selling their unique products to a new market at a fair price, and the environment benefits from drastically reduced emissions!

Field Goods was recognized for its hiring of workers with disabilities, and received grants from Greene County Economic Development, the New York State Capital Region Economic Development Council competition, and the USDA for its work to support agriculture and create jobs in an economically disadvantaged area. Field Goods is a certified New York State Women-Owned business.

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Freading is Free eReading

We are certain you’ve noticed the lack of eBook options in our system. You may have also heard about the publishing industry’s reluctance to sell libraries eBooks.

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Freading™ allows the Round Lake Library to increase our eBook Collection by offering access to tens of thousands of books- without waiting.

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Freading™has apps for most mobile devices including the Kindle Fire, Nook & Kobo. WOW!

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Freegal Means Free Music

Freegal is music service which provides free, legal downloads of over 9 million songs by artists on over 28,000 labels from 100 Countries.

That means free access to music like Adele, Marvin Gaye, Herbie Hancock, David Bowie, Alicia Keyes, Pink!, Daft Punk and so much more.

Round Lake Library cardholders can download three songs a week with their library card barcode. Freegal songs work with any MP3 device, including iPods. This service works best if used with Firefox or Chrome.

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Read Down Your Fines

Kids- Pay Your fines through reading!

30 minutes = $1.

It’s as simple as that.

Ask a librarian at the desk for a timer, grab a book/manga/graphic novel and read. When the timer is done, take your library card (or ID) back to the librarian and have a dollar taken off your account.

The catch? You have to read while being in the library. Well… you can probably sit out on the porch if you want.

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