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Starting Tuesday, June 2nd Babcock Library will have staff in the building and will begin to implement a book drop pickup service for our patrons. The service will be as follows:

1. Please go online to our website and browse our catalog. Sign-in and put the books on hold you wish to borrow. We will not be fulfilling holds from other libraries, so please make sure the book you request is set for the Babcock Library.

2. After you put the book on hold, we will put together your order. Once your order is ready, we will call you and set up a time for you to pick it up.

3. Your books will be in a bag on top of the book drop with your name on it.

4. Please return any library materials you currently have out at this time in the book drop. The book drop will only be open during the time periods listed below.

5. Patrons are limited to 2 new books/DVDs or combination per order. There is a 10-item limit per card.

6. If your library card has expired, please call us to renew it.  If you do not have a library card and wish to get one, please call the library for directions on how to do so.

7. Our hours will be as follows and are subject to change:

Tuesdays 10-2;

Wednesdays 4-7;

Saturdays 10-2.

The building will remain closed to the public!

Carolann MacMaster, MLIS
Library Director, Babcock Library

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Please disregard any late notice e-mails. It is an automated system and we are not open yet.

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As of today, 3/16/2020, Babcock Library is asking that its patrons do not return any items they have out. All late fees will be waived, and items may be returned once the library reopens.

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Closing

At the end of business today, March 13, 2020 at 6 pm, Babcock Library will close until further notice.

All events are postponed. Please keep an eye on our website or Facebook for updates on when we will reopen. Thank you.

You can still take out e-books and audiobooks through Overdrive! Please click on the Catalog section on our menu, the click Overdrive. Sign in to take out books. If this is your first time using Overdrive, you will receive an e-mail.

Links for Free Things to Do While Stuck at Home

Covid-19 Resources

https://portal.ct.gov/dph

https://portal.ct.gov/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Muesuems Virtual Tours and Live Streams

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/solomon-r-guggenheim-museum?hl=en

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour/current-exhibits

https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/sophie-taeuber-arp/swKioHNhYqZoLw

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/met-360-project

https://thedali.org/virtual-tour/

http://courtyard.museupicassobcn.org/virtual-tour

https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/acropolis-museum?hl=en

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/preview?pru=AAABcRJEEDw*shvrkr3R4vSJqKlUlPNvNw#

KID’S SCIENCE:

Experiments: 

https://thesciencemomblog.com/

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz

http://www.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do/collection/science-experiments

http://easyscienceforkids.com

https://www.education.com/activity/science/

http://www.scienceforkidsclub.com

http://www.ducksters.com/science/

http://www.biology4kids.com

http://pbskids.org/games/science/

https://www.kcedventures.com/blog/kids-books-and-websites-about-animals-plants-and-human-biology

http://www.kidsites.com/sites-edu/science.htm

https://www.thespruce.com/top-science-websites-for-kids-1259286

https://www.reallygoodstuff.com/community/11-free-science-websites-for-kids/2/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/science.shtml

http://www.math-exercises-for-kids.com

https://www.mathsisfun.com

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