Ransom District Library
Ransom District Library
Ransom District Library

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Internet:

The closure of schools and libraries during the pandemic has made it difficult for some patrons to access the internet.  The following companies are offering special programs to help you acquire internet services.

Charter Spectrum Internet Assist
Charter Communications is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a subscription.

Comcast Internet Essentials

New customers will receive two months of free service. Additionally, Comcast is offering public hotspots locally through June 30, 2021. Click here to get to the hotspot map. Scroll down and add your ZIP code where directed.

Access from AT&T

AT&T is offering low-cost wireline home Internet service to qualifying households.

EveryoneOn

A low-cost internet service options tool to help ensure that individuals and families stay connected to the internet.

US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team)
Tips from the US Department of Homeland Security describe and offer advice about common security issues for non-technical computer users. This may be especially useful to senior citizens who are concerned about internet fraud.


Temporary remote access to Ancestry Library Edition is now available to our patrons!  Please visit our catalog, log in with your library card, and follow the link at the top left of the screen to get started on your family history research today!



Other Resources for All Ages:

Authors Everywhere is a YouTube channel that provides workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice, and more presented by children's authors and illustrators.

Open Culture hosts links to thousands of free cultural and educational websites available online which includes (but is not limited to) Audiobooks, eBooks, online courses, movies, and more!

Code.org is a nonprofit organization geared towards teaching children (and adults) how to write computer code.

Take a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.

This Google document has a list of virtual field trips you can take together as a family such as offerings from the San Diego Zoo, Yellowstone National Park, and the surface of Mars!

Every day at 3 p.m. EST, The Cincinnati Zoo is doing a Facebook live video and activity Home Safari!

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. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

TEDEd offers animated lessons based on the ideas of educators and includes small quizzes, additional resources, and discussion posts on each video to help add depth to the content of the videos.

PBS.org is offering a collection of articles to help parents assist their children in coping with the changes brought about by the pandemic.

The Dougy Center  has resources that advise parents on how to support children and teens who have lost a loved one to COVD-19.

 

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