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Category: Covid-19 Info
Ultimate Parent’s Guide
The Washington Post has an ultimate parent's guide to activities for kids which they update as needed. Usually Post articles are behind a paywall, but because it's related to the pandemic, you should be able to access this resource for free. Check out the article here.
Pandemic Resources for School Librarians
The American Library Association has a number of resources for school librarians gathered at this page. Here's a bunch more links librarians might find useful, and to share with their school communities: https://nycdoe.libguides.com/COVID-19ebooks/free https://slsa-nys.org/resources/coronavirus-information-resources-2020/ http://www.nysed.gov/coronavirus https://www.buffalolib.org/subject-guides/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19 https://slsa-nys.org/resources/coronavirus-information-resources-2020/ https://esboces.libguides.com/COVID19 http://www.nysed.gov/postsecondary-services/covid-19-resources-families-and-communities https://www.e1b.org/en/about-us/novel-corona-virus.aspx# https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/index.html https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus
CDC Guidelines for Re-opening
Check out the SLJ article on CDC guidelines for re-opening schools here. It's a four step process that takes into account a number of factors, just as re-opening businesses does. Here's the article. Edutopia has a more detailed article on this subject here. And an important article on the implications of the current situation, according …
Library Book Return
My philosophy is people are more important than books at this time. I'm not alone, according to a School Library Journal poll. Do I want all the library books returned? Sure, of course. Will the library survive without them all? Again, sure, of course. Should anyone get more stressed worrying about returning their books this …
FREE Coronavirus book for kids
CLICK HERE for a free download of a book for kids that does a great job of explaining the virus and this situation we're in, for kids. From School Library Journal: "Coronavirus: A Book for Children by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson, and Nia Roberts and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. It’s free to download on the Candlewick …