#BrightenBelmont with the Belmont Public Library
April 24, 2020 | Special Edition
Belmont and the 2020 Census
Wow! Belmont residents are on top of completing the 2020 Census! But if you are part of the 31.1% who still need to respond, don't worry — just fill out the Census online, by phone, or by mail  based on where you were living on April 1.

College students may be counted by their colleges and universities, even if they are currently home — learn more about  what college students need to know  .

Your responses are confidential, secure, and protected by law. Results from the 2020 Census will impact our community — its roads, schools, housing, and, of course, libraries. Census data also determine representation in federal, state, and local governments. Learn more about the Census from the  Town of Belmont .
Your online library
Try Acorn TV from RBDigital to stream popular British & Australian comedies, dramas, and mysteries, plus documentaries and foreign films

While you're in your RBDigital account, take a look at our magazines. We've updated which magazines are available through RBDigital, so if you don't see your favorite titles here, you can find them on OverDrive instead. Peruse the available collection of magazines on OverDrive , then log in or use the Libby app to borrow them — no waiting!

You can use Ancestry.com from home to explore your family tree, find hidden genealogical gems, and connect with history. Not sure where to start? Register for our online program Getting to Know Ancestry on April 30!

Through May 31, Kanopy is offering a selection of films that won’t deduct from your monthly play credits —  enjoy them here! — as well as free, unlimited access to Kanopy Kids !
Just for fun
Stay connected
Belmont Public Library staff are staying safe at home sewing masks for friends and family, gardening, baking, and, of course, reading. Share what you're doing to pass the time by tagging #BrightenBelmont on social media.
Colorful fabric masks sewn by Ellen.
Nancy's growing foraged chives and supermarket scallions.
Sticky date buns next to a Bon Appetit magazine with date buns on the cover.
Sticky-sweet date buns from Bon Appétit — yum!
Dreyer's English on ebook or audio from OverDrive
New Kid book cover
New Kid on ebook or audio from hoopla
Want to make those date buns? Borrow the April 1 issue of Bon Appétit from RB Digital.
Stay informed
Here are 5 things you can do to avoid coronavirus scams:

  • Ignore offers for vaccinations and home test kits
  • Hang up on robocalls
  • Don't click on links in emails you didn't expect
  • Research before you donate
  • Stay in the know and learn more from the FTC

To ask general COVID-19 questions, dial 2-1-1 or chat online — open 24/7 with translators in multiple languages

Belmont's COVID-19 informational phone line: 617-993-2222 Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm
The Belmont Public Library building is closed until further notice. Library staff are available Monday through Friday 9am-5pm and you can use our digital collection anytime, anywhere!

Need to get a library card or reset your password/pin? Click here .

Questions? Ask A Librarian .

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