April 24 2020
A postcard of Narragansett from the PPL collection
First, our usual list of resources follows on the bottom of this email. Please excuse the repetition, it is included just because it could prove handy. Don't forget if you need something listed on shelf or have a question don't hesitate to call us at 789-9507 or email us at info@narlib.org . Due Dates have been extended until June 1st.
FOCUS ON STATE WIDE DATABASES
AskRI.org is a collection of services and databases that are available to everyone in the state at no cost just by submitting a Rhode Island zip code. In response to the pandemic and the stay at home order, AskRI.org has decided to offer a new service Flipster, which allows you to access digital versions of some of your favorite magazines.
When you visit AskRI click on the Flipster link, this screen will appear,
allowing you access magazines by title, subject matter and most recent.
You can even access older issues of favorite magazines.
You can even find old favorite articles ;)
Providence Public Library's Digital Collection
Providence has amassed an impressive digital collection which includes the Edward Ozog Photograph Collection, photos of Rhode Railways, Rhode Island Postcard Collection, which includes over 69 postcards of Narragansett Pier and many more collections from Civil War letters to aerial photographs.

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Resources for Distance Learning.
As the Governor announced, distance learning will continue for the rest of the school year. Here are the resources available for parents: For assistance with distance learning, you can call the Highlander Institute Distance Learning Helpline for parents: (904) 414-4927 or visit https://highlanderinstitute.org/

Resources for Parents to help children cope.
For mental health support for families, call the KidsLink for Mental Health Support hotline at (855) 543-5465.

Rhode Island Department of Health
COVID-19 Info Line: (401) 222-8022
After business hours phone : 211
Schedule a Test and more info:

New RI Dashboard: "Data Dashboard"
The Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging created a Resource page for seniors including a list of local grocery stores offering senior shopping hours for those over 60 or individuals with compromised immune systems. For meal delivery, residents can contact Karen Flint at the Narragansett Community Center at 401-782-0675 or by email @ kflint@narragansettri.gov; South Kingstown senior residents can contact the Center at 401-789-0268 .
Grab and Go Food Sites for Children

Due to the closure of schools, free "Grab and Go" meals are available for children throughout Rhode Island.
  All of these sites are operating on the same basis, which is that anyone aged 18 or under who shows up gets a free meal. There are no ID or residency requirements, but the child must be present . Click to find sites.