Open up new worlds, right from home
Have you finished watching everything on Netflix, yet?

If you’re stuck at home without so much as a book, at this point, you can still access OverDrive’s large selection of digital titles – not only e-books, but audiobooks, magazines, and more – and you can do so in one of two ways. For a standard card, you can go to Wallkill Public Library’s website and apply online. We will create your card and mail it out to you, so that even when this crisis is over, you can still take advantage of the thousands of materials available not just via OverDrive, but at the library itself.
Your second option is to go to the OverDrive site and apply for an Instant Digital Card, which will give you access to OverDrive’s collection only (not print and other materials in the Wallkill Public Library itself).

Keep in mind that the standard Wallkill Public Library card that gets mailed to you also gives you access to online databases and offerings such as Kanopy , Tumblebooks , RB Digital , Universal Class , Ancestry.com , and more. If you have any questions, feel free to email lpalmer@rcls.org .
There’s one library that’ s open 24/7
If you prefer print books and are wondering what you’re going to do if you run out of reading material, don’t forget about the Little Free Library located on the lawn of Wallkill Public Library! If you have a book you’re done with, you can share it with your community members by trading it in for another selection available in the red box out toward Bona Ventura Avenue. Don’t have a book to trade? Don’t worry! Just grab one you like and replace it later – we trust you!

Please know, too, that during this time we are still monitoring our email and incoming calls. If you have a question or request, don’t hesitate to call the library at 895-3707. Your call will be returned within 24 to 48 hours. You can also email lpalmer@rcls.org – those emails are checked daily. Stay well!
Library awarded holiday match funds
Stewart’s Holiday Match program is once again donating $600 to the Wallkill Public Library, to be used for the library’s summer programming!

The library applied for the funds over the holidays – one of 1,800 applicants requesting a total of nearly $4 million in support, though only $1.8 million was available to donate. We’re so grateful that during what’s going to be an extraordinarily tough funding year, Stewart’s will help us continue to provide the programming we hope enhances the lives of our community members! Thank you, Stewart’s!
Newspapers go digital for next few weeks
Ulster Publishing Company has announced that for the next few weeks, their publications will be accessible online only. That includes the Almanac Weekly , Kingston Times , Saugerties Times , and the Woodstock Times . This is an effort, according to the publishing company, to keep their staff and delivery people safe during the pandemic.

To access the full version of your weekly paper online, go to www.hudsonvalleyone.com , click on the paper you usually receive via the dropdown menu beneath “Print Subscriber,” and put in the code “nptpass2020.” Those who do not have computer access can request to have their subscriptions extended once the publishing company is up and running again.
Booklist free online access for all
Booklist and Book Links content freely available
During this unprecedented time, the American Library Association has made digital content from booklistonline.com freely available until further notice. Read the press release which includes and extensive list of resources that are available with online access. You can start reading the newest issue of Booklist digitally today. All issues are free to all readers, regardless of whether or not you are a subscriber.
 
The April 1 Booklist includes a spotlight on Series Nonfiction and a focus on Beach and Summer Reading .
Harry Potter unlocked
Alohomora!
In collaboration with Pottermore Publishing, we're pleased to announce that libraries will have access to simultaneous-use ebook and audiobook versions of the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, in every available language. The title will be available for free - with no waitlists - to library partners worldwide throughout the month of April. Check out a copy today on Libby or OverDrive. (Hint: to get a copy in a language other than English, change your language preferences in the "Advanced Search" field.)
COVID-19 resources
Click the button below to access free COVID-19 outbreak resources.

The digital resources guide now includes a tab on mental health and coping. There are a few resources up for children, teens, and adults, and more will be added. Be sure to explore all the tabs at the top to access all available info. Links in the other tabs have been updated, and a few resources have been added. Please remember that this guide does not include every available resource, as that would be an overwhelming amount of information.
Spot the differences
There are seven differences between these two pictures of the notorious Miss Tara (dressed as RBG for Halloween) and Storytime mom, Christina Coviello. Can you spot them?? Thanks so much to Christina Coviello and her husband Dan Bohrmann for creating and letting us use the pictures!!
Here's another Spot the Difference by Christina Coviello and Dan Bohrmann. There are six differences between the top and bottom picture. Can you see them??
Virtual online tours of the week
Cape May Zoo in New Jersey
Don't get stir crazy! The Park & Zoo may be closed but we are bringing the ZOO-to-YOU! Welcome to our virtual Zoo School! Join us Monday through Friday at 11:30 AM
Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico
View high ancient sea ledges, deep rocky canyons, flowering cactus, and desert wildlife—treasures above the ground in the Chihuahuan Desert.
I spy springtime!
Online Storytime
Spring is in the air, and Miss Tara knows all of her Storytime friends would be eager to share all of the signs of spring they spot on the way to the library. Award winning children’s book author/ illustrator Kenard Pak’s newly released title, Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring , is perfect for greeting all the signs of the season.
Rain cloud in a jar
DIY April showers
When the April showers start rolling in, try some at home S.T.E.M. activities with the kiddos. For a hands-on weather experiment, make a “Rain Cloud in a Jar” with just a few household items: shaving cream, water, clear cup or jar, food coloring, eye dropper.
(If you don’t have an eye dropper or pipette on hand, a small measuring spoon or clean medicine syringe would work as well.)
Marbleized paper for Earth Day
If you have any shaving cream left from the Rain Cloud in a Jar experiment, try creating marbleized paper. We used this technique last April during our Earth Day celebrations, and although it can get a little messy, the results are fantastic!
Online picture books for rainy days
Here are a few of our favorite picture books for rainy days. Click the links to watch online:
by Eric Carle
by Jan Brett
by Tom Lichtenheld
Educational streaming shows for kids
Amazon Prime
Creative Galaxy 
Follow the adventures of Arty and his sidekick Epiphany, as they search the galaxy to solve problems with art.

Animal Encyclopedia
Explore the wonders and magic of nature, and the wild, untamed environment of different animal species that make up our world.

DrawMe! a Story Series
Take a “Fine Arts” approach to literature- watch artists bring favorite children’s stories to life.
Disney Plus
Born in China
Follow snow leopards, pandas, Tibetan antelopes, and golden snub-nosed monkeys in this documentary narrated by John Krasinski.

Brain Games
Students will have their minds blown and learn how their brain works with this series of interactive games and experiments.

Disney Shop Class
Learn about tools and engineering with Disney Shop Class. Teams of young builders are challenged to design, fabricate, and test their own fascinating creations.
Netflix
Carmen Sandiego
Reboot of the popular 90’s television show “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?”

The “Who Was” Show
Based on the “Who Was/ Who Is” biography series.

Night on Earth
This new docu-series uses cutting-edge technology to showcase what goes on in nature while we’re all asleep.

Dino Hunt
Dino-crazed kids will love this show about a team of real-life paleontologists on the hunt for a new species of dinosaur.
Indoor scavenger hunt
Can you find everything on the list?
  • a red shoe
  • a paperclip
  • a button
  • a placemat
  • a screwdriver
  • a plastic spoon
  • an orange marker
  • a penny from 1980
  • something green
  • a bell
  • a puzzle piece
  • mittens
  • a cotton ball
  • a burnt sienna Crayola crayon
  • something that was a gift
  • a sock without a match
  • a picture of a grandparent
  • a book with a ONE-word title
  • something that can roll
  • something that can open and close
  • your library card
  • a blue rubberband
  • a coloring book
  • a candy wrapper
  • baby pictures of yourself
Take the 2020 Census online
Get counted!
Our friends from Sesame Street are here to remind you to make your family count, especially little kids and babies!
Learn more about the #2020Census: www.2020census.gov
Podcasts for adults
NPR: Pop Culture Happy Hour
NPR's entertainment and pop culture round-table podcast features spirited discussions of movies, books, television, and nostalgia.
 
13 Minutes to the Moon
Epic stories of NASA’s missions to the moon.
Season 1: Apollo 11 mission
Season 2: Apollo 13 mission
 
The Baby-Sitters Club Club
If you grew up loving Ann M. Martin’s Baby-Sitter Club series, this podcast will take you on a hilarious trip down memory lane. * Please note – this is definitely not for today’s young readers of the BSC graphic novel series.
 
Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
Armchair Expert is a weekly podcast hosted by American actor, director, and writer Dax Shepard and Emmy-nominated Monica Padman. Each podcast features the hosts interviewing celebrities as well as journalists and academics about "the messiness of being human.
Use Novelist to find your next great read
Use Novelist to look up plot summaries, find "read-alikes", other titles by the same author, and check the library's digital catalog to check out or put an ebook on hold for yourself!

Novelist is always available on the library website home page. Have your library card and PIN handy to sign in to find your next great read!