Community organizations are stepping up to fill the void for families sheltering in place. Libraries have a wealth of resources – some that might surprise you. Spend some time exploring your library online. You will find much more than books. (But books are great, too.) Learn a new language, watch a movie, research your family history and more.

Here’s a sample:

Spartanburg County Public Libraries created a “stuck at home” guide for families available online. Wifi is available from the parking lots of most branch locations. Watch Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra concerts, fitness videos, author interviews, stories from children’s authors, get homework help, eBooks, audiobooks, access to learning tools and more.

The Greenville County Library System offers eCard sign up for those who do not already have a library card. The system’s website allows access to eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, a huge list of educational resources and online classes and more. Take on a genealogy project while you are stuck at home with access to several family research sites, including

The Pickens County Library System has a variety of learning options including Mango for language learning, eBooks and much more. Access Tumblebooks for children’s books for all ages, a story of the day, games, quizzes and more.

The Anderson County Library System offers a temporary digital library card. Find Tumblebooks for kids, eBooks, genealogy and more.

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