Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources


Pequot Library is committed to the health and safety of our patrons, staff, and volunteers.

Dear Friends,

In order to protect our staff, patrons, and volunteers from the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and at the advice our First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick and our local health department officials, Pequot Library will close until further notice to the public beginning Friday, March 13, 2020 at 12:00 noon. Fairfield Public Library and Fairfield Woods Library will also close to the public.

Find more information about COVID-19 below. There you will also find links to online materials such as ebooks, audiobooks, streaming shows, and other digital resources, which can be accessed by any patron with a Fairfield Public Library card.

While Pequot Library is closed:
– All public programming in March and April is cancelled.
– Overdue book fines are waived.
– The Little Free Library across from Pequot in Reeves Park is stocked with books and seeds from our seed library. We are following guidelines provided by littlefreelibrary.org in an effort to keep our Little Free Library as clean as possible, including wiping down the library and contents with antibacterial wipes and using hand sanitizer before and after use.
– Book donations are suspended. (We will gladly accept them for our 60th Summer Book Sale when we reopen!)
– Blossom is being well cared for and looking forward to lots of visitors when the Library is open again.
– Our Derby Day Fundraiser has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 5, 2020.

Thank you for your understanding. We will update you with any developments as they occur. Please take good care.

Sincerely,

Stephanie J. Coakley
Executive Director

For information on COVID-19, please refer to the following resources.

World Health Organization
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public

Centers for Disease Control
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Influenza (Flu)
Pandemic Influenza

Resources in Languages Other Than English
Immigrant and Refugee Resources

Local Resources
CT Department of Public Health – Pandemic Flu Facts
CT Department of Public Health – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Fairfield Health Department

For Kids at Home
A List of Digital Resources Curated by Jane Manners, Pequot Library’s Children’s Librarian

Information for Public Libraries
A Guide to COVID-19

Free Courses on Staying Healthy
What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

Helpful Resource on Effective Hand-Washing
How To Do A Really Good Job Washing Your Hands

Fairfield Public Library Digital Resources
Complete List of Databases and Resources

Digital Resources You Can Use From Home


Overdrive

Download ebooks and audiobooks any time, anywhere.

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Hoopla

Download & stream movies, TV shows, music and more.

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Kanopy

Stream thousands of movies, including classic cinema, indie films, top documentaries and more.

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Freegal

Stream and download music for free.

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rbDigital

Downloadable audiobooks, ebooks and magazines.

Try rbDigital

Creativebug

Get free, unlimited access to over a thousand arts and crafts video classes.

Try Creativebug