NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the members of the Board of Directors of the Southwest La Plata Library District and to the general public that the Board of Directors of the Southwest La Plata Library District will hold a regular meeting open to the public on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at the training room in the La Plata County Administration Building located at 1101 E 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO 81301.
The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
Next SWLPD Board meetings - May 19 and June 16, 2019
This Agenda may be amended prior to the meeting as allowed by law. Prior to voting to go into Executive Session, the Board will declare the topic(s) of the Executive Session pursuant to § 24-6-402, C.R.S. It is anticipated that any marked (*) agenda items may be discussed in Executive Session and acted on by the Board at this meeting. Any action taken by the Board will occur in regular session, open to the public. The Board may address the agenda in any order to accommodate the needs of the Board and the audience.
(March 23, 2020)
This is a challenging time for not only our community, but our state, country and world. With closures of both community resources and schools already in place and potentially needing to shelter in place, we've put together this list of resources you can access though your computer.
There are sites specifically for child and adult education, downloadable books, movies, fascinating YouTube channels, TV and audios, craft ideas and more.
If you've discovered any additional resources you'd like to share with our community, email your suggestion to email@example.com, feel free to add an introduction we could share. Please begin your email subject line with “WEB_ …” and a short description.
9R Remote Meals Request, Weekly deadline 5pm on Friday
U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention :
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HAND WASHING:
Hand Washing Songs: A 20 Second Scrub-A-Dub
Wash, wash, wash your Hands | Healthy Habits Song | Kids Songs and Nursery Rhymes Little Angel
The Handwashing Song
COLORADO STATE LIBRARY's
Collection of Online Libraries
INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DIGITAL LIBRARY
PROJECT GUTENBERG (Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971)
OPEN LIBRARY - Internet Archive is a non-profit library
GOODREADS’ FREE SHELVES (established in 2007)
MANY BOOKS (established in 2004)
Free educational websites
Online educational companies offering free subscriptions:
Internet Archive - free movies, TV programs, downloadable books, etc.
Virtual Tours of 30 World-Class Museums, 2 Million Works of Fine Art
300,000 free downloadable books from the New York Public LIbrary
ANCESTRY.COM, (by local request)
FREE access to search nearly 500 million records and images on Ancestry, from nearly 300 different collections, including ship passenger and crew lists, naturalization and citizenship records, immigration records, and key military collections such as WWI and WWII draft cards. https://blogs.ancestry.com
Internet Sacred Text Archive, (by local request)
How to make a cardboard geodome:
My Incredible Recipes - Facebook
The Dad Lab's Sensory box game
50 Brain Breaks Kids Will Love - Brain breaks and lots of other resources such as printable worksheets, etc.
Cincinnati Zoo Livestream - each day they will feature a different animal
Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology (Alberta, Canada) - Speakers Series
Benjamin Burger Paleontologist, Utah State University
University of California Television (UCTV)
Roadside Geology of Washington - Geological Sciences
Courtesy of Central Washington University
Due to COVID-19 we now have Nick At Home, live lectures from Nick's home at 6pm Pacific time.
SciShow podcast! http://www.scishowtangents.org
Doodle with Mo Willems
Clickspring - for people who like machines, tinkering and tools.
The Engines of Our Ingenuity
If you’d like to comment on any of our resources, or recommend others,
we’d like to hear from you, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The CDC has an extensive YouTube video collection, we have culled out important videos to help our community better understand the challenges we're facing and suggestions for best meeting them.
"Welcome to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. We are committed to programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death and disability, thereby ensuring a long, productive, healthy life for all people."
* For questions, please call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) TTY: 1-888-232-6348 or visit www.cdc.gov/info
What To Do if You Are Sick
If you think you have been exposed to COVID‑19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. Also, follow the steps at this link to care for yourself and to help protect other people in your home and community.
CDC Briefing Room: COVID-19 Update: March 14, 2020
March 14, 2020 | YouTube 1:35 min
CDC Briefing Room: COVID-19 Update; March 13, 2020
March 13, 2020 | YouTube 1:12 min
Watch to learn the latest on COVID-19
COVID-19: different coronaviruses
February 5, 2020 | YouTube 0:32 min
COVID-19 is a new coronavirus never seen before in humans. It is different than other human coronaviruses that cause the common cold.
Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019
March 11, 2020 | YouTube 0:26 min
This video presents the symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if symptoms are present.
How does COVID-19 spread?
YouTube 0:51 min
CDC’s Dr. Nancy Messonnier describes how novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is spread.
What You Need To Know About Handwashing.
December 16, 2019 | YouTube | 2:00min
This video answers important questions about hand washing and hand sanitizer.
What can I do to protect myself from COVID-19?
March 10, 2020 | YouTube 0:39 min
CDC’s Dr. Nancy Messonnier recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID-19: How to protect against novel coronavirus?
February 5, 2020 | YouTube | 0:35min
CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including coronavirus disease 2019.
COVID-19: Should I wear a facemask?
February 19, 2020 | YouTube 0:32 min
For the general public, CDC does not currently recommend using a facemask to protect against COVID-19. Everyday preventive actions to help slow the spread of respiratory illness are recommended.
General Instructions for Disposable Respirators
April 29, 2009 | YouTube 2:04 min
This podcast, intended for the general public, demonstrates how to put on and take off disposable respirators that are to be used in areas affected by the influenza outbreak.
6 Steps to Prevent COVID-19
March 13, 2020 | YouTube | 1:54 min
Take steps to lower your risk of getting sick with COVID-19. Here are some things you should do.
COVID-19 Stop the Spread of Germs
February 14, 2020 | YouTube | 0:50 min
You can help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like Coronavirus Disease 2019. Follow these simple daily precautions.
10 Things You Can Do to Manage COVID-19 at Home
March 13, 2020 | YouTube | 1:54min
If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.
Prepare Your Home for an Emergency
Nov 21, 2008 | YouTube | 3:05 min
This video gives tips on how to stock your pantry in preparation for natural and manmade disasters.
COVID-19: What is my risk
Feb 5, 2020 | YouTube | 0:34 min
While CDC considers this a very serious public health threat, based on current information, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 to the general public is considered low at this time.
COVID-19: What Older Adults Need to Know
March 10, 2020 | YouTube | 2:25 min
Jay Butler, Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases at CDC, describes preventative measures to help protect older adults from COVID-19.
COVID-19: What is novel coronavirus?
Feb 5, 2020 | YouTube | 0:27min
Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
CDC Public and Private Partner Call for COVID-19
March 4, 2020 | YouTube | 30:30min
Dr. Jay Butler, CDC’s Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases and Senior Response Official for the COVID-19 response provided a situational update for CDC partners, including members of the private sector, public health organizations, universities, and clinical societies. He provided the most up-to-date information on what is currently happening in the United States and abroad, discussed current travel notices, and answered participants’ questions.
Our mission is to establish fiscal stability for our libraries, along with growing community participation in our community owned Sunnyside and Fort Lewis Mesa Public Libraries as they continue working together with their host 9R schools to enrich educational, social, and cultural opportunities for Southwest La Plata County through access to the global internet along with other resources, materials and activities that will enrich the lives of our entire community.
In 2017, over 8,000 people visited the Sunnyside Branch Library and over 5,000 people visited Fort Lewis Mesa. Between the two libraries, over 13,000 items were checked out to community members. And almost 4,000 people participated in community events held at the libraries.
Here are some things you can do to keep Sunnyside and Fort Lewis Mesa Public Libraries open: