FAQ CONCERNING LIBRARY OPERATIONS DURING PRESENT CLOSURE PART TWO
4. Can I pick up an item I have on hold?
No, holds will not be available for pick up while the library is closed.
5. Can I put items on hold while you are closed?
As of March 30, we ask that you do not make hold requests until the library reopens to the public.
6. What about meetings and programs scheduled at the library?
All meetings and programs are postponed until the library reopens.
7. Will Wi-Fi be available outside the library’s physical building?
Yes! Outside the library, Wi-Fi will be available 6 days a week from 10 am to 5 pm Mondays-Thursdays and 10 am – 1:45 pm Fridays and Saturdays. We cannot offer Wi-Fi printing during the closure. As a reminder, our Wi-Fi network is unsecured meaning a password is not required. I do not recommend using the Wi-Fi network for information where privacy should be maintained.
DURING THE LIBRARY CLOSURE, HERE ARE RESOURCES YOU CAN USE IN PLACE OF THE LIBRARY'S IN-PERSON STORYTIME PROGRAM.
YOU MAY CUT AND PASTE THESE IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER.
School is closed for coronavirus. That means kids are learning from home. Here are some free online educational resources to cut and paste in your internet browser.:
North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources: https://www.ncdcr.gov/things-do/nclearnhome
LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjaYnyCJDdU&feature=youtu.be
Scholastic Learn at Home - https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
Seussville - www.seussville.com - Dr. Suess games and reading
Into the Book - www.reading.ecb.org - Games with reading strategies
Nat Geo for Kids - www.kids.nationalgeographic.com - Learn about geography and animals
Fun Brain - www.funbrain.com - Math and reading games
PBS Kids - www.pbskids.org - Learning with PBS cartoon characters
Others at https://wpde.com/news/coronavirus/school-at-home-free-online-learning-resources
FAQ CONCERNING LIBRARY OPERATIONS DURING PRESENT CLOSURE PART ONE
As I am sure you know, Roanoke Rapids Public Library is closed to the public indefinitely due to recommendations by public health authorities and City Administration to reduce the spread of Coronavirus. I hope that many of your questions will be answered in this FAQ. But if not, please don’t hesitate to reach out! Please stay safe and practice physical distancing. We hope to see you soon!
1. When will the library reopen?
Honestly, we don’t know. We will reopen as soon as public health authorities and City Administration tell us it is safe to do so.
2. Will the book drop be open?
As of March 30, no.. Please retain library material until the Library reopens to the public. This request includes DVDs that should never be returned in the book drop..
3. Will I have to pay fines on overdue items?
There will be no fines accruing on items while the library is closed. Accounts will be backdated to Wednesday, March 11. A new due date will be assigned to all materials once we know when we will reopen.
For more information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus): You may cut and paste into your internet browser.
For call for assistance and resources concerning coronaviris, call 211, visit nc211.org, or text COVIDNC to 898211 for text alerts
For more information on the state of North Carolina response to the virus, please visit https://www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus
For more information on the local response to the virus, please visit Halifax County’s website: www.halifaxnc.com
City of Roanoke Rapids' website : www.roanokerapidsnc.com
FAQ CONCERNING LIBRARY OPERATIONS DURING PRESENT CLOSURE PART THREE
8. What about printing and copy services?
During the closure, the Library will not be able to offer these services.
9. Will the library still be distributing tax forms?
During the closure, printed federal tax forms provided by the IRS and forms the library prints for state taxes and other federal tax forms will not be available. The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced on March 21 on their website that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. The NC Department of Revenue likewise announced they will extend the April 15 tax filing deadline to July 15 for individual, corporate, and franchise taxes to mirror the announced deadline change from the Internal Revenue Service. Please see the NC Department of Revenue website https://www.ncdor.gov/about interests on taxes due and other information related to filing. For federal tax forms and information, go to www.irs.gov or call 1-800-829-3676. For state tax forms, go to https://www.ncdor.gov/taxes-forms/individual-income-tax and click on the right side download forms and instructions or call 1-877-252-3052
10. Are there other library resources available to me while the library is closed?
Yes! Lots! Look on our website for more information. In addition to our digital collections, there will be other sources listed. If you have a Roanoke Rapids Public Library card, go to the bottom of our home page and click on Home Grown e-Books, OverDrive Download, or NC KIDS Digital Library. Call the library at 252-533-2890 and select prompt 4, if you have questions or need assistance. The library’s website is www. http://www.youseemore.com/ROANOKERAPIDS/.
ONLINE RESOURCES FOR ADULTS:
Films on Demand (via NC LIVE): http://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?rsrc=379
- Lots of documentaries, movies, TV shows, and how-to videos
- Public performance rights are included in the license for authenticated users
- Share links to content or embed on a webpage
Open Culture: http://www.openculture.com
- The best FREE cultural & educational media on the web
- A game-based learning platform; lots of existing quiz/trivia games covering different topics on the site or create your own
ROANOKE RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC TO TAKE EXTRA PRECAUATIONS TO PLAN AND PREPARE FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF A COMMUNITY-LEVEL OUTBREAK OF COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS). EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, THE LIBRARY AND OTHER ROANOKE RAPIDS PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THIS INCLUDES PROGRAMS AND SPECIAL EVENTS. THE BOOK DROP OFF OF ROANOKE AVENUE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE RETURN OF LIBRARY MATERIAL. PLEASE KEEP LIBRARY MATERIAL NOW UNTIL THE LIBRARY REOPENS TO THE PUBLIC. UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, THE LIBRARY WILL NOT ACCEPT DONATED MATERIAL. FINES ACCRUED AS A RESULT OF THIS CLOSURE WILL BE WAIVED. PLEASE CALL THE PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT FOR INFORMATION AND QUESTIONS ABOUT SPECIFIC FACILITIES, PROGRAMS AND EVENTS OR LIBRARY RELATED QUESTIONS AT (252) 537-2847 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Roanoke Rapids Public Library now has two new digital collections through OverDrive. NC Digital and NC KIDS Digital can be access with a valid Roanoke Rapids library card and a PIN number. Contact or visit the Library for more information.