HEWLETT-WOODMERE PUBLIC LIBRARY IS CLOSED.
HWPL will be closed Sunday, March 15 through Sunday, April 19.
Important Phone Numbers
N.Y.S. CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE: 888-364-3065
NASSAU COUNTY CORONAVIRUS CALL CENTER: 516-227-9570
TEXT Updates: COVID19NC to 888777
Crisis Helpline: 516- 227-TALK (8255)
ebooks and Audiobooks
Nassau Digital Doorway (Overdrive & Libby) - The best source for free ebooks, including the latest best sellers!
Even when the library is closed, Nassau Digital Doorway is open!
Visit nassau.overdrive.com to load your devices up with ebooks and audiobooks!
Other Library ebook resources:
BookFlix - This online literacy resource pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction from trusted Scholastic imprints.
FreedomFlix - Published by Scholastic, Inc., this online resource combines eBooks with reading supports and a deep and diverse collection of related videos, images, Web links, and text.
ScienceFlix - Welcome to ScienceFlix, Scholastic's new online curriculum supplement that combines standards-driven leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly engaging iPad/tablet-ready product.
Sesame Street eBooks - You can make story time extra engaging with bright pages, audio narration, interactivity, animation, and more. You'll get access to more than one hundred eBooks to read online. New eBooks will be added to your bookshelf periodically throughout the year so you'll always have something new to look forward to.
TeenBookCloud - TeenBookCloud is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books!
Tumblebook Library - An online collection of animated, talking picture books, reading comprehension quizzes, educational games, and teacher resources.
TumbleBookCloud Junior - TumbleBookCloud Junior is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books! This database is a great option for adventurous young readers who wish to read beyond the picture book collection in the TumbleBookLibrary. It is designed specifically for kids in grades three to six.
World Book BOLT eBooks - BOLT is a collection of eBooks for reluctant readers featuring appealing topics and carefully prepared text, infographics and attention-commanding photos designed to draw in young readers with accessible leveled text that will help even the most challenged readers understand the material and enjoy reading.
AudioBookCloud - all ages audiobook database
RomanceBookCloud - a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Book Recommendations / Reader's Advisory
Novelist - NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, such as readers guides, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?
Novelist K-8 - NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction that supports elementary and middle school curriculums.
Through RBDigital, HWPL provides access to numerous streaming video services!
AcornTV - British TV and Films: World-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond
Qello - Streaming concerts & music documentaries: The world's largest collection of concert films and music documentaries
IndieFlix - Movies and Classic TV: Streaming video with unlimited access to thousands of titles
The Great Courses - Award-winning Lectures: Unlimited access to engaging professors covering a wide variety of topics
Pongalo - Spanish Language Entertainment: Spanish language telenovelas and translated movies streamed on demand to all popular devices
Through RBDigital, HWPL provides access to numerous thousands of digital magazines!
Newest issues are added daily, and include The New Yorker, US Weekly, Newsweek, OK!, Star, Prevention, Good Housekeeping, Food Network Magazine, O, HGTV, inTouch, Kiplinger's, The Week, Reader's Digest, Wired, Family Handyman, Men's Health, Women's Health, MacWorld, American Girl, The Atlantic, Brides, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, Popular Mechanics, House Beautiful, Bon Appetit, and many, many more!
HWPL provide access to numerous online classes and learning opportunities.
Creativebug - Creativebug is the number one inspirational resource for DIY, crafters, and makers and has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.
Learn It Live - Personal Development: Live and on-demand classes, quick tip videos, and virtual reality wellness
Gale Courses - Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.
Tutor.com - Tutor.com is a highly-rated online learning service that provides one-to-one tutoring, test preparation and online resources for learners of all ages.
Method Test Prep - Online ACT and SAT Test Prep: Comprehensive self-paced program proven to raise scores
Other Online Resources
As schools, museums, and libraries are closed to the public, many institutions are making various resources available:
Academic / Educational Resources:
Skype A Scientist - Live video conferences with scientists all over the world
The Bug Chicks - The Bug Chicks are now offering videos of their award winning programs
NYSCI @ Home - New York Hall of Science at home activities
Children's Museum of Manhattan CMOM at Home - Daily educational activities
Experience Intrepid Anywhere - Activities from the Intrepid Museum in NYC
Time For Kids - Free access for the school year
ABDO Zoom - Online research for beginning readers
Tumblemath - K-6 math ebook database
Disney's Imagineering in a Box Course - Presented on Kahn Academy, ‘Imagineering in a Box’ is a free online program that brings together the diverse talents of Disney Imagineers around the world for a one-of-a-kind learning experience and is part of Disney’s commitment to helping today’s youth create the future they imagine.
Miss Humblebee's Academy - An interactive kindergarten-readiness program that introduces children ages three to six to key concepts in math, science, social studies, language and literacy, art, and music. It’s as challenging as it is fun! (password: open)
Printable Relief Packs - FREE Coronavirus Relief Packs are now available for Preschool through 5th Grade. Each download includes worksheets, activities, songs, and videos for all subjects
Science Mom and Math Dad Daily Lessons - Join us on Monday, March 16th, for a daily show featuring science and math lessons, crafts and games. Hosted by Science Mom and Math Dad, this two hour livestream is a wonderful way to put some fun learning into your quarantine.
Scholastic Learn at Home - Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!
Reading, Literacy, and Storytime Resources:
Compiled List of Publisher Resources - A list of resources from various children's book publishers
Disney Books - Starting this week, friends from the Disney family are sharing some of their favorite stories
Dav Pilkey - Fun Activities Include Drawing Demonstrations, Read-a-Louds Online
Time to Come In, Bear - A Children's Story About Social Distancing
Audible Stories - Free for students and children
#SaveWithStories - Celebrities reading stories for charity (Jennifer Garner)
Operation ASL Storytime - Storytime in American Sign Language
#OperationStoryTime - Your favorite authors host online storytime! (Jan Brett, Sophie Blackall, Ame Dyckman, Shawn Harris and more!)
Storyline Online - Popular books read by popular actors. (Sponsored by SAG-AFTRA)
Author Jen Calonita - Jen Calonita will be posting video workshops on her Facebook page. Her first workshop—writing fractured fairy tales—is live!
Author & Illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka - "Draw Every Day with JJK" Check out Jarrett Krosoczka's free webcasts every weekday at 2pm ET.
Other Online Resources
LiveNation Live From Home Concert Series - Miley Cyrus, Melissa Etheridge, and more!
Carnegie Hall - Watch & Listen
Kennedy Center - Digital Stage
Grand Ole Opry - Livestreaming Performances & Virtual Concerts
Color Our Collections -Free coloring pages from museums and art galleries around the world.
Laurie Berkner Band - Music for kids, new songs posted daily at 7 am, 10 am, 3 pm, 7 pm.
Metropolitan Opera to Offer Up ‘Nightly Met Opera Streams’ - In an effort to continue providing opera to its audience members, the Met Opera will host “Nightly Met Opera Streams” on its official website to audiences worldwide. (https://operawire.com/metropolitan-opera-to-offer-up-nightly-met-opera-streams/)
Virtual Field Trips - Take a tour of San Diego Zoo, a farm, The Louvre, National Parks, Mars, and more!