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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

TOWN OF RUTHERFORDTON: COVID-19 Updates & Information

Local Government

By Press release submission | Mar 25, 2020

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Town of Rutherfordton recently issued the following announcement.

  • The Norris Library remains Closesd however we do offer a full suite of online resources. 
Schools and libraries are closed in efforts to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. However, there are digital resources available through the library. There also online learning websites which are now available for free. Please check out some of these resources.

Check out digital books, audiobooks, and magazines that you may “check out” for free:

  • Download and install the Libby App.
  • Open the app and click yes when it asks if you have a library card.
  • Next, select I’ll Search for A Library and then enter your zip code.
  • The result list will show both the North Carolina Digital Library and NC Kids Digital Library. Your library card and PIN/Password will work with both.
  • Once you select either NCDL or NC Kids Digital Library, you will select sign in with my library card. Then you will choose CMC Library Consortium from the drop-down list. Your username is your library card number (no spaces) and your PIN (default is the last 4 digits of your library card number.
  • After signing in, you may then select enter the library and begin searching and checkout items. You just follow the instructions on the screen once you select the item you would like.
You may also access the digital checkouts from the North Carolina Digital Library website. https://ncdigital.overdrive.com/

There are also some great reading and learning websites that are available for your use for free. 

Storyline Online                                  http://www.storylineonline.net

We Give Books                                   https://wegivebooks.org

Starfall                                                http://starfall.com

TumbleBooks                                     http://tumblebooks.com

International Children’s                      http://en.childrenslibrary.org

Digital Library

ABCya!                                               http://acbya.com

Storynory                                            http://www.storynory.com/

Switcheroo Zoo                                  www.switcheroozoo.com

National Geo. For Kids                       www.kids.nationalgeographic.com

Fun Brain                                            www.funbrain.com

Into the Book                                      www.reading.ecb.org

Suessville                                            www.seussville.com

Highlights Kids                                   www.highlightskids.com 

Watch the Norris Public Library Facebook page and website for more digital resources!

  • NC 2-1-1 is now a resource for people to call for assistance related to the COVID-19 coronavirus.  
NC 211 is an information and referral service that families and individuals can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services resources within their community. NC 2-1-1 operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and resources are available in most languages. 

North Carolinians can text COVIDNC to 898211 to receive general information and updates about COVID-19. Sign up now to get regular alerts on the rapidly evolving situation and North Carolina’s response. 

NC 2-1-1 can refer callers to the organizations in their local community best equipped to address their specific health and human services needs including food, shelter, energy assistance, housing, parenting resources, health care, employment, substance abuse treatment, as well as specific resources for older adults and for persons with disabilities, and much more. Simply dial 2-1-1 or TTY 888-892-1162 for assistance. 

NC 2-1-1 cannot provide direct medical services, and COVID-19 can only be diagnosed by a health care professional. If you suspect you or someone you care for may have symptoms or have been exposed to the virus, you should contact your health care provider. If you do not have a provider, you can call the Foothills Health Dept. at 828-289-1185  for guidance.  

People should only call 9-1-1 if they are experiencing an emergency.  We encourage you to follow these recommendations but your 911 First Responders are always here to help in the event you have any true Emergency.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in North Carolina, go to https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-response-north-carolina

Original source: http://www.rutherfordton.net/news_detail_T6_R71.php

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