Grafton Public Library

Resources for Self-Quarantined Adults

Check out the full list of online resources and databases offered by the Grafton Public Library

Local Resources

COVID-19

Town of Grafton COVID-19 Resources & Info

Grafton Public Schools COVID-19 Info

Town of Grafton e-Alerts

Rental Assistance (Sept 14 2020 deadline!)

State of MA COVID-19 Resources & Info

CDC COVID-19 page

Reporting Non-Compliant MA businesses

FOOD

Restaurants open for takeout/delivery
(compiled by Jenn Lord Paluzzi, GraftonCommon)

Grafton Food Bank
Open newly designated hours

Find Your Local Food Bank

MA Pandemic EBT Program
For students on free/reduced school lunch

Food Distributors 
A list of restaurant suppliers now selling to the public

How and Where to Buy Local
Sourcing MassGrown food from local farms

Meals on Wheels
Making deliveries to local seniors

Quarantine Food Calculator
Enter the number of men, women and children in your family and it will calculate how much food you need for 2 weeks. Includes shopping tips and a meal plan.

FINANCIAL

211 COVID-19 OR call 211 for information on how to get help in your area

Find Your Local United Way

COVID-19 Relief Fund for Military Veterans

Coronavirus Tax Relief – Federal

Coronavirus Tax Relief – MA

Disaster Loan Assistance (SBA)

Federal Student Aid: Loans and Forbearance during Coronavirus

Financial Relief for Artists

Find Childcare and Childcare Assistance

Find Unemployment Benefits

Loans for Non-Profits

MA Financial Resources for COVID-19

Stimulus Payment Calculator

Where to Find Financial Relief During Coronavirus COVID-19

What do I do if I lose my job-based health insurance?

How can I apply for food stamps?

How do I apply for Medicaid and CHIP?

HEALTH

Grafton Board of Health

Greater Grafton Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Social Distancing Calculator
Designed to help you to understand how your actions affect the spread of the virus within your community. Includes a Toilet Paper Calculator!

Work/Working From Home: the “new normal”

Ask the Career Advisor series with Ken Mattsson
Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Harvard Business Review: A Guide for Working from Home (Parents)

Harvard Business Review: How Dual-Career Couples Can Work through the Coronavirus Crisis

Harvard Business Review: A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers

The Verge Guide to Working at Home

ZDNet Remote Working 101: Professional’s Guide to Tools of the Trade

Self-Care

Calm: Take a Deep Breath
(meditations and more, including Sleep Stories for kids)

Care for your Coronavirus Anxiety
Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty (for parents and caregivers)

Coloring Sheets from 113 Museums

Free Meditation and Relaxation Resources

Free/Reduced Cost Online Therapy
With licensed, insured therapists.

In the Room: Online Meetings for Those in Recovery
(for parents and caregivers)

Marathon AA meeting via ZOOM, 24/7
ZOOM 144108372
PASSWORD 750583

Self-Care Bingo

YMCA360 
Online exercise, fitness, well-being, and youth sports classes.

Yoga with Adriene

Keeping Busy & Entertained During Social Distancing

*Ancestry.com
Build your family tree and research vital stats.

*HeritageQuest
Genealogical and historical records and sources, look up your family history

By The People!
Library of Congress’s crowdsourcing project: transcribe primary source documents.

Calendar of Online Library Events in Massachusetts

COVID-19 Time Capsule sheets

How to Make a Face Mask
Patterns and instructions from Joann

Julia Child’s French Chef
Learn to cook!

MA Audubon Society’s Outdoor Almanac
Things to look for on solo walks outdoors

Pandemic Toolkit
Repository of over 400 things to do, cook, watch, listen to, read, and be grateful for during this unique time compiled by listeners of the Death Sex & Money podcast.

Project Checklist

WGBH Learning Center: Families

Play

Adobe Coloring Books

D&D Beyond
Website/app intended to take care of all the fine print and number crunching, leaving dungeon masters and players free to focus on crafting a good story.

Digital Jigsaw Puzzles
from the Smithsonian Institution.

Games to Play Virtually with Friends 

Golden Girls Escape Room

McSweeney’s Self-Quarantined: The Adult Activity Book

O is for Octopus coloring book for adults
A Fantasy Trip Abeeceedary from Steve Jackson games

The Arts

*ArtistWorks
Music lessons for guitar, cello, flute, piano, violin, ukulele, voice and more

ALT Free Comic Book Day
2 days worth of panels, drawing and more in celebration of Free Comic Book Day, celebrated the first Saturday each May.

MOVIES
Open Culture Free Movies online


Includes classics, indies, film noir, documentaries and other films.

We Are One: A Global Film Festival
Showcase of feature films, shorts, documentaries, music, comedy, and panel discussions from May 29 to June 7, curated by the Berlin International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and more.

OPERA

The Met: (Opera) Live in HD

Paris Opera

MUSIC

*Freegal
free digital music service that gives you access to 15+ million songs from 200+ genres, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. Stream 3hrs a day and download up to 3 DRM-free songs each week. You can also create and save playlists and share them with others.

Amazon Music
3 months, free.

Citizen DJ
Make music using the free-to-use audio and video materials from the Library of Congress.

Free Punk Music
Dischord label makes entire music catalog FREE on BandCamp.

Live Virtual Concerts

Ukulele Festival

Ukes in Space Festival
May 22, 2020

THEATRE
Actor’s Fund: Broadway stars sing, daily at 2pm EST

Broadway Cares
clips

BroadwayHD

Broadway Shows & Musicals to watch from home

A Chorus Line in Quarantine

Filmed on Stage: PBS presents Broadway

Globe-TV
Shakespeare’s plays from the Globe Theatre, London.

The Show Must Go On
Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals

Lifelong Learning

*Pronunciator
Personalized language learning via website or app – over 100 languages available

Class Central & Ivy League MOOCs

Free Online Courses

The Great Courses
Audio lectures from experts in their field – 30 day free trial.

Museum of Modern Art courses 
Through Coursera

Quinsigamond Community College online courses

Serv Safe Food Handler Trainer & COVID-19 training

Smithsonian Associates Streaming
Individual programs, multi-part courses, studio arts classes, and virtual study tours inspired by the Smithsonian’s research, collections and exhibitions.

Parenting

At-Home Challenge Bingo Sheet for kids

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Resources for parents, children and lawyers around COVID-19 and divorce/custody.

Child Mind Institute
Resources for parenting during crisis.

Coronavirus Explainer

Mass.gov 
Open letter regarding co-parenting during COVID-19 from Chief Justice John D. Casey.

National Association of School Psychologists
Helping kids cope with changes resulting from COVID-19.

NPR: What Kids Want to Know About COVID-19
Talking points and free comic.

Reading

*ComicsPlus
Nearly 20,000 streaming comics for kids, teens and adults, always available, including Bone, Disney, TokyoPop and more!

*Overdrive
Digital eBook, eAudio, eMagazines

*NoveList Plus
Reader’s Advisory Tool that helps you figure out what to read next!

450 Free manga releases to read online

BookBub
free and discounted ebooks

Guggenheim Art Book Collection
over 200 digitized volumes.

JSTOR
Academic articles

Marvel Unlimited App
Free 7 day trial and a dozen comics available free during the pandemic.

OPenn collection
Medieval Manuscripts and more

Virtual / Online Tours

13 Virtual Train Rides

Live Penguin Stream

BOSTON
Aerial View of the vacant city

MUSEUMS

The Cowboy Museum (via Twitter)

Dracula’s Castle

Frida Kahlo’s home in Mexico City

Museum of Russian Icons (Boston, MA)

Orchard House: Louisa May Alcott’s home, Concord MA

National Gallery of Victoria (Australia): Collecting Comme
Japanese designer fashion exhibit

National Gallery of Victoria (Australia:) Marking Time
Indigenous art exhibit

National Gallery of Victoria: Petrina Hicks
Photography exhibit

Newport Mansions

Virtual Tours of Famous Castles

Winchester Mystery House, CA

British Museum Virtual Tour

The Louvre Virtual Field Trip

Interactive Frida Kahlo Exhibition from Google

BOTANICAL GARDENS

Chicago Botanic Garden

Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Gardens virtual tour

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens

Monet’s Garden virtual tour

Waddeson, A Rothschild House and Garden

Nothing is Certain but Death and Taxes

MA Income Tax
Filing deadline extended to July 15, 2020

Federal Income Tax
Filing deadline extended to July 15, 2020

MA MOLST & CC/DNR Forms
The MOLST and CC/DNR forms are statewide standardized forms issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Patients and their health care providers can use these to document the results of discussions they have had about appropriate life-sustaining treatment.

TIME Magazine: Why You Need to Create a When I Die File before It’s Too Late
It may sound morbid, but creating a findable file, binder, cloud-based drive, or even shoebox where you store estate documents and meaningful personal effects will save your loved ones incalculable time, money, and sufferin

Last Will and Testament
Free sample at LegalZoom.

Last Will and Testament
Free sample and instructions at eforms.