Resources for Self-Quarantined Adults
Check out the full list of online resources and databases offered by the Grafton Public Library
- Local Resources
- Work/Working From Home
- Keeping Busy While Social Distancing
- The Arts
- Lifelong Learning
- Virtual Tours
- Nothing is Certain but Death and Taxes
Find your vaccination appointment
MA Vaccination data and updates
Where to Get Tested for COVID-19
Town of Grafton COVID-19 Resources & Info
Rental Assistance – call 211
State of MA COVID-19 Resources & Info
Restaurants open for takeout/delivery
(compiled by Jenn Lord Paluzzi, GraftonCommon)
Grafton Food Bank
Providing Stop & Shop gift cards to participants
MA Pandemic EBT Program
For students on free/reduced school lunch
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.
211 COVID-19 OR call 211 for information on how to get help in your area
COVID-19 Relief Fund for Military Veterans (no longer taking applications)
Coronavirus Tax Relief – Federal
Disaster Loan Assistance (SBA)
Federal Student Aid: Loans and Forbearance during Coronavirus
Find Childcare and Childcare Assistance
MA Financial Resources for COVID-19
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?
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
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
Online exercise, fitness, well-being, and youth sports classes.
Keeping Busy & Entertained During Social Distancing
Build your family tree and research vital stats.
By The People!
Library of Congress’s crowdsourcing project: transcribe primary source documents.
Calendar of Online Library Events in Massachusetts
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
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.
WGBH Learning Center: Families
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
McSweeney’s Self-Quarantined: The Adult Activity Book
O is for Octopus coloring book for adults
A Fantasy Trip Abeeceedary from Steve Jackson games
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.
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.
3 months, free.
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.
Ukes in Space Festival
May 22, 2020
Actor’s Fund: Broadway stars sing, daily at 2pm EST
Broadway Shows & Musicals to watch from home
Filmed on Stage: PBS presents Broadway
Shakespeare’s plays from the Globe Theatre, London.
The Show Must Go On
Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals
Personalized language learning via website or app – over 100 languages available
Class Central & Ivy League MOOCs
The Great Courses
Audio lectures from experts in their field – 30 day free trial.
Museum of Modern Art courses
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.
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.
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.
Nearly 20,000 streaming comics for kids, teens and adults, always available, including Bone, Disney, TokyoPop and more!
Digital eBook, eAudio, eMagazines
Reader’s Advisory Tool that helps you figure out what to read next!
450 Free manga releases to read online
free and discounted ebooks
Guggenheim Art Book Collection
over 200 digitized volumes.
Marvel Unlimited App
Free 7 day trial and a dozen comics available free during the pandemic.
Medieval Manuscripts and more
Virtual / Online Tours
Aerial View of the vacant city
The Cowboy Museum (via Twitter)
Frida Kahlo’s home in Mexico City
Museum of Obsolete Library Science
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
Virtual Tours of Famous Castles
Interactive Frida Kahlo Exhibition from Google
Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Gardens 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.